DAN WOOD is the founder and driving force (for better or worse!) at the shop. After a brief stint studying history at McGill University in Montreal, he received a Bachelors of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1994, and was soon off and running in the printing world. He continued his education in print by learning the crafts of offset lithographic and letterpress printing in commercial print shops from Washington, D.C. to Providence, Rhode Island. His own work has been shown nationally and internationally, and is represented in many private and public collections, including the print collections of Wheaton College, the New York Public Library, RISD Museum of Art, and soon to be at the Iraqi National Library. He is an adjunct professor at the Rhode Island School of design, and more of his own work can be found here!
LOIS HARADA is DWRI's Production and Managerial Genius. In addition to sharing creative responsibilities for the shop, she is the main contact person, and will help guide your project from quoting, design and prepress, to production and shipping. LOIS came to DWRI in 2011 after graduating from RISD with a BFA in Printmaking in 2010. She is a board member at New Urban Arts, a key member at the AS220 community print shop, and an active artist. She exhibits her own work locally and nationally, some of which can be seen and purchased here in the DWRI Letterpress Shop.
HOPE ANDERSON came to dwri in 2013 after grauating from RISD in 2013. She is the main production force on the C and P, Vandercook, Foil Stamper, Linotype, Ludlow, Stitcher, and many other machines too numerous and heavy to mention. HOPE is a printmaker and animator, and her own work can be seen at www.hope-anderson.com.