Trish Witkowski

Trish Witkowski

Trish Witkowski is Chief Folding Fanatic at the online community foldfactory.com. She holds a bachelor of fine arts degree in graphic design and a master of science degree in Graphic Arts Publishing from Rochester Institute of Technology’s School of Printing Management and Sciences (now the School of Print Media).

An award-winning designer, Trish held the position of creative director for a Baltimore-based agency for six years, and has taught design and desktop publishing at the college level. She has a specialized expertise in the area of folding and is the creator of the FOLDRite™ system, a 2004 GATF InterTech™ Technology Award winner.
 
Trish frequently publishes articles for graphic arts industry publications, and has written three books on the topic of folding: A Field Guide to Folding, Folding for the Graphic Arts: A Teacher’s Handbook, and FOLD: The Professional’s Guide to Folding.

Closed Gate Mailer With Hinged Coupons – 60-Second Fold of the Week

This week's spotlight falls on a clever sample from BirthdayPak of Springfield, Pennsylvania. This marriage mailer format has a unique way of presenting the eight gift cards featured in the promotion. The format begins as a classic closed gate, but when it is opened, there are eight gift cards revealed on the interior spread from eight different companies. The format begins as a classic closed gate, but when it is opened, there are eight gift cards revealed on the interior spread from eight different companies.

Slick T-Cross, Two-Pocket Mailer – 60-Second Fold of the Week

This week's selection is a mail promotion from American Express for its Platinum Selects program. The piece arrives shrink-wrapped with a custom label. Heavy, pearlescent paper with touches of silver foil presents substance and style. We see lots of great uses for this format, including event invitations, ticket delivery or product promotion.

Gorgeous Self-Mailing Wrap Invitation – 60-Second Fold of the Week

We're kicking off 2016 with an event invitation to remember for an event at Tiny Jewel Box in Washington, D.C. The piece takes the form of a stylish wrap that self mails with a custom seal and custom postage stamp. Nested inside is a letterpress invitation that looks and feels amazing.

Clever Box Pop-Up Format Mailer – 60-Second Fold of the Week

This week, the spotlight is turned on Cedar Graphics in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for a very clever box format pop-up solution that was completely automated. Watch as Trish takes this surprising, one piece pop-up apart to show how it was done.

Closed Gate Iron Cross Pocketfolder Hybrid - 60-Second Fold of the Week

This beautifully designed, oversized brochure from Finch Paper opens like a classic closed gate. However, when you open the gate panels, one side reveals a stitched booklet insert, and the other reveals an iron cross integration. The two added panels become a protective holder for an accordion-folded insert.

Swinging Gate Hybrid Invitation - 60-Second Fold of the Week

This week's format is a brilliant marriage of the centered swinger fold and the classic gate fold. Our friends at Oliver Printing have designed a fun and creative hybrid format for their 35th Annual Clambake event. Combined, you get a gate reveal with a swiveling center. In this case, a dinner plate that goes from empty to full. It's a can't-miss episode that is sure to inspire!