Amy Elise Thompson portrait
  • Assistant Librarian, Marriott Library
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Art/Art History Department

Research Summary

I am interested in the places where art and design overlap. I investigate progression and potential, the spontaneous and the deliberate. As a designer, I seek systems and structure. As a printmaker, I am drawn to process and play. My work is experimental, yet carefully considered. I seek beauty, finding it in the exactitude and precision of mathematical and scientific systems, and in the subtlety that arises from such specificity. I find beauty not only in a solution, but also in its pursuit.


  • BS, Studio Art & Biology, Willamette University
  • MFA, Visual Art, Washington University


Amy Thompson is an Assistant Librarian, Designer and Instructor for the Book Arts Program and the Red Butte Press in the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah. She has owned and operated Paper Boat Studios, a letterpress and design studio specializing in fine art prints and artist’s books since 2008. Amy’s work has been shown nationally and internationally, and her work is held in multiple institutional collections.