At Makerble, a lot of our work is carried out by awesome volunteers, who share their time, passion and brain power in exchange for the invaluable experience working in a fast-paced, innovation and tech space. This blog is even being written by (no doubt) one of the best(!)
Over the years, nearly 50 volunteers have helped shape our brand, design and concept into the Makerble we know today. At the moment, we have seven on the team. Here's a little introduction to each of them, what they're about and why on earth they're involved.
Meet Sara: Product/Project Marketing and Social Media
I’m at university studying International Politics, and my background before I joined Makerble was mostly editorial- and media-related. However, at Makerble, I’ve been able to use my existing knowledge and develop completely new skills while working on the Marketing team. Every day I’m able to be creative, and knowing that my work is making a difference in the world is really satisfying. At Makerble the interns don’t just make the coffee – every single person makes a meaningful contribution, so our team dynamic is really strong and there’s never a day when I don’t feel like coming into the office!
I’m from South Korea, and I’m spending my gap year here in the UK working on Makerble’s marketing and social media channels. I was looking for something totally new and exciting to get involved with when I came across Makerble. I thought that Makerble’s concept is so fascinating and has so much potential, and I instantly knew that I wanted to become a part of the team. The whole Makerble team is very passionate about our work: they always support me and help me learn and develop my skills, and it’s a great atmosphere to work in!
Meet Caitlin: Brand Marketing
I'm a freelance copywriter and creative with a love for experiential marketing and captivating copy. I joined Makerble because I want to understand the world of social start ups and tech development, and to use my existing skills for a good cause. South African born and bred, London is a beautiful and challenging place to live - I'm glad I have the Makerble family to call home.
Meet Arisa: Impact Catalyst
I’m a second year student studying French and Spanish. Working on the charities team, I have been lucky to meet so many incredible charities and learn so much about lesser known causes. Makerble helps make these smaller charities get their work known and is a great way to find projects that you are passionate about and want to support. This is one of the main reasons I decided to join Makerble!
I'm Ellie, a second year Geography student at Nottingham University. I was firstly drawn to Makerble as I knew I wanted to work within a small exciting startup company. During university I have been involved with extensive amounts of charity work and noticed that many people were very skeptical of donating. I love that Makerble is trying to change this negative association and highlights the positives of charities.
I am a French software engineering student, and I love to be creative. As a DJ and House music producer, I spend a large part of my free time creating my own sounds – but I also enjoy inventing new software applications or things that can make life easier. My dream is to build my own startup in a few years, where a large part of the profits will be allocated to charity projects. I have always thought that we have to make the world better, so being a volunteer at Makerble is a chance for me to realise a part of my dream in helping to change the world whilst experiencing the startup spirit.
I’m a 22 year old Graphic Designer from London. I just graduated from Middlesex University in Graphic Design & Communication, and I was looking for a place where I could kick-start my design career when I came across Makerble. Not only will I be doing what I love and learning, but I’ll also be making a positive change to the world through Makerble.
So, that's the Makerble team. Under the guidance of Matt, Annabel and Abhi, we are constantly working to make the Makerble experience better than ever: if you have any ideas or feedback, we'd love to hear from you too!