About Us

Hi! We are Justin and Samantha! A husband-and-wife team that absolutely loves to create! 

We have been happily married for 13 years and share 3 wonderful teenage and almost teenage children that are also very much involved in creating and sharing all of our adventures. Our little family also includes our two 8-year-old Lab/Pit rescues, Isabelle and Aurora!

We started PNW Makes back in 2017 as a small side business to help cover medical bills associated with Samantha's kidney transplant. We've had a few different names over the years (BCK Designworks, Pacific Northwest Designs, JS Amets Design, Knotty Birch Signs, and finally we landed on PNW Makes, we feel it fits our brand best!) Over the last 7 years, we've expanded our product offerings from custom tumblers and keychains to door hangers, home decor, custom hats and so much more!

Our name may have changed (A LOT!) over the last 7 years but our drive has not. We believe everyone should be able to get unique gifts at a fair price without sacrificing quality!

At PNW Makes, we believe that gift giving is about more than just the item itself. It's about showing someone you care and creating a meaningful connection. That's why we're dedicated to curating a selection of unique and thoughtful gifts that will make your loved ones feel special.