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I'm a Maker Because...with Johnny Tromboukis

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Miniviews series - No. 64 with Johnny Tromboukis

You’ve landed on the sixty-fourth installment of the Maker Miniviews (mini, two question interviews) series. Learn more about these maker interviews and view a list of all Miniviews.

Johnny Tromboukis is a fine woodworker from New York City who, from a young age, has been consistently creating things. He describes working with wood as embodying a wholesome sense of unity and quality. Johnny makes and commissions housewares, furniture, and more pieces that are influenced by traditional Japanese techniques and patterns.

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I'm a Maker Because...

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What inspires you to keep making things?

"Ever since I was little, I was modding go-karts, helping fix things around the house, or anything else you can imagine that was hands-on. I’ve learned a lot since then and continue to learn by including making in my day-to-day life. Seeing things take shape and come to life right in front of you and from your own hands is extremely gratifying and fulfilling. I continue to make not only because it satisfies the creative itch, but there's also so much to learn when you do so."

What one piece of advice would you give to other makers?

"If you want to make things but haven’t started yet, my advice would be to just start. The first few things you make might not be a masterpiece, but you’ll learn so much. If you’ve been making things for a little while now and you really enjoy the process, keep going and keep learning from other makers you admire.

You can really achieve anything you set your mind to so it helps to have a clear goal of what you want to get out of making and where you want to take it. For some it’s a hobby or another style to learn, and for others it’s a future career path. If you fall in the latter category, find someone that has done what you want to do and learn as much as you can from them."

"You can really achieve anything you set your mind to..." — Johnny Tromboukis

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