Makerviews exists to share the stories of and advice from a variety of makers, designers, and artists.
Rooted in a deep love and appreciation of handmade, of well-made, I'm partnering and collaborating with artisans, creative folk, and craftspeople, highlighting these makers through this medium. Featuring articles - short and long-form, visuals, and recorded conversations - podcast episodes with the makers.
See into the maker's processes, paths and journeys, high and low points, and much more.
Articles - short and long-form
The Miniviews series on Makerviews profiles a wide variety of makers, asking different makers two questions. These shorter interviews cover a wide range of truly talented individuals and brevity is key, here.
The featured Stories on Makerviews - in these long-form pieces see into the maker's processes, journeys, high and low points, and more. I spend time with each maker, interviewing and putting together written + visual pieces that focus on sharing their unique stories.
The maker recommendations series on Makerviews - provides a behind-the-scenes view from your favorite makers, as they share their tools and supplies recommendations. From woodworking, leatherworking, jewelry-making, more tool recommendations, and far beyond.
Conversations - podcast episodes
The Makerviews podcast shares the stories, processes, and journeys of passionate makers, designers, and craftspeople. A makers, artists, and entrepreneurs interview show. Hosted by Scott Mathson either on-location in the maker's shops and studios or in other, unique locations.
Authenticity at the core.
Hey, it's Scott Mathson, founder of Makerviews. My own journey — This project is solely run by myself. I've personally been making things for as long as I can rememver. From music - singer-songwriter and drummer, to the digital/tech world - SEO, web designer and developer, and audio/video/media engineer, to handmade - woodworker, apprentice to cabinet-maker, and much more.
Hear more about my background in the Makerviews podcast introduction episode.
Digital: I first started publishing to the web with WordPress back in 2007 and though technologies, tools, frameworks, and my processes evolve, some things remain the same.
I work full-time for a tech startup and own a small, creative studio and have been working the tech industry for quite some time. I've been focusing on designing, developing, optimizing, and marketing a variety of projects and properties on the web.
Handmade: In 2013, I started a handmade, wood goods company called Whiskey Wood Creations, offering carpentry/woodworking services and selling custom furniture, along with a line of Montana-themed goods, to clients.
There's no two ways around what I am. I'm a maker. Creating something, whether it's designing and developing a website for a client or creating a custom, walnut slab bar-top - it's embedded in my core. It's who I am. It's what I do.
"Being a designer and maker means more than just brainstorming, it means dreaming, breathing, and living the piece that you’re making. Heart and soul, blood, sweat, and tears."—Scott Mathson
This Makerviews project has ultimately grown from my passion of crafting - of sawdust, of guitar playing, of leather scraps, and, at the root, a deep appreciation and respect for all creative folk. This exists to share, to inspire, and to give.
This maker community is amazing and I believe that we should always encourage and support each other in creating and making things.
This is Makerviews by Scott Mathson, welcome to the journey!
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Scott Mathson (@scottmathson) — Founder, Writer, Developer, Maker
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