Maker Features

Meet the Maker: Print & Pine’s Ryan Martz

Ryan Martz's latest business endeavor is is changing the way customers can experience art. Martz founded Fire & Pine in 2016, a... more »
Dune founder Holly Christensen started her company at her kitchen table about 12 years ago. Photos courtesy of S. Robshaw.

Meet the Maker: Dune Jewelry & Co.’s Holly Daniels Christensen

Dune Jewelry began on Holly Daniels Christensen's kitchen table as a creative outlet in 2007. Christensen finds her creativity flows in a complex and fluid way. “I've learned to harness the... more »
Photo courtesy of Unemployed Philosophers Guild

Meet the Maker: Unemployed Philosophers Guild

The Unemployed Philosophers Guild (UPG) is a gift company known for its intellectual, yet humorous, gifts. Thirty-three years ago, UPG was founded by brothers, Stephan and David Shaw after college graduation when they were disappointed... more »
Chris Kline, painting in Myrtle Beach

An Artist at Heart

Chris Kline, owner of Eric and Christopher, developed a passion for screen printing in high school, which fueled the formation of his first business, Kanika, a t-shirt screen printing business. He shared that he “was... more »

A Focus on Emerging Lines and Niche Makers

Fine Lines, a gift, fashion and home décor agency operating in the Western U.S. for over 30 years, has launched a new online showroom division, EGG. With a growing roster of emerging lines, niche makers... more »
Forget-Me-Nots Card from Cardthartic

A Penchant for Words

In 1992, Jodee Stevens created Cardthartic, a greeting card company that is “dedicated to honoring emotions.” Stevens, founder and chief creative, launched the business to fill what she considered a void in the industry. “I... more »
Creative Process at Abbott Collection

All Around Inspiration

For Brits who found themselves living in North America, purchasing products from “the old country” was delightful. That was back in 1949, when Abbott Collection was launched as an import business catering to people who... more »
Smile Songs

Dynamic Charm

Sharon Glassman, a New York Fashion designer and songwriter, has a mission to create cards and gifts that “sing” and provide a way to spread love. Her experience as a professional storyteller has her creativity... more »

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