How would you describe Dizzy Ink, and the roles within the studio?
Dizzy Ink is a specialist print studio consisting of myself and Ben Kay, focusing on alternative print production. Our bread and butter is Risograph, but we do all sorts using things like screen printing, letter press, thermography, hot foil, embossing, die cutting laser cutting and Mimeograph.
We’re super-fortunate to have really diverse projects. We’ve done a lot of teaching through workshops, lectures and specialist training then exhibitions, book production and artist prints. From individuals needing a few prints, right up to book and exhibition design!
We’ve just taken on a massive project, managing a beautiful building in possibly the best location in all of Nottingham. We’re one half of the team of directors of a new CIC [Community Interest Company] called The Carousel – a place for creatives to have studios, collaborate and programme events. There are also shared print facilities which is exciting!
What does a typical working day look like?
At the start of the week I get into the studio for 8am and by the end of the week I’m strolling in at 10!