Welcome to the Work Undone podcast. In each episode, I sit down with maker entrepreneurs to find out how they are able to make a living selling physical products made by hand.
WU007 : Chad Hughes : Stahl Firepit
A salesman and a DIYer at heart Chad set out to scratch his own itch when he couldn't find a firepit he liked. Working out the details in his garage with some scrap plywood he found a local metal company to bring his design to life. With the support of his family and friends, they created a business from five pieces of steel that connect to make one of the simplest and smartest products out there. Truly a "Why Didn't I Think Of That" idea, with a brilliant simplicity that puts a smile on my face.
WU006 : Matt Capozzi : North Drinkware
So very excited to share this episode with you as it's one of my favorite startup stories and innovations on a handmade product out there. Matt and his business partner had an idea over beers one night and after years of making products for other people, they decided to make one of there own. These hand blown pint glasses and tumblers combine technology and craft to create something you've never seen before, a mountain in glass.
WU005 : Kelly Peyton : Ma Wovens
From painter to weaver to entrepreneur Kelly has a great story and is creating an inspiring product. She addresses a problem that she and many others have with yoga mats and creates a long-lasting product that will stand the test of time. Kelly is just getting started and I can't wait to see how she grows this company in the future.
WU004 : Joe Mansfield : Pacific & West
Joe combines his love of art and design with laser engraving which opened a door to a host of new opportunities. Custom engraving product, partnering with a woodworker friend to create a company that makes beautiful iPhone cases from wood and products that support work habits and productivity. His latest the project includes a successful Kickstarter project for a unique notepad with a gorgeous maple ply cover.
WU003 : Kelley Roy : ADX
Kelley has worked hard to create a place for makers to make. ADX provide all the tools, knowledge and space accessible as a membership-based business. From a full woodworking shop to a welding shop, if you want to make something and don't want to buy all the tools, this is the place for you.
WU002 : Lizzie Falkenstein : Primecut
Lizzie creates handbags using hide on hair leather that allows the natural beauty of the hide to be its own work of art. While working her full-time job at a design agency Lizzie built and launched her bag line, she was able to quit her job and become her own boss after just 6 months.
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Work well done!
Informative and inspiring podcast! (Especially as a maker myself) Justin’s interviewing style is very relatable and relaxed. Looking forward to more episodes!
The most boring podcast ever and the ppl interviewed seem like such douchey, liberal snobs.