Porchlight Press

Artist/Studio | Porchlight Press | Vancouver, B.C.

Heather Braun is the Founder and Creative Director at Porchlight Press based in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She has been playing with paper and drawn to colour and texture for as long as she can remember. Born and raised on the West Coast, her inspiration comes from the the local flora and fauna, and the natural colour palettes and textures of the outdoors. Her products are a blend of beauty, simplicity and as often as she can, a touch of humour. She worked professionally as a landscape architect and graphic designer for several years, but after being given a small letterpress machine by a friend, her entrepreneurial spirit bubbled up. She realized that many of her personal loves could be found in letterpress so she struck out to create Porchlight Press about 8 years ago. Finding a printing press in a barn in Napa Valley to an auction in Baltimore, she gathered her tools of the trade, each having a unique story and link to the rich history of letterpress printing. Slowly but surely, she has built a bustling studio both printing on antique presses for others commercially as well as creating and hand printing a stationery line she is very proud of. Her studio also offers workshops throughout the year to allow the public to play and get their hands dirty with her extensive collection of antique wood and metal type. We participate in community events like East Side Culture Crawl where we get to open our doors and share our passion with the public.