Miniviews series - No. 25 with Evan Howard
You’ve landed on the twenty-fifth installment of the Maker Miniviews series called “I’m a Maker Because…” The structure of this maker series is that Scott Mathson, Makerviews asks different makers two questions. That’s it, two questions. These text, maker interviews are quick and to-the-point, all while providing insight from a wide variety of truly talented individuals!
As makers, we all need to support each other in getting out there and making things. With that, brevity is key. That’s why I’ve taken a two-question approach in this series. Check out this interview with Evan Howard of Terra Rosa Gear.
I'm a Maker Because...
Evan Howard interview
What inspires you to keep making things?
"For me its pretty simple. I really love the process of creating. With Terra Rosa Gear that will be the birth of the idea to then designing, cutting and then sewing. After that there is the testing and refining and then cutting and sewing again. Since my gear is going to be used in some pretty amazing situations and places it has to be right.
It's also inspiring to see my gear in these situations as they are often some of the most beautiful and inspiring places on earth. That makes me very proud as I may not see all these places myself in my life time but I feel as though I had some very small factor in someones adventure there."
What one piece of advice would you give to other, budding makers?
"My advice would be to enjoy the process of your making. Your process will alter and change with time and not all parts of a build will be great but make sure that the overall enjoyment of making remains firm and you will surely create some amazing things.
Evan Howard, of Terra Rosa Gear is creating outdoor-inspired goods for your next adventure. From lightweight, packable tarp shelters, sleeping gear, and tents on through to bicycle packs and other gear - this adventurer and maker is creating a solid lineup of handmade goods.
Growing up in British Columbia, Evan spent plenty of time exploring the outdoors. Terra Rosa Gear is now quite a bit further south, based out of Melbourne, Australia. Check the work out!
"...enjoy the process of your making..." — Evan Howard
Thank you all for reading this article, now get out there and make things!