Made in the Maker_Space: Ian Watt

January 19, 2022 by Perthshire Creates


Tell us about yourself?

I am supposedly retired but busier than ever between environmental work, therapy work, woodwork and writing.


How did you find out about the Maker_Space?

Completely by chance on a visit to the library – couldn’t believe all the equipment that was there.

Picture of author Ian Watt

Please describe what you used the Maker_Space to do?

Mainly Photoshop work, as a lot of my work is based around photos, but it’s great for working on blogs generally. Have designed a book cover there and worked on the text files on InDesign there too.

The Monkey Wrench Kid book cover

How was your experience of using the Maker_Space?

Excellent. Have been using the space over the last three years or so. It’s a pleasant place to work in and it’s been great to have really good experienced technical help not far away from Les and now from Scott. Brilliant to have the whole Adobe suite of programmes, all up to date.


How would you have achieved your aims without the Maker_Space?

It would have been much more difficult.


Are there any other projects you might use the Maker_Space for?

A friend and I are working on ideas for making components for furniture and for creative play toys for kids of all ages, using recycled plastic. Potential for making 3D patterns for moulds using the 3D printer.


Did you know Culture Perth and Kinross Libraries had access to cutting edge technology and design packages such as Adobe Creative Cloud?

Yes, familiar with most of the range of facilities.

Find out more about Ian.

Culture Perth and Kinross Library Maker_Spaces are available at the following libraries; A.K. Bell Library in Perth; Strathearn Campus Library in Crieff; Breadalbane Campus Library in Aberfeldy; Loch Leven Campus Library in Kinross; Blairgowrie Library and the Famous Grouse Ideas Centre at Creative Exchange in Perth. You can use them completely free of charge, by becoming a member of your local library (not required for FGIC). Find out where your local library is via the Culture Perth and Kinross website.