This expert book typographer will professionally typeset a manuscript and design a book preparing files for professional print output. E-book file prep also available.
Training & Qualifications
Terrence Chouinard grew up near Gary, Indiana, before moving to Memphis, Washington D.C., Tuscaloosa, Ithaca, and Athens (Alabama, that is). He has worked at Pyramid Atlantic, the Corcoran College of Art & Design, and the Library of Congress. In June of 1999 he joined the Rare Book School staff as printer-in-residence and was awarded their first William Reese Fellowship in American Bibliography and the History of the Book in the Americas. In 2000 Chouinard received his MFA with dual emphases in printing & binding from the Book Arts Program at the University of Alabama. He founded his private imprint the Wing & the Wheel Press while an undergraduate at the Memphis College of Arts in 1990. Items published by the Wing & the Wheel are represented in the collections at Wellesley College's Margaret Clapp Library; the Copley Library; the Jaffe Collection, and the Library of the National Gallery of Art, among others. In 2000 he was appointed the second Victor Hammer Fellow in the Book Arts at Wells College in Aurora, New York, where in his first year he was instrumental in creating a Minor in the Book Arts. In 2004 he organized the extraordinarily successful international book arts symposium "Matter & Spirit," which featured the work of presenters such as Donald Glaister, Suzanne Moore, Vincent Fitzgerald, Theo Rehak, Priscilla Juvelis, Daniel Kelm, Mark Dimunation, and Donald Jackson as its keynote speaker. In 2002 Chouinard became the Director of the Wells Book Arts Center, where he dedicated himself to teaching, printing at one of the nation's premier undergraduate book arts programs. A member of the Grolier Club and a former trustee of the American Printing History Association, Chouinard retired as Director of the Wells Book Arts Center in 2008 to re-establish his own freelance design & fine printing business. During his eight years in New York he worked as a typecaster, compositor, pressman, proofreader and webmaster for his heroes Michael & Winifred Bixler at their press & letterfoundry in Skaneateles, where he learned everything about casting type and printing fine books that they don't teach in graduate school. He now lives & works in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where when he's not designing or printing books, he's thinking about designing or printing books. In-between press runs he is currently developing an online bibliography of the educator & printing historian Alexander S. Lawson.
Availability & Preferences
Monday through Friday