Category Archives: Designer

Maker-IJ prijsvraag

€10.000, bestemd voor goede ideeën

Samen met Nicky Duin van NeverSayNicky start ANNNA in februari 2018 het project  Maker-IJ prijsvraag. De prijsvraag zet de IJmond op de kaart als centrum van de maakindustrie en koppelt kunstenaars, ontwerpers en makers aan bedrijven, om zo een creatieve kruisbestuiving mogelijk te maken.

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In juni 2018 zal de eindexpositie plaats vinden, in samenwerking met WeMakeThe.City festival van de MRA. Lees meer op www.maker-ij.nl.

 

European Local Makers Network exhibtion on the Amsterdam Maker Festival

Ohhh I am really looking forward to this weekend when 20 beautiful makers and artists will join the ELMN exhibit at the Amsterdam Maker Festival. I am especially impressed with all the people who volunteered to help out! It feels like teamwork!

Sarah designed the very first ever logo of the European Local Makers Network, tadaaaa:

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Thank you for the great design Sarah Evers! Get your website online so we can link to your beautiful products! 😉

 

We have six volunteers who will be the exhibition supposts and give information to the visitors. And some of them do a live demonstration of their maker-skills when they’re there. Here is the schedule for the live demonstrations:

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Ohpopup cards in the making

I know that you want to know who is  in the exhibit, well, here’s the list!

Zwartkapje
Magan McNulty
Coloured Things
Miontas
Ohpopup
Anna Treurniet
Roses are Red
Studio Koekoek
Joor Creates
Elvira Krick
SB designs
TOEPAS creaties
Whispering Paper
Made by Mirjam
Sweet and Mellow
Charis Felice
Sara Meijer
Woldernis
Labour of Art
Swearhouse

Want to see these designs in real life? See you at Makerversity at Amsterdam Maker Festival!

Super soft party cat toy.
Party Cat by Megan McNulty

 

And you know what! I’ll be doing some extra things at Amsterdam Maker Festival. I’ll host a short talk (Pecha Kucha) on the different Pop-Up shops I co-organized to help people who want to start a shop with some more information. That’s Friday the 19th at 4 PM.

Even before that, on Friday the 19th at 1.30 PM, I’ll host a knowledge sharing session on Copy Cats. Together with all the participants who are there, we’ll do guided group conversations about copy cats and how you can deal with them. How to deal with Copy Cats.

Lastly, on Saturday the 20th of august, I’ll sit at a table and host a ‘First Aid Ideas’ session. This session/table is about Selling at Live Events. That’s from 1.30 to 3.30 PM, and as soon as I know where it is, I’ll let you know!

Pricing your handmade products – help!

Pricing products that you made by yourself can be very scary. Are you really going to charge this for something you made by yourself? It’s so easy to undervalue your own products and so scary to charge a higher price… I wanted to organize a meeting to support all of us around the city of Amsterdam who are going through this, and so I did, one event in Dutch and one in English:

Facebook Event Dutch
Facebook Event: Wat is het waard? – Prijs je product.

 

 

I figured it would help to all get together, bring our products, have tea and cookies, and I will set up a system where you can get everyone’s input about the price of your product. Hopefully you will feel better and more confident about your price, once you know what everyone else thinks of it!

 

Facebook Event in English: What's

There are many different ways to determine the price of your product; market research, determining your costs and adding a certain percentage, your own opinion, your moms opinion, etc. And there are so many values that customers attach to the price of a product! They think the price represents the quality of a product, if it is really handmade, and, if they will buy your product! Mostly, you are on your own, with your product, in your house. Let’s struggle with our prices together and help each other out here.

I hope to see you there!

Useful articles about pricing your products:

The Etsy Blog – A Simple Formula for Pricing your Work

Creative Live Blog – 5 Tips For Effective Wholesale Pricing

Anke Panke’s Blog – Wholesale (Nederlands)