Books by Hand: Design & Bind a One-Year Supply of Notebooks For You and Yours | Carissa Hempton | Skillshare

Books by Hand: Design & Bind a One-Year Supply of Notebooks For You and Yours

Carissa Hempton, Design Director at NUU Group

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10 Videos (40m)
    • Introduction

      1:42
    • Three Minute Mock up

      3:13
    • Tools and Supplies

      4:29
    • Brush Pattern Covers

      3:47
    • Hand Stamped Covers

      3:47
    • Typography By Hand

      6:33
    • Score Fold and Trim

      5:04
    • Saddle-stitched Staple Method

      2:24
    • Saddle-stitched Sewn Method

      4:20
    • Finishing Touches

      4:16

About This Class

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In this class, you'll learn how to design and produce a pocket notebook series by hand. By the end, you'll have a group of 6–12 notebooks for personal use or to gift to friends throughout the year! We'll explore numerous ideas for designing your custom cover series using analogue graphics and typography. Then we'll go through the basics of making a saddle-stitched book—sewn or stapled. Along the way, you'll get tips on sizing, trimming and paper selection. Lastly, we'll discuss finishing touches and ideas for packaging them for gifting.

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Carissa Hempton

Design Director at NUU Group

Hello Skillshare! I am a designer living and working in Houston, Texas. In 2004 I graduated from University of Houston with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Communications. After holding a senior designer position at Deuce Creative for nine years, my husband and I started and ran A Civil Fox from 2013–2017. Currently I'm the design director at NUU Group—a brand and experience group in Houston.

Over the past four years, I have served on the board of director...

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