ERIC BENSON | CO-FOUNDER Eric is a sci-fi loving, tree-hugging nerd from Michigan who is also the Chair of the University of Illinois Graphic Design Program. He co-founded Fresh Press in 2012 and has been running his 501(c)3 non-profit Re-nourish since 2006. 

ERIC BENSON | CO-FOUNDER

Eric is a sci-fi loving, tree-hugging nerd from Michigan who is also the Chair of the University of Illinois Graphic Design Program. He co-founded Fresh Press in 2012 and has been running his 501(c)3 non-profit Re-nourish since 2006. 

MATT TURINO | SUSTAINABLE STUDENT FARM MANAGER Matt is a dancer and musician who likes his vegetables. He is the Sustainable Student Farm Manager at the University of Illinois. Learn more about the farm. 

MATT TURINO | SUSTAINABLE STUDENT FARM MANAGER

Matt is a dancer and musician who likes his vegetables. He is the Sustainable Student Farm Manager at the University of Illinois. Learn more about the farm

NATALIE SMITH | STUDIO MANAGER Natalie was born in Louisiana and loves reading and designing award-winning books. She is a Petullo fellow MFA candidate in Graphic Design. 

NATALIE SMITH | STUDIO MANAGER

Natalie was born in Louisiana and loves reading and designing award-winning books. She is a Petullo fellow MFA candidate in Graphic Design. 

CATE HUMMEL | PAPERMAKER & BOOK DESIGNER Cate is punk rock loving gardener who was born and raised in Urbana. She is a Senior studying Graphic Design and Photography. 

CATE HUMMEL | PAPERMAKER & BOOK DESIGNER

Cate is punk rock loving gardener who was born and raised in Urbana. She is a Senior studying Graphic Design and Photography. 

CHLOE TORRI | PAPERMAKER & BOOK DESIGNER Chloe is a painter by day and a drummer by night. She is a Senior in Painting with a minor in Community-based Art Education

CHLOE TORRI | PAPERMAKER & BOOK DESIGNER

Chloe is a painter by day and a drummer by night. She is a Senior in Painting with a minor in Community-based Art Education

JULIANY NAKAZATO | PHOTO & WEB DESIGNER Juli is a coffee infused designer who likes to pop, lock it, and drop it in her free time. She is a Junior in Graphic Design. Check out her work here. 

JULIANY NAKAZATO | PHOTO & WEB DESIGNER

Juli is a coffee infused designer who likes to pop, lock it, and drop it in her free time. She is a Junior in Graphic Design. Check out her work here

ANALISA BERNARDI | DESIGNER & PHOTOGRAPHER Analisa like animals and sports and most likely enjoys watching sports while cuddling with a cat or dog. If you ask, she can help you fundraise a million dollars. She is a Senior in Graphic Design.

ANALISA BERNARDI | DESIGNER & PHOTOGRAPHER

Analisa like animals and sports and most likely enjoys watching sports while cuddling with a cat or dog. If you ask, she can help you fundraise a million dollars. She is a Senior in Graphic Design.

SARAH GINNARD | DESIGNER & PAPERMAKER Sarah, unlike Juli, hates coffee, but loves taxidermy. She hails from Hillsboro, IL and is a first year student in Painting.

SARAH GINNARD | DESIGNER & PAPERMAKER

Sarah, unlike Juli, hates coffee, but loves taxidermy. She hails from Hillsboro, IL and is a first year student in Painting.

CYNTHIA LIU | PAPERMAKER Cynthia is a foodie who loves taking photographs of her meals and afterwards the sky. She is from the equator (almost) and is a first year student in Graphic Design.

CYNTHIA LIU | PAPERMAKER

Cynthia is a foodie who loves taking photographs of her meals and afterwards the sky. She is from the equator (almost) and is a first year student in Graphic Design.

MARYAM SHEHZAD | PAPERMAKER & ARTIST Maryam hails from Pakistan, and unlike Cate prefers ballet to punk rock and go karting through a flower bed. She is a Senior in Economics with a minor in Art + Design. 

MARYAM SHEHZAD | PAPERMAKER & ARTIST

Maryam hails from Pakistan, and unlike Cate prefers ballet to punk rock and go karting through a flower bed. She is a Senior in Economics with a minor in Art + Design. 

AMANDA STURGILL | BRAND DESIGNER Amanda spends her free time overwatering her spiky succulents and hanging out on her hammock playing video games. She is a SUPER senior in Graphic Design and Community-based Art Education. You can find more of her work here.

AMANDA STURGILL | BRAND DESIGNER

Amanda spends her free time overwatering her spiky succulents and hanging out on her hammock playing video games. She is a SUPER senior in Graphic Design and Community-based Art Education. You can find more of her work here.

PASCALE GRANT | DESIGNER & PAPERMAKER Pascale is a townie who will sing you "O Mio Babbino Caro" if you ask very nicely. She is a first year student in Graphic Design who someday will probably be a famous actor. 

PASCALE GRANT | DESIGNER & PAPERMAKER

Pascale is a townie who will sing you "O Mio Babbino Caro" if you ask very nicely. She is a first year student in Graphic Design who someday will probably be a famous actor. 

MERRYTA LIU | PAPERMAKER

MERRYTA LIU | PAPERMAKER

SAMANTHA BODINES | PRINT DESIGNER Samantha is a cartoon lover who enjoys getting inked and perfecting the art of eyeliner. She is a Senior in Graphic Design. You can see her design work here. 

SAMANTHA BODINES | PRINT DESIGNER

Samantha is a cartoon lover who enjoys getting inked and perfecting the art of eyeliner. She is a Senior in Graphic Design. You can see her design work here

ANDREA WORTHINGTON | DESIGNER & PAPERMAKER Andrea likes to imagine herself living at Hogwarts playing piano for actor Adam Scott. She also is a hero, saving her hometown church from burning down! She is a first year student in Graphic Design.

ANDREA WORTHINGTON | DESIGNER & PAPERMAKER

Andrea likes to imagine herself living at Hogwarts playing piano for actor Adam Scott. She also is a hero, saving her hometown church from burning down! She is a first year student in Graphic Design.

DONNA DIMITROVA | DESIGNER & PAPERMAKER Donna hails from Bulgaria, and sometimes cries tears of joy when Pascale sings. She also sings her favorite Arctic Monkey tunes (in Russian) to her two pet Cockatails. 

DONNA DIMITROVA | DESIGNER & PAPERMAKER

Donna hails from Bulgaria, and sometimes cries tears of joy when Pascale sings. She also sings her favorite Arctic Monkey tunes (in Russian) to her two pet Cockatails. 

SOPHIA PIPATHSOUK | SOCIAL MEDIA Sophia communicates through dog pictures and loves thinking of really funny skit ideas. She is from the 815 and is a senior in Economics and Advertising

SOPHIA PIPATHSOUK | SOCIAL MEDIA

Sophia communicates through dog pictures and loves thinking of really funny skit ideas. She is from the 815 and is a senior in Economics and Advertising