I grew up on the coast near Savannah, Georgia and studied Art at Sewanee: The University of the South, earning my BA in 2007. After a summer design internship in Nashville, TN, I moved to New York City and began my design career at Domino Magazine. I also designed for New York Magazine and Martha Stewart Living.

In February 2010, I took an Intro to Letterpress class at The Arm in Brooklyn and immediately fell in love. I started making greeting cards which led to wedding invitation requests which gave me the crazy idea that perhaps I could make a living doing letterpress & design. I left my magazine job in 2011 and spent the summer working for myself and delighting in New York City.

After four years of working in a corporate office, I spent the Autumn of 2011 "wwoofing" or volunteering on organic farms in the South of France.

In 2012, I hiked the entire Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. Living outside for six months, I hiked 2,184 miles across 14 states. I started in March and completed the trail in September. My AT blog: Trekking Macon.

I now live in Asheville, North Carolina, working for myself full time – designing and letterpress printing. In addition, I'm nurturing my vegetable garden and increasing my efforts toward homesteading. I love backpacking and hiking around Asheville.

Feel free to follow along on my adventures on social media: Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. If you are looking to shop, please visit my Etsy Site.

Learning letterpress at The Arm in Brooklyn.

Learning letterpress at The Arm in Brooklyn.

Below are images from my Instagram account. I post my adventures in letterpress, hiking, and a few peeks into my personal life. Follow along @maconyork.