Squeegee: Studio Ambassador
Squeegee joined Ink Lounge June of 2016. Her sparkling personality is what got her in the door, but we admit her enthusiasm for working with kids is what ultimately got her the job. Currently she's here part-time and if you stop in, she'll most likely bark at you to let everyone know you're here... nothing personal.
Stu Alden: Creative Explorer • email
Stu is an odd mix of things from graphic design to screen printing – mechanic, builder, violinist, studied music, math, elementary education, art & design, lived in New Zealand, has traveled to 6 continents and all 50 states... yup chock full of a lot of random things. If you visit the studio you'll understand as along with art prints – he's crafted multi-purpose workbenches, stairs with shelves in the side, 2 washout booths and more. He's rebuilt a 1966 El Camino and in the middle of restoring and swearing at a 1965 Cushman scooter. He's also served as AIGA CO President, Education Director, Events Director and taught design at several of the local universities.
Nicky Alden: Ink Charmer
Nicky's a graphic designer, illustrator, copywriter and screen printer who is curious about almost everything. She also has a sweet side and loves donuts, cupcakes, puppies – and to offset the sweets, she makes some time for gardening and running (3-5Ks, marathons - even a triathlon). Her pedigree includes Creative Director at Bonfils Blood Blood Center for 8 years and designing in the creative department at Chipotle. She's served as AIGA CO Vice-President an Partnership Director, and has taught design at Metro State University in Denver. She currently works full-time as a graphic designer for the State of Colorado.
Every once in a bit people say some nice stuff about Ink Lounge.
Westword • 2017 Best Craft Classes
Born Footwear blog • 2015
Innovators Peak • 2015
Modern In Denver • Spring 2015 Fresh Prints
Uppercase Magazine • Printmaking Issue #25 2015
Creative Mornings • Denver Ink Experts
Westword • 2014 Artcrank
Confluence Denver • 2014
We ran a market for many years that also gotten some nice love!
The Denver Post • 2014
The Denver Post • 2014
Westword • 2014 Best Holiday Craft Show
The Denver Post • 2013
Westword • 2012 Best Manly Holiday Craft Market
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FYI it’s listed as a class, but really more of an overview so we strongly recommend you still find a local workshop wherever you are. Yup!