“Making” Open Works

A Baltimore-based membership makerspace, their mission is to make tools, technology, and the knowledge to use them accessible to all. They are a hub of manufacturing equipment, office and making space, education, and one of the largest community of maker professionals in Baltimore city.

With 34,000 square feet of fabrication shops, studio space, classrooms, an on-site coffee shop, and a wide variety of traditional and digital tools all under one roof, Open Works is the the largest maker space in the country. Offering access to a woodshop, metalshop, CNC router, multiple laser cutters, a industrial sewing studio, an electronics lab, a 3D printing farm, a PC + Mac computer lab, large scale printers, vinyl cutters, plus the education and community support to learn how to use them…your only limitation is your imagination (and maybe the facility hours).


Event Signage
OpenWorks had many in-house events for it’s members from Community Cookie Exchanges to Guest Expert Speaker Happy Hours. I created posters and flyers handouts with coordinating social suites.

Social Media
OpenWorks used its social media channel to not only communicate with it’s internal members and makers, but also to the Greenmount West Community. As an extension and invitation of making it a space for all — all events held in the communal spaces were free and open to the public.

Direct Mail
Building off the momentum of the social media and in-house posters I had created, I later expanded my design projects to a direct mail pieces for Open Works. They were mailed out to all registered makerspace members along with everyone within our zipcode area to help educate them on all the certification courses, free programs, and scholarships Open Works had to offer.

RELATED PROJECT: Open Works Teen Maker Entrepreneurship Program