Pinball Publishing is filling a niche with colorful attention to detail

About the speaker

Laura Whipple is a cultural entrepreneur. Her degrees in Anthropology and History led her to study the Arabic language in the Middle East as a Fulbright scholar before returning to her Oregon roots. For the past twelve years, she has developed tools for people to communicate their ideas through the creation of printed goods. She’s the President and Co-founder of Pinball Publishing, Scout Books and Outpost; three custom manufacturing companies housed in one incredibly yellow building in SE Portland, Oregon. The enthusiasm she has for her work is fueled by a love for communication, collaboration, and the making of meaningful things. Her talented team has had the honor of working with thousands of inspiring clients, including Stumptown Coffee, 33 Books, Squarespace, Mercy Corps, Etsy, Threadless, New Belguim Brewing, The Sketchbook Project, The NY Times, and Google.

Her talk for Creative Mornings will focus on color, specifically the printed variety, in all its Pantone® specified, CMYK calibrated, full bled, overprinted glory. She’ll be exploring the physical creation of color both as a material of commerce and a powerful design tool. She’ll discuss the importance of a project practice, and why print still matters, even, and especially in the digital age.

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