Meet the Desk Residents at Make North Docks!

Thank you for all of the amazing applications we received for the Desk Residency here at North Dock’s! We really enjoyed finding out what people are making and doing in the city. We’ll be doing the desk residency again probably in about six months, so keep checking the website and following us on Facebook and twitter to find out when. 
To celebrate the launch of this programme, we’ve accepted three of the applications for the Desk Residency this time around! These makers and fledgling businesses are at the perfect point to make the leap from home working to co-working. It’s wonderful to see our desks populated with a new community of makers.

Gabrielle and Zarina, the two writers behind The White Pube.

Gabrielle de la Puente from The White Pube art review, is one of the new desk residents. The White Pube is a playful play on London’s The White Cube gallery, and is written by Gabrielle and her business partner Zarina Muhammad. They created the site as a reaction to the complex scholastic writing that most art reviews are written in. Gabrielle and Zarina decided that they would write the art reviews that they wanted to read and to discuss art in a way that can be understood by everyone. The duo write weekly reviews of art exhibitions and publish them to their website. There has been a fantastic response to their accessible-writing-style art review, and they were featured by Paper Magazine, Kink, Young Artists in Conversation, among others. You can find out more about The White Pube here.
Rachel and Rosie at the Vintage on the Docks Festival ©Colin Lane

Rachel Brewster from Little Vintage Photography has also taken up residency here at Make. Liverpool! Little Vintage Photography is a company that uses traditional photography techniques to produce beautiful photographs. Rachel has a small caravan affectionately named Rosie that she uses as a traveling photo booth. She teaches classes in traditional photography and is for hire to photograph weddings. When Rachel isn’t traveling to weddings and events in her photo-booth caravan, she’ll be setting up shop here in the top floor of Make. North Docks. To find out more about Little Vintage Photography, visit her website.
Hugh McKenna of Myrtel Pedals hard at work at his Make. North Docks Desk.

Hugh McKenna, the creator of Myrtle Pedals, took the final space for our desk residency. Myrtle Pedals describes itself as, “largely dedicated to the snarling dog end of the audio spectrum. Boxes that mangle your signal beyond recognition, from roaring to octaving to a sputtering mess.” Hugh has a background in sound engineering and has been making pedals for about four years, and applied to our desk residency to be able to take his business to the next level. As well as making his own unique pedal sounds, he also takes commissions to make whatever sounds the customer wants! You can find out more about his business at his website.
We here at Make. North Docks love seeing our desks populated with such unique and interesting makers! We’re always looking to grow the network of makers while helping the entrepreneurs of Liverpool start their businesses. Three spaces are still available to rent at Make. North Docks! So, if you’re looking for a place to work alongside other small businesses and makers, email!

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