Meet Our Staff

Gary Walton - Founder & Director

Gary Walton fell in love with printing in 1968, after one semester of printing basic at Schwab Middle School. Originally an offset press instructor, he has trained himself in the art of color separation, pre-press, advance color printing, digital color printing, and is now sought for his print media expertise. In addition to training over 3,400 graphic communications students at Cincinnati State, he has consulted and trained printers in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and other parts of the country.

Gary is devoted to the printing craft, and continuously promotes the industry. He is also genuinely concerned about the progress of print media education in the printing industry and the growth of the printing industry here in Greater Cincinnati. He founded the Cincinnati Type & print Museum to continue to advocate for the printing industry and share its history.

Jacob Simpson - Assistant Director & Curator

Jacob Simpson grew up in the small community of Ararat, North Carolina, just outside the town of Mount Airy. He got his start in the museum field over 10 years ago as a volunteer at the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History. After receiving a degree in history from North Carolina State University, he worked for multiple museums and historic sites in North Carolina and Tennessee before moving to Cincinnati in the fall of 2019.

Jacob came on board at the Cincinnati Type & Print Museum in February of 2020 and is responsible for maintaining the museum's collection, keeping the historic printing equipment in working order, developing exhibits and educational programming, and leading ongoing research projects. He has a love for both history and machines, and enjoys learning and teaching others about an industry that made Cincinnati what it is today.