The Makers Stories
The Makers began in 2013 in London. It’s name evolved from Meet Your Maker to
Meet The Makers. It started out first as an events focused concept. Makers were matched
with fans of their work such as Nude Espresso, Bormondsey Gin and Beavertown
Brewery. When the founder, Ann Lowney, returned to Dublin she continued hosting
In 2014 the decision was made to widen the scope of what a Maker is. You will still
find stories and podcasts here about talented craftspeople but you’ll also find stories
of people that you might deem do very ordinary jobs. We’d refute that, these people
are making changes for the positive in many lives as you will read.
In 2015, The Makers launched an online magazine. It’s aim is to uncover unique
stories from remarkable people; people that you probably don’t know yet but will love
learning more about. Be it the extraordinary story about a woman who became a
champion body builder in the wake of her brother’s suicide to the artist who is
reconfiguring the art world through computer coding. Discover a new portrait each
You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact form below. We
welcome story suggestions as well as new writers.
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Finding new stories that will intrigue and inspire readers is what drives Annie. Her background in copywriting means she’s word obsessed! When not writing she’s drinking coffee, planning events and creating marketing strategies for clients.
Katharina’s early plans involved careers as marine biologist, hairdresser and sniper, she finally discovered her love for writing. She has since worked as editor and content producer for several publications and companies like Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine Germany, Eventbrite and Berliner Morgenpost. For The Makers she writes articles about lesser known people with stories worth telling whom she meets in her hometown Berlin.
Claire is a History of Art graduate (University College Dublin & University of Glasgow). She has over 10 years experience working in the Arts Sector and is currently based in Glasgow. When not interviewing fascinating folk for The Makers, Claire can usually be found trying to scale mountains in the Scottish wilds.
Claire has a visual arts degree from Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology. Her work has been featured in the Irish Independent, One Fab Day and Country Living Magazine. Her photography and videography skills are in constant demand from commercial businesses to weddings. When she’s not taking photos she’s buying new photo and video equipment!
Aoife O’ R.
Aoife is an English Literature, Film and Digital Marketing graduate, now Dublin-based writer and Social Media Marketer with a passion for all things creative. She has contributed to various publications, both on and offline, including Totally Dublin, Metro Herald, AU Magazine and Le Cool Dublin and also dabbles in poetry and fiction. She also has lots of experience working on content and marketing strategies for a variety of brands in the media, arts and hospitality sectors. She has a particular interest in unusual places and people, which tend to inspire her writing projects. Other great loves include The Smiths, hiking and dogs. Tweets from @thecitizenaor