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.

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Orange paint is up on the east facade, as well as steel canopies over the doors. Image by Will Holman

Having different pricing options for your makerspace let's you attract "super users" while still retaining casual users. Read more »

We hosted the leadership of Maryland Institute College of Art, including President Sammy Hoi (third from right) for a tour last week to discuss partnership possibilities. Photo by Will Holman

From safety courses to partnering with other schools to host classes to taking advantage of MOOCs, your makerspace has options for education. Read more »

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 »