Will Holman

Will Holman

Will Holman is the general manager of Open Works. A maker himself, he is the author of Guerilla Furniture Design, out now from Storey Publishing.

Latest from Will Holman

Accent wall in lobby made with reclaimed floor baords from DETAILs. Photo by Will Holman

In a tough gig economy, being trained on the latest tools and having a wide range of skills can make all the difference when job hunting. Read more »

Deploying the carts at a street fair. Rendering by Sadie Dempsey.  (1)

Though schools may want to visit makerspaces, many just don't have the resources or time for field trips. So bring the makerspace to them! Read more »


Most schools would love a chance to use a makerspace, so reach out to them! Reach more students with a maker education. Read more »

Community outreach meeting at Barclay community center in April, where local kids built a cnc-ed chair held together with zip-ties. Photo by Will Holman

If a makerspace wants to become a positive force in its community, it needs to reach out and listen to the community that's already there. Read more »

Sidewalk in the parking lot around the new main entrance. Photo by Will Holman (1)

without the right software, much of the hardware in a makerspace is a lot less useful and some of it is downright useless. Read more »

Insulation and vapor barrier going in on south wall. Photo by Will Holman

What's a makerspace without tools? In this installment of Made in Baltimore, Will Holman talks about getting the right tools for Open Works. Read more »

Final permit set floor plan for the upper level. Image courtesy of CBHA.

There is a lot of planning that goes into the construction of a makerspace. Here are some architectural elements you should consider. Read more »