Meet our fearless leader and MAKESHOP Manager, Adam!
Favorite color: Yellow
How long have you been working at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh? August 2010
When did you know you were a maker?
As a child, I would help my grandparents to cook, sew, paint, fix things up, and do little odd jobs around the house. I got a sewing machine for Christmas when I was around 11 years. My grandfather was also a skilled woodworker and it was exciting to work with him and use some of his tools. I lost interest in making things when I became a teenager, but rediscovered my DIY spirit when I started working at the Museum.
Who or what influences what you make?
I enjoy making things for other people. I love giving gifts, and I think the best gifts are ones that are handmade. I also have amazing colleagues who inspire me every day and really motivate me to make things.
What is the most important thing you’ve learned by working at the MAKESHOP?
Failure is okay and mistakes happen. I used to be a perfectionist, but my experience in MAKESHOP has helped me to loosen up and understand that nothing is perfect!
What do you not know how to do?
I would love to learn about programming. It’s something that scares and excites me!
When you are not in the MAKESHOP, what do you do for fun?
I’m a huge music fan. I spend a lot of my time looking for new music, going to shows, and traveling to festivals.
If you were a material or tool, what would you be? A glue gun.