The vision for Lake Erie Design Co. started during a typography class in college at Full Sail University when I was first introduced to the letterpress machine. I quickly became obsessed. Shortly after I graduated, my parents tracked down an old Chandler & Price letterpress machine on the west side of Cleveland and surprised me with it. My dad and I spent that summer taking the press apart piece by piece, cleaning and refurbishing it. He put it completely back together from memory, and we began learning the art, mechanics and culture of letterpress printing.

I launched Lake Erie Design Co. in early 2018. My designs are influenced by the water, plants, home decor, and fashion, and I use a combination of printing methods. All products are produced in the U.S.A. on the highest quality materials with great attention to detail.

I hope to help inspire your home and express your style!

Nikki Castiglione, Owner & Designer