I never knew her, Nell. She was my great grandmother. But I know my grandmother, and I know my mother, and I know that I am from a place that is bigger than myself. I know that I am all of these women. And I will honor that in the work that I do.

I am Eileen Baumgartner. I studied Graphic Design and Illustration at the Rochester Institute of Technology. I am an Art Director, Book Designer, Design Educator, and a maker. I live in New York’s upper Hudson Valley where I keep my hands busy making heirloom quality goods for a functional lifestyle.

I can tell you where every single piece of wood that I work with came from. All of my pieces are made from salvaged local hardwoods.

Thank you.