About Heartell Press
Owner, Designer, Printer
Rachel Kroh is the founder of Heartell Press. She designs and carves the blocks for all our cards and prints. Kroh was born in Oak Park, Illinois and raised in the foothills of Salt Lake City, Utah. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Sarah Lawrence College, a Master of Fine Arts in Printmedia from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Master of Arts and Religion from Yale Divinity School. Before founding Heartell Press in 2014, Kroh exhibited her sculpture, paintings and prints in galleries in Chicago and New York. She was co-founder of the progressive dinner church St. Lydia’s in Brooklyn, NY and Executive Director of the nonprofit organization Music that Makes Community. After seven wonderful years of food coop membership, community garden building and committed pizza and bagel consumption in Brooklyn, NY, Kroh relocated in September 2016 to Fort Wayne, Indiana. She is enjoying the close proximity to family, the abundant space for inventory and letterpress equipment and the plentiful peace and quiet of the midwest.
Ali has been working at Heartell Press since January of 2017, so if you’ve ordered from us during that time you have likely enjoyed her flawless packaging skills, precise attention to detail and exquisite order packing abilities. In addition to keeping things running smoothly in our shipping department, Ali is the talent behind Frebella Calligraphy and Design (and addresses all of our envelopes when we send out mailers!).
Seven is our current production assistant and is responsible for running our two letterpress machines, a Chandler & Price Pilot tabletop press and a C&P 10x15 floor model platen press. She loves printmaking and is always looking for new ideas, inspiration and techniques to apply to her own work in graphic design and fine art.