Meet Edition One

Edition One Books works with design professionals, photographers, artists and other creative types to manufacture short-run books of unmatched quality and customization. We are focused on building long-term relationships with our customers, and strive to offer a more personalized self-publishing and book production service.

Our wide selection of fine materials, combined with our beautiful printing, truly custom formatting, and hands-on personal service allow our customers to create the books they envision. Edition One's California production facility maintains a unique array of in-house capabilities. Our books are the result of hand made craftsmanship combined with the most innovative and proven machinery available.

Edition One was founded in 2007 by Ben Zlotkin a few years after he completed his MFA in Photography. Ben's own search for high quality custom made photography books during his graduate studies was the catalyst for starting Edition One Books. Our company is staffed by a small group of graphic and visual arts professionals. Most of us have formal training in the visual arts. Currently, we have staff members who studied at the San Francisco Art Institute, the California College of the Arts, and the Rhode Island School of Design. All of us strive to make the best custom books available. From the press operator checking color consistency, to the person foil stamping book covers, everyone here knows what a well made book should look and feel like, and they do their part to ensure things are done correctly. 


 
  Ben   Founder & Owner of Edition One   Ben, the founder of Edition One, is a California native and received his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI). If Ben is not at work tending to binding machines or custom jobs at Edition One, you will either find him on his road bike, or with his partner Jude, their son Max and two fur children Sidney and Rigby. Ben loves cars and will eat any cookies left unattended in the office.

Ben
Founder & Owner of Edition One

Ben, the founder of Edition One, is a California native and received his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI). If Ben is not at work tending to binding machines or custom jobs at Edition One, you will either find him on his road bike, or with his partner Jude, their son Max and two fur children Sidney and Rigby. Ben loves cars and will eat any cookies left unattended in the office.

  Marie   General Manager, Marketing Manager   Marie is a German photographer who grew up in Montana and Germany. She received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) and currently resides in Oakland, CA. In her free time you can find her working on her art, practicing Kundalini Yoga, or in the mountains on a trail or skiis. Marie has fostered over 20 cats and kittens.

Marie
General Manager, Marketing Manager

Marie is a German photographer who grew up in Montana and Germany. She received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) and currently resides in Oakland, CA. In her free time you can find her working on her art, practicing Kundalini Yoga, or in the mountains on a trail or skiis. Marie has fostered over 20 cats and kittens.

  Dierdre   Production Manager   Dierdre is a conceptual artist from Richland, WA. She enjoys summer nights, swimming in the ocean, baking savory breads, and visiting large geological formations. Spot her in the wild by her inky black eyeliner and year-round love of shorts.

Dierdre
Production Manager

Dierdre is a conceptual artist from Richland, WA. She enjoys summer nights, swimming in the ocean, baking savory breads, and visiting large geological formations. Spot her in the wild by her inky black eyeliner and year-round love of shorts.

 
  Polina   Prepress & Customer Service Specialist   Polina studied printmaking at Rhode Island School of Design and lived in Brooklyn for most of her life. Living in the Bay Area, she misses the delicious bagels and ubiquitous corner stores of her home town, but not the weather. She loves drawing, sewing, the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans, sometimes baking festive desserts, and being a passenger on beautiful drives (she strongly dislikes driving).

Polina
Prepress & Customer Service Specialist

Polina studied printmaking at Rhode Island School of Design and lived in Brooklyn for most of her life. Living in the Bay Area, she misses the delicious bagels and ubiquitous corner stores of her home town, but not the weather. She loves drawing, sewing, the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans, sometimes baking festive desserts, and being a passenger on beautiful drives (she strongly dislikes driving).

  Rachel   Print & Color Management Specialist   Rachel is originally from the East Coast and studied photography at California College of the Arts (CCA). When she’s not printing books at Edition One, you can find her trail running with her dogs, riding horses, and collecting vintage goodies.

Rachel
Print & Color Management Specialist

Rachel is originally from the East Coast and studied photography at California College of the Arts (CCA). When she’s not printing books at Edition One, you can find her trail running with her dogs, riding horses, and collecting vintage goodies.

  Molly   Foil Stamping & Hardcover Specialist   Molly studied Printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) and lives in beautiful Oakland, California. She loves very young mammals, eating pasta and science fiction. She has a deformed pinky toe and has never been able to keep a house plant alive.

Molly
Foil Stamping & Hardcover Specialist

Molly studied Printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) and lives in beautiful Oakland, California. She loves very young mammals, eating pasta and science fiction. She has a deformed pinky toe and has never been able to keep a house plant alive.

 
 
  Ian   Binding Specialist   Ian studied literature and lives in Oakland, CA. He enjoys cooking for friends, playing music, drawing, reading, and taking his dog Kassie for late night walks..

Ian
Binding Specialist

Ian studied literature and lives in Oakland, CA. He enjoys cooking for friends, playing music, drawing, reading, and taking his dog Kassie for late night walks..

  Bodhi   Canine Motivational Lead   Bodhi is an energetic rescue dog, and likes to come to work with his Mom Rachel about once a week. If he’s not playing with his brother or his chew toys, he enjoys lounging in the sunny office with Marie and Polina. Bodhi also likes giving kisses to anyone willing to accept.

Bodhi
Canine Motivational Lead

Bodhi is an energetic rescue dog, and likes to come to work with his Mom Rachel about once a week. If he’s not playing with his brother or his chew toys, he enjoys lounging in the sunny office with Marie and Polina. Bodhi also likes giving kisses to anyone willing to accept.

  Leo   Canine Motivational Assisstant   Leo, also a rescue dog, is Bodhi’s brother. When at Edition One, Leo loves playing with his brother, or unintentionally scaring away the mailman. Leo has a great smile and irresistible charisma, and also enjoys lounging in the sunny office with Marie and Polina.

Leo
Canine Motivational Assisstant

Leo, also a rescue dog, is Bodhi’s brother. When at Edition One, Leo loves playing with his brother, or unintentionally scaring away the mailman. Leo has a great smile and irresistible charisma, and also enjoys lounging in the sunny office with Marie and Polina.