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About Us

Our Owner's
Story

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Indianapolis native Brian Hull brings a unique blend of artistic vision and technical expertise to Maker Factory. He honed his lifelong passion for building and crafting doing construction work while earning a BFA at the Herron School of Art and Design. His senior year at Herron, he saw the potential of marrying art and engineering. This fascination led him to pursue design engineering for over 15 years, translating designs into real-world structures. Yet, he desired a more hands-on, collaborative approach to creation. He traveled around the country to learn more about the maker movement. He attended makerspace conferences and gatherings, and met with members of the makerspace community. In 2020 he launched his own makerspace. While initial classes and meet-ups were unfortunately cut short by the pandemic, Brian's vision remains undimmed. He forges a new path that blends the collaborative spirit of makerspaces with the possibilities of business, fostering a vibrant community built on connection and innovation.

Maker Factory's Story and Core Values

Maker Factory's story began in 2020, fueled by Brian Hull's passion for creation and collaboration. Initially envisioned as a makerspace, it took root within a Lebanon shop, offering a vibrant hub for local makers. Brian hosted 3D design and printing classes, welding classes, and weekly meetups, igniting imaginations and empowering individuals to bring their ideas to life. He partnered with local libraries and after-school programs. For those seeking more advanced experiences, Brian nurtured a collaborative community, extending beyond Maker Factory. He has played a pivotal role in the founding of several Indianapolis makerspaces.

 

While the initial makerspace iteration evolved, Maker Factory's core values remain. Today, it thrives as a custom metal design and fabrication company, offering a bridge between creative vision and tangible reality, on projects big and small. Maker Factory has worked with clients across the country, from Arizona to Ohio.

  1. Collaboration - we believe in the power of working together to achieve remarkable things

  2. Innovation - we encourage experimentation and embrace fresh perspectives to push boundaries

  3. Empowerment - we champion the ability of individuals to bring their ideas to life

  4. Community - we foster a welcoming and supportive environment where all can connect and thrive

  5. Quality - we are dedicated to creative exceptional work that endures​

Making is "not the imposition of preconceived form on raw material substance, but the drawing out or bringing forth of potentials immanent in a world of becoming."

Tim Ingold Making: Anthropology, Archaeology, Art and Architecture

Let’s Work Together

317-732-7047

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