Our Team


four people = eight hands.

Matt and Melanie co-own the company and work together administratively to direct Candor Arts. They manage design and production outside of the studio, as well as the financial scope of projects. Both work directly with authors in design, editing, sequencing, and finalizing projects for print.

Katie and Hannah co-manage all production within the studio, coordinate timelines, track inventory, and physically carry out the hand-labor to create the editions we produce.

In our studio, we have physically produced over 5,000 books in 3 years.


Matt Austin
Melanie Bohrer


Hannah Batsel
Katie Chung