How To Build A Playground For Creatives [PSFK SEATTLE]
Makerhaus is a creative gym for builders, makers and creators located in Seattle.
Last month, PSFK held an event in Seattle where we invited some of the city’s most inspiring individuals to talk about their latest projects. Two of those people were Mike and Ellie Kemery, the founders of MakerHaus, a studio that fosters a community of creatives by providing access to the latest tools and prototyping equipment in Seattle. Ellie and Mike have given the city of Seattle a unique design space where anybody with a little passion and curiosity can go to bring their ideas to life.
Ellie spoke about the typical Makerhaus customer and the need the space is filling in Seattle:
“The majority of our members are ‘Professional Creatives’ – which is a fancy way of saying they represent a range of creative disciplines (i.e. designers, engineers, architects, technologists, developers, entrepreneurs, etc). These people are looking for a place to realize their personal and professional projects. Seattle is densely populated and people simply don’t have the space to set up their own shops. In addition to needing space, there is a strong desire to have access to a community of like-minded people from a variety of backgrounds and with a range expertise. People here are looking to move beyond the boundaries of what they know and are hungry for access to classes that can help them grow both personally and professionally. We have essentially created a ‘creative gym’ for those who lack the access to an inspirational space with the tools to prototype their ideas, access to classes that can take their skills to the next level and a community of creative minds.”
Check out Mike and Ellie’s full presentation from PSFK SEATTLE below, produced with kind help of the team at MediaTemple: