Elizabeth Burke-Dain

Board of Directors, Secretary

Since founding the citywide arts festival Around the Coyote in the 90s, Elizabeth Burke-Dain has transformed and elevated some of Chicago’s most celebrated cultural brands such as Poetry Foundation & POETRY magazine, the Art Institute of Chicago, Columbia College Chicago’s gallery programs, the Garfield Park Conservatory, and many more. She is an influencer and specialist in taking organizations and individuals to the next level with strategic and targeted messaging and by engaging distinguished branding and design agencies such as Pentagram Design and Michael Bierut. Burke-Dain has a proven track record of reinvigorating mission-based organizations with innovative programming, media partnerships, advertising campaigns, communications planning, and creative content development that successfully resonates with potential audiences. 



Janice Cho

Board of Directors, Vice President

Janice Cho is an artist and designer living in Chicago, IL. She comes from the sunny west coast but has made the midwest her home since receiving her M.A. in Arts Administration and Policy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she also received her letterpress training.
Janice has been involved with local letterpress studio, Starshaped Press, for several years, and has attended Penland School of Craft’s artist residency program for two winter sessions where she explores and experiments with different letterpress techniques. Her work has been published in the book, “For the Love of Letterpress,” and she has also exhibited at the Hamilton Wood Type Museum.

Services Offered:

  • Graphic Design
  • Printmaking Commissions



Classes by this Artist:

Letterpress I: Wood & Metal Type, Begins 5/3
Holiday Card Printing: Letterpress (12/7/14)
Letterpress I: Wood & Metal Type (Jan 2015)
Letterpress I: Wood & Metal Type
Letterpress I: Wood & Metal Type (March 2016)
Letterpress I: Wood & Metal Type
Letterpress I: Wood & Metal Type
Letterpress: Movable Type + Polymer Plates (April)

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Ryan LaFollette

Board of Directors, President

Ryan LaFollette’s background is in non-profit administration and urban affairs. He has previously worked for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists’ Residency. Currently, LaFollette is the Assistant Director of the American Library Association. With a steadfast appreciation for art, LaFollette has long been a supporter and collector. His collection includes many prints by artists from Spudnik Press.

Vida Sačić

Board of Directors

Vida Sačić is a Croatian-American artist, designer and educator. Her work in print media explores the relationship between printing and language. She prints and creates large-scale installations; assemblages of prints on paper, textiles and fiber using moveable type, letters that can be touched, and a printing press. Her works have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions nationwide, including DeVos Art Museum (MI), Art Mora Gallery (New York City), Columbia College (Chicago) and The Center for Book Arts (New York City). Sačić has been recognized as an Artist-in-Residence at The Penland School of Art and Craft (North Carolina), The Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum (Wisconsin), The Center for Book and Paper Arts (Chicago, Illinois) and Tiporenesansa Studio (Ljubljana, Slovenia) among others. She is an Associate Professor of Art at Northeastern Illinois University and works in her studio in the Ravenswood neighbourhood of Chicago.



Classes by this Artist:

Letter + Press // Co-presented with AIGA Chicago