Rena is a strategist and matchmaker for makers, brands and stores, as well as Market Editor for Anthology Magazine. She is interested in online and offline creative partnerships, work culture, and the interaction between design, handcraft and retail.
Bryan is a strategic designer working at the intersection of institutional design, governance, entrepreneurship, and architecture. When not keeping Makeshift humming along, he is co-founder of Dash Marshall LLC and serves on the Board of Directors at the Public Policy Lab in NYC.
Aria keeps things humming along in Brooklyn.
Ashley coordinates events and plans a wicked party. Say hi to her in our SF location.
Cait helms the class schedule in Brooklyn, so say ahoy when you visit.
Nicole handles classes in SF and makes sure the clubhouse is in tip-top shape.
As managing attorney for Create Legal, Anne offers services to creative industry individuals and organizations. She also works on health policy and programs for the City of San Francisco.
Grace is a Brooklyn-based writer and the founder of the widely-read blog Design*Sponge. Her second book, Design*Sponge by Hand, will be published in Fall 2015 by Artisan Books.
Heather brings over fifteen years of product development, economic analysis, and Silicon Valley start-up experience to Makeshift’s board.
Artist and illustrator Lisa Congdon is best known for her colorful paintings and collages. She is the author of Whatever You Are, Be a Good One and Art, Inc., both set to be released by Chronicle Books in 2014.
Sean is a principal at Rhodes & Fletcher, LLC. He has over fifteen years of experience in financial services. Sean has taught financial workshops to students at CCA, Mills College and the San Francisco Art Institute.
Suzanne has been a part of the changing landscape of brands for the past 20 years. She is currently a ‘brand muse’ for Minted, a site for crowd-sourced design products.
Victoria is a San Francisco-based blogger, photographer, photo stylist, design junkie and editor of one of the West coast’s most popular design & lifestyle blogs, sfgirlbybay.