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


Thad is the founder of Graph Paper Press. Previously, he produced online multimedia and documentary projects for USA Today including the inauguration of President Barack Obama and many others. 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 mobile & Canon 5D Mk III.

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.

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.