Derek Powazek is in Business

Derek Powazek is an “Industry Influencer” as selected by Folio Magazine, which listed a top forty of “Individuals who have demonstrated tangible proof of actionable ideas”. Previously involved in 8020 Media, publishers of JPG Magazine and Everywhere Magazine, Derek is now editing the quarterly book Fray : “It’s about proving that extraordinary things happen to ordinary people.” These books contain original stories and artwork on a particular theme. Fray has 5 levels of subscription, with a basic year subscription running $45 plus shipping.


I once worked alongside a programmer who my boss once called a “serial entrepreneur”. I think the same might apply to Powazek; he’s got Pixish going on too.

Pixish is a place where people who want images and people who make images can easily find each other and collaborate on creative projects together.

Clearly he’s got a thing for consumer generated content and product. So it’s no surprise that Derek found Ponoko. And he made wooden business cards and wrote about it on his blog.


His write up isn’t just a bit of props to Ponoko; it’s also very useful information about the whole process that would be good to review before attempting something similar.

Many thanks to Derek and best of luck with all of your ventures.

One Response to “Derek Powazek is in Business”

  1. Ponoko Blog Says:

    […] The people who share these designs go through all the prototyping highs and lows so that other users can test their feet in the water, and modify an existing design instead of starting from sketch. In this way they can learn as they see how the existing file/design is constructed, how it is assembled, and they get their own personalized product in the end. A nice example of this is Fraying’s (previously mentioned in the Ponoko blog by Kristen)Bird Lamp adaptation of the Box Lamp which he has posted on his Flickr site above (and the Box Lamp starting point below). Hopefully users like Fraying will now go on to continue to produce their own designs with the experience gained through the modification process and share their results online too. //OBSTART:do_NOT_remove_this_comment var OutbrainPermaLink=””; var OB_demoMode = false; if(typeof(OB_Script)!=’undefined’){ OutbrainStart(); }else{ var OB_Script = true; var OB_langJS =””; document.write (“”); } //OBEND:do_NOT_remove_this_comment […]

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