Makerviews by Scott Mathson exists to share, inspire, and give access to a wide variety of makers and their chosen crafts.
Rooted in a deep love and appreciation of handmade, of well-made, I'm setting out to partner and collaborate with artisans, creative folk, and craftspeople, highlighting these makers through articles - short and long-form, visuals, and recorded conversations - podcast episodes.
You'll be able to see into the maker's processes, paths and journeys, high and low points, and 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 the full-length pieces on Makerviews, 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.
Conversations - podcast episodes
The Makerviews podcast is sharing the stories, process, and journeys of passionate artisans and craftspeople. This show is 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. My own journey — This project is run by myself in Montana. I've spent time as a singer-songwriter, drummer, digital web designer, developer, audio/video/media engineer, a woodworker, an apprentice to a master cabinet-maker, and so much more.
Hear more about my background in the Makerviews podcast introduction episode.
Digital: I first started publishing to the web with WordPress. That was back in 2007 and though technologies, tools, frameworks, and 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 in this digital/tech industry since that 2007, 2008 timeframe. I've been focusing on designing, developing, managing, marketing, and optimizing 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. Exploring crafts, hobbies, and turning them into my passions is what I've done for a number of years. 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 crafts - 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.
I believe we should not only shop and support small and independent, consuming well-made goods and supporting the makers behind them, but that we should always encourage and support each other in creating and making things, themselves.
This is Makerviews by Scott Mathson, welcome to the journey!
Scott Mathson (@scottmathson) — Founder, Writer, Developer, Producer
I am open to collaborations, partnerships, and more. Feel free to reach out to me personally: [email protected], I'm looking forward to speaking to you.
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