I have been passionate about bookbinding since I took my first class with Julie Chen at Mills College. Soon after graduating I embarked on my career as an art buyer, ending my time in advertising six years later as a senior art buyer at Young & Rubicam/SF. While working in art buying, and continuing my studies in French design binding with Eleanore Ramsey, I began making portfolios that blended these two aspects of my life – and I have been making presentation materials for creative professionals ever since.
In 1999, Nicole Andersen Book Arts was officially established with the goal of creating the highest quality custom hand bound books, albums, portfolios, and boxes. It is our mission to use only the finest materials and supplies available, and to create the most fitting album, portfolio, or box for our clients. Everything made by Nicole Andersen Book Arts is created by hand, with the utmost attention to detail. We thoroughly enjoy working on custom requests – Nicole Andersen Book Arts thrives on the challenge of unordinary requests for oddly shaped items, rare materials, and unusual colors and textures. We are located an hour and a half northeast of San Francisco in Sacramento, California. For more information, please contact us.