This week EngineerVsDesigner sat down with two guys who are connecting Makers to the People…Mr. Mike Salguero and Jim Haughwout of! Believe it or not, CustomMade is one of the earliest E-Commerce sites and has been around since 1996. Recently, Mike and Jim have been putting CustomMade into sixth gear to connect even more Makers with people who want custom made furniture, jewelry, and other goods. We’ll talk with Mike and Jim about how it all works, what some of the best projects are, and which direction CustomMade is going in this Maker era.

We’ll be discussing:

  • Where did the idea for CustomMade come from?
  • Who uses CustomMade?
  • Okay, I’m a Maker. How do I get started with CustomMade?
  • Where is CustomMade going in the next few years?
  • …and more!

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Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.