Still Point Press Design Studio is a full service design studio and workshop in Charlottesville, Virginia. Our websites are 100% completely custom designed to the specifics of your business, we do not use out-of-the-box templates. We provide Wordpress as our publishing platform as it gives us complete design control, flexibility and is easy to keep current as technology moves forward. In addition, we also provide graphic design services such as logo design, brochure design, poster or stationery design; anything that you may need for printed matter. This includes complete book design, including interior and cover design, assistance with self-publishing and print-on-demand services, and the more technical details of book publishing such as ISBN numbers and barcodes. One of our favorite ways to get off the computer is by binding custom books for clients by hand.
Our design philosophy: Simplicity. In an environment bombarded with images and information, we believe simplicity can communicate much more effectively than chaos.
Our business philosophy: Relationships are key. That includes the relationship with our clients, vendors and also the environment. Still Point Press strives to make the experience of working with us a thoughtful, considerate, friendly, and transparent one. In addition, we bring those qualities to our environmental footprint: We strive to conduct business in an ecologically sound manner, using recycled and chemical-free materials whenever possible, and reducing waste by recycling, re-using paper matter and limiting the use of plastics and other harmful materials. Additionally, we try to be energy efficient and maintain a healthy work environment.
The Still Point: One-pointedness of mind, the center of each moment. We use this as the foundation of our focused and mindful approach to our business; working from the still point in our creative process to create work that is vivid and awake.
About the proprietor: Owner and designer Kristin Adolfson has been working with print and web design for more than a decade. She earned a B.A. with Distinction from the University of Virginia in Media and Film Studies, studied letterpress at the Center for Book Arts, and bookbinding at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Since relocating to Charlottesville, Virginia, she founded Still Point Press and is a member of the Virginia Arts of the Book Center where she teaches both bookbinding and letterpress. Her books have been exhibited at Codex International Book Fair in San Francisco, Action/Interaction: Book/Arts at Columbia College Chicago, and are part of the University of Washington and University of Virginia Rare Book School collections.
Here is what some of our clients are saying:
I was particularly fond of your handmade guest book – one of a kind spectacular! Keep the presses rolling!
You certainly have created a lovely finished product. I consider myself truly fortunate to have had an extremely talented, artistic, and imaginative person as you to create "Soul Dust". I thank you for bringing this pleasure into my life and into the lives of many others.
My mom said it was "the most beautiful wedding invitation she'd ever seen in her life." Your rapid response to this short notice requirement was phenomenal. The trifolds look great and the client is pleased with your work. Thanks for a job well done.
The box of stationary got here yesterday, it looks really great thank you thank you, all the pieces from the note card to letter head to envelopes, they look really sharp and exactly as Sean hoped for. Many thx again they look great.
It's a beautifully designed website. I love the colors. They feel so appropriate in a period way to the craft. Especially those duotone effects. What a super job.
wow they [personalized letterpress notecards] are so beautiful the quality is amazing. i can see your hand in it also. its an original. thank you thank you.
got home and opened the box of inserts [LP inserts] (boy was it heavy). they look absolutely fabulous-- really great, and there's even more detail on them than was in the proof. fan-freakin-tastic. beautiful job as always–
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