Meet Our Staff

Jim Moran

JIM MORAN

MUSEUM DIRECTOR

Jim runs letterpress workshops, archives the collection and maintains the museum on a daily basis. Previously he had volunteered at Hamilton and donated presses and equipment from his Green Bay, Wisconsin, printing firm, Moran’s Quality Print Shop, where he worked as apprentice, pressman, partner and owner with his father and grandfather for over 35 years.

Stephanie Carpenter

STEPHANIE CARPENTER

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Stephanie is a graphic designer, letterpress printer, and book artist. At the museum she teaches letterpress and bookmaking workshops, serves as in-house printer, directs social media and the website, coordinates volunteers and interns, and arranges event and conference organization. She is a graduate of the graphic design masters program at Indiana University.

Bill Moran

BILL MORAN

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Bill is a 3rd-generation letterpress printer, graphic designer and professor of printing history at the University of Minnesota. Beginning in 2001 he volunteerd for Hamilton Wood Type in a variety of roles including the writing and publishing of his book Hamilton Wood Type, A History in Headlines. Bill is responsible for partnerships, fundraising and the museum’s visual brand.

Tootsie Marie Sommers

TOOTSIE SOMMERS

OFFICE MANAGER

Tootsie is a former Fisher Hamilton employee, having managed marketing communications for the company for the past nine years. With her company background and enthusiasm for all things Hamilton she is a sincere advocate of Legacy Hamilton.

THE HAMILTON WOOD TYPE CUTTERS

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