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BookFest Speaker Series: Chris Harrold | Mohawk Fine Papers
July 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
In celebration on our Summer of BookFest, Book Arts is hosting a Speaker Series of experts in the book arts biz! Sponsored by Printing Industries Alliance.
Please join us for a behind the scenes peek into the evolution of The Mohawk Maker Quarterly with Chris Harrold, fellow upstate New Yorker and Mohawk Fine Paper’s Senior Vice President of Marketing and Creative.
What began in 2013 as a celebration of makers, creativity and the culture of craft,The Mohawk Maker Quarterly has become an indispensable source of inspiration for graphic designers around the world. The Maker Quarterly has evolved into an award winning publication showcasing thoughtful editorial features, compelling design, and benchmark printing techniques on a variety of distinctive colored and textured papers. Each issue is built around a particular topic and highlights the work of makers from around the world.
Chris Harrold is Senior Vice President of Marketing & Creative at Mohawk Fine Papers in Cohoes, NY. In this role, he has responsibility for brand management, strategic market
development and creative direction for the company’s product and marketing campaigns. Chris joined Mohawk in 1990, holding several positions from sales to marketing and played a pivotal role establishing Mohawk as a market leader in digital printing. Chris is a Lynda.com author and speaks extensively on the role printing and paper play in design today. He holds an undergraduate degree from SUNY Oswego and an MFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology College. He lives in beautiful Troy, NY.
MOHAWK FINE PAPERS
Paper mill located in Cohoes, Upstate New York
Mohawk serves the creative needs of designers, brand-owners and printers in more than 60 countries with carefully crafted papers designed to make print more beautiful, effective and memorable in a digital-first world. As a family-owned business for four generations, they strive to treat everyone like family; from their 600 Mohawk employees to their customers and partners, with a business model built on relationships, handshake-level trust, communication and honesty towards everyone they work with. And, because they care about our environment, they do all this with future generations in mind, by sourcing pulps responsibly, conserving the water the craft relies on, and harnessing wind power for their mills.
“At our core, we are a company of makers. We make real things that make a real impact. We make connections between people and ideas. What we make helps print go from simply good to truly great.” | mohawkconnects.com