Louise James (Owner/Binder)

I am passionate about presentation, design, handmade products and New Zealand made. I know presentation reflects you, your business and your brand; so it’s important your work be presented in a way that expresses this, whilst being functional and having a great first impression on your clients. I strive to make the process as easy as possible for you, with the highest quality outcome.

I started bookbinding in 2001 and created The Binding Studio in 2009. My first years in the industry were spent learning the trade and eventually lead to running production, as team leader, at one of Auckland's top designer binderies.  I spent the first four years of running The Binding Studio also working part time at AUT Universities’s School of Art and Design, as the bookbinding technician, immersed in ways of keeping bookbinding relevant to upcoming designs and processes.

I’m a one woman business, but have a couple of part-time helpers for those busy periods! You can feel confident that you are talking to the person who will type up your order, do the measurements, make your product, wrap it and ship it to you!  I’m not a worker in a giant factory, I’m one designer /artisan/ craftswoman, in my home-based studio doing what I love… for you!