The Maker Files Blog

Our blog for brands looking to create authentic connections with makers & DIYers

Ivy Decker

Ivy graduated Summa Cum Laude from The Ohio State University in May 2016 with a degree in English and dual minors in Professional Writing and Creative Writing. While in college, she gained editorial experience as Editor-in-Chief and senior staff member of The Sundial Humor Magazine. Additionally, she completed an editorial internship with Columbus, Ohio's (614) Magazine where she pitched and composed original articles as well as other editorial and copywriting tasks. Ivy also developed copywriting and marketing skills in her professional writing courses, which focused on writing for the "work world." Now that Ivy is truly part of that "work world" that everyone advised was coming, she's excited to use her writing background to develop the voice and values of the brands she represents, including ATA. In her free time, Ivy writes comedy, plays the ukulele, and hangs out with her cat, Rey.
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Recent Posts

Makers 1-on-1: Anne Harrill - Oceanne Jewelry

This week's Makers 1-on-1 interview features metalsmith and jewelry maker Anne Harrill with her own brand Océanne in Cleveland, OH. If your brand sells to jewelry makers and metalworkers, this 1-on-1 interview with Anne will give you important insights into building connections with makers like her.
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Posted by Ivy Decker on Nov 7, 2018

Why Crafting is Cool Again

So what's inspiring the crafter movement, and why is it so popular now? In this post, we'll take a look at why crafting is cool again and who is leading the charge.
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Posted by Ivy Decker on Nov 7, 2018

Makers 1-on-1: Karen Koch - Life Needs Art

This week, we’re interviewing Karen Koch, a collage artist from Hudson, OH behind Life Needs Art — modern art inspired by nature and nostalgia. If your brand markets to visual artists or papercrafters, this 1-on-1 interview with Karen will give you important insights that can help you reach makers like her.
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Posted by Ivy Decker on Oct 31, 2018

Why You Should Know About the Live Edge and Resin Woodworking Trend

In this post, we'll take a look at the visual appeal of the live edge and resin woodworking trend and how today's woodcrafters are setting out to achieve it.
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Posted by Ivy Decker on Oct 31, 2018

Makers 1-on-1: Clara Manfredi - C. M. Manfredi's Emporium of Wonders

This week's Makers 1-on-1 interview features Clara Manfredi, the sculptor behind the art dolls of C. M. Manfredi’s Emporium of Wonders. If your brand sells to sculptors or doll makers, this 1-on-1 interview with Clara will give you important insights that can help you connect with makers like her.
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Posted by Ivy Decker on Oct 24, 2018