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.

Fold of the Week: Double-Take Mailers

We’re taking a look at format modification, and the options to change the experience, the focal point, and how we can add interaction.

Fold of the Week: Mic Drop Fold Idea

Here’s an outstanding design for a brochure – it’s layered, folded, stitched and quietly confident. This piece goes beyond aesthetic.

Fold of the Week: Dynamic Angled Folds

I’ve been focused on practical ideas lately, which are necessary, but here’s something a bit more daring from a design perspective.

Fold of the Week: Zen Broadside Mailer

A simple broadside format can be used effectively for mail. I have two format variations, and I think you’ll like this simple solution.

Fold of the Week: Dog-Themed Mailer

I’m on a roll with useful and creative self-mailer ideas, so here’s another clever idea for a self-mailer that can hold inserts.

Fold of the Week: Mock-Envelope Mailer

What if a mailer “looked” like an envelope, but actually was not an envelope? Can a self-mailer be just as engaging as envelope mail?