I never envisioned myself being a maker. I always enjoyed building things, or taking something apart and tinkering with it, but never thought it would go further than that. I have to credit my wife, Jenifer Acosta, who gave me the push and support to turn my hobby into a passion, and a pretty nice business.
A maker is someone who makes something. That’s quite obvious, I know, but there is no clear definition to who a maker can be. We all make something, be it dinner, a family, a home, endless paperwork, but the term maker has recently had a reinvention in the creative arena. With the increasing popularity of sites like Etsy, CustomMade, and many others, the Maker Movement has exploded in the past few years. Even Amazon is getting into the game with Handmade at Amazon. Makers everywhere are turning a passion and/or skill into a business. Whether its part-time or full-time, a bit of our artisan and craftsman past is starting to reemerge. Consumers are starting to see the value of handcrafted over name brand and factory mass-produced.
I love what I do even though some days can be frustrating. It is constantly challenging and that is why, four and a half years later, I still love it. If I never started this business, I would still create and build, I was just fortunate enough to make it a bigger part of my life.
“Humans do two things that make us unique from all other animals; we use tools and we tell stories. And when you make something, you’re doing both at once.” - Adam Savage