What is Maker’s Nation?

Maker’s Nation arms creative entrepreneurs with key business skills and helps them build a strong community they need to thrive in the creative economy.

As makers and doers, we tend to isolate ourselves in our studios and workspaces and hide behind our computers. And when we try to handle every aspect of our business on our own, we tend to do more harm than good.

Our answer to this common problem? A robust community support network of like-minded individuals along with a platform on which to learn and develop business skills that will allow you to further your professional goals. There’s power in spending time with peers face to face in real life, and we believe you’ll be a better business owner for it.

Where is This Happening?

Maker’s Nation is based in Portland, Oregon, and that’s where our initial programs will be offered. But we have big plans for cities across the country (and who knows, maybe even internationally), so if you’re interested, let us know! Maker’s Nation just might come to a city near you.

Who’s Behind All This?

Maker’s Nation Board of Directors

IsaacIsaac B Watson, President & Founder
The Ambidextrous Brain

Isaac has a background in graphic design, project management, community organizing, conference production, marketing, and communications. His first foray into the maker world was with his jewelry business, Focal Length Designs, and in doing so became involved with I Heart Art: Portland, a three-year community project that he spearheaded offering professional development and networking opportunities to Portland-based makers. He draws additional experience from several years of work in the communications office of a nonprofit art college and museum, and works on the production team for both Pioneer Nation and the World Domination Summit.

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Snail Mail

Maker’s Nation
PO Box 28470
Portland, OR 97228


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