Centre for the History of the Book

Steve McDonald

Steve McDonald is Graphics Technician at Edinburgh College of Art.

Steve McDonald

Graphics Technician

  • Edinburgh College of Art

Contact details

Address

Street

74 Lauriston Place

City
Edinburgh
Post Code
EH3 9DF

I have been working since 1985 primarily within the design and print industry. In 2006 I joined the Edinburgh College of Art as a graphics technician. My core areas are letterpress and design for print. However I am now responsible for teaching/demonstrating to students: letterpress, screen-printing, relief and intaglio processes as well as any pre-press, finishing, book-making, digital instruction and health & safety requirements in the workshop. In the print workshop students acquire a solid disciplinary base by exploring and developing their ideas using both traditional skills and the latest digital media. The main emphasis is to give the students instruction, assistance and background in printing techniques and to educate them in the safe preparation and usages of the relevant equipment.