Hello, my name is Nani Paape. I’m a craftswoman and writer who loves design, color, paper, typography, book arts, textiles, printing, and well-crafted words.I have plied my print production management and writing trades at design firms, ad agencies, in-house marketing groups and a variety of creative companies, including my own.
With a passion for craftsmanship, I have managed countless offset and relief printing projects, including annual reports, corporate re-brands, stationery systems, glamorous invitations, local billboards and global magazine ad campaigns. The dozens of high-quality annual reports I shepherded to completion top my list of all-time-favorite projects.
I love to write, too, especially about printing and design—worlds I know well. Friends encouraged me to create a blog to share my expertise and stories “from the field,” and to explore a new writing outlet. Printing Disasters—and How to Avoid Them is the result. I hope my Cautionary Tales and Disaster Avoidance Tips will elicit chuckles of recognition and help you avoid the many pitfalls of printing!
From 2009 to 2011, the Printing Disasters blog helped me forge a career transition from print production manager to copywriter by demonstrating my ability to write about specialized processes in accessible, everyday language. Once I landed a full-time communications writer and website project manager job outside the world of printing and graphic design, I wrote few posts here.
You can see more of what I’ve been up to for the past few years by visiting my writing and creative project management portfolio site, nanipaape.com.