Nebraska: Keeping Paper Alive in the Digital Age
Monday, March 16
9:30AM - 10:30AM
Hyatt Regency Austin
208 Barton Springs Rd
Sunday afternoon. July. Driving along with your hand out squeezing the air, a meadowlark waiting on every post. So this is Nebraska. Companies that can use its scale to tap into local communities like Lincoln, NE are connecting with founders of small companies - like Porridge Papers - to shine a spotlight on the most invaluable part of the American community - our culture, tradition and heritage. Hear from Christopher James, owner of Porridge Papers based in Lincoln, NE and Marc Hartzman, Group Creative Director, of KBS on why paper is still relevant in the digital world and why Christopher teamed up with communications company Windstream to shine a light on his community.
Christopher James has spent the majority of his adult life in Lincoln, Nebraska. While he calls Nebraska home, most are surprised and appalled to learn that he is not a fan of football, Nebraska’s ...Show the rest
Christopher James has spent the majority of his adult life in Lincoln, Nebraska. While he calls Nebraska home, most are surprised and appalled to learn that he is not a fan of football, Nebraska’s unofficial religion. 20-plus years ago, Christopher discovered the art of making paper by hand. His love for the craft inspired him to start Porridge Papers, a handmade paper mill and letterpress studio. While most of his waking hours are spent at his mill, his family keeps the rest of his time busy. His wife, Ellen, daughters Anika and Genevieve, cats Widget and Maude, and Milo the dog are more than a handful. Recently, he has begun renovating his 106-year-old house with his wife and enjoys some good craft beers while swinging a sledgehammer.Hide the rest