Making Ways podcast is live from Design Week Portland with Laura Whipple, the CEO and Cofounder of Scout Books. Laura shares her unlikely path to launching the company, great advice for entrepreneurs looking to get started, and she details the power of writing down your goals. She also offers listeners a closer look at what makes the Portland creative community tick (and how you can bring some of that magic to your own city or town). Thanks to Design Week Portland, Outlet PDX, and Stream PDX for making this live event and episode so special.
Laura Whipple is a dreamer, doer and creative entrepreneur. She’s the CEO and Co-founder of Scout Books, a B Corp certified custom notebook manufacturer housed in two incredibly yellow buildings in Portland, Oregon. Always the print culture enthusiast, her work is fueled by a love for ink, paper, fostering curiosity, collaboration, nature, and the making of meaningful things. A former Fulbright scholar, she’s served as a member of the Advisory Team for Design Week Portland, and and holds Bachelor degrees in Anthropology and History from Willamette University. Along with her incredible team, she’s had the honor of working with thousands of inspiring clients over the past sixteen years to bring their big ideas to life in print, including the Center for Civic Design, Wikipedia, United by Blue, 33 Books, 99% Invisible, Etsy, Travel Portland, WordPress, WeWork, Squarespace, Bitch Media, The Sketchbook Project, The NY Times, Google, and Patagonia.