"I'm so thankful for this scholarship opportunity. My interests in publishing techniques, from the web to letterpress to photocopied self-published magazines, will be at the foreground of whatever graphic communications I create this coming year. This scholarship represents, for me, my commitment to staying abreast of innovative digital publishing tools while at the same time finding ways to underline the continued importance of the beautifully printed page in art and graphic design."
John Bylander, EDSF Scholarship Recipient
Tawnya Starr first learned the power of the web in 1999 when she experienced phenomenal sales growth after launching a website for her printing company in New Mexico. In April 2000, she became president of PrinterPresence. Today, PrinterPresence provides websites for printers, web-to-print and marketing solutions to over 3,000 printing and graphics companies on 5 continents. Ms. Starr has dedicated her career to educating the printing industry on web marketing and how companies of any size can save time and money while attracting and retaining customers. In 2005, she received the prestigious Industry Award of Distinction from PrintImage International for her service as an outstanding consultant and educator to the industry and was presented with OutputLinks Women of Distinction Award in 2010. Ms. Starr is a featured columnist for Quick Printing magazine.