We build clean designs that get out of your way so your work can shine through. After all, simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication. Using WordPress as our canvas, our designs are enjoyed by thousands of photographers, artists and small businesses around the world.

The Team

Thad Allender

Founder

Thad is a photographer, designer and developer who embraces the evolution of storytelling on the web. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife Abby.


Chandra Maharzan

Chandra is a web designer & developer from Nepal. When he is not building the internet, he plays music and photographs with his iPhone & Canon 7D


Rick Alday

Support Manager

Rick is a designer/photographer who has worked across a varied range of disciplines, from branding, motion graphics, photography and web design.


Sanam Maharjan

Sanam is a web developer from the Himalayan country of Nepal. He specializes in PHP, jQuery and WordPress. He is a nature lover and often goes for hiking and trekking in the mountains. And, he smiles a lot.


Michael Bylov

Theme Developer

Michael is a WordPress theme developer from New York City. When he's not saving the world from code catastrophe, he's creating awesome themes.


Dave Hall

Forum Dude

Dave is a web developer from Brooklyn, NY who splits his time between the web, bikes, and his family. He has a vertical monitor, which means he's into portrait views and gazing at a ton of code.


Ed Staples

Marketing Guy

Brooklyn based photographer, filmmaker and brand strategist passionate about all things creative. Ed likes to develop measurable experiences through visual storytelling and creative problem solving.


The Backstory

Graph Paper Press started as a side-project for Thad in 2004 by designing multi-author blogs and social websites for non-profit organizations, small businesses and individuals. As the WordPress blogging community grew, so did the demand for new designs that stretched the limits of the popular CMS. Enter Graph Paper Press.

Today, Graph Paper Press focuses on creating graphically minimal, content-rich designs that provide your readers with multiple entry points to access your content. We are increasingly focused on helping visual artists, photographers, video, and new media producers present their work to the world. We are a geographically distributed team and are proud to call NYC our homebase. Holla!