My name is Scott Bedford, by day, I am the Creative Director of a digital agency in London, and by nights (and weekends) a Webby Award-winning blogger and occasional columnist for Make magazine who makes cool stuff with and for my two boys.
As a child I loved drawing crazy machines, I even won a national competition (aged 7) for a drawing of a cheese factory! Later, as I learnt to wield a hammer, I spent my summers building rat traps, motorised safes and bubble machines, amongst other things.
After school I attended Art College and pursued a career in the advertising and design industry. It was only as my eldest son began to draw, that my own interest in making things was reignited.
In fact, the defining moment came on a trip to Starbucks. My boys were getting restless so I distracted them by building a house from wooden stirring sticks. They were so impressed (and amused), that they spent the next ten minutes trying to make their own one – I enjoyed the rest of my Latte in peace and quiet!
That was the beginning of whatimade.com. A blog that celebrates the whole process of making, not just the end result – a blog where being a grown-up didn’t mean you couldn’t embrace your inner-child!
Two Webby Awards and a book later, it was clear that what delighted me also delighted others as well. If it delights you, why not sign up for my occasional newsletter (see below) and let’s ‘make making fun’!
If you’d like to email me directly, you can do that at scott(at)whatimade.com.