About Us

MakerCraft University is dedicated to teaching creatives and makers the practical aspects of running a successful maker or craft business. We are both experienced in running maker/craft businesses, have years of business experience, and are experienced teachers.

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Patti Laird holds master’s and doctoral degrees in business and technology and is an experienced teacher, a certified creativity coach, and owner of a creative business.


Rob Fergesen is an experienced teacher and has more than 35 years of small business experience. He has started and operated two different historical craft businesses.