Meet the Makers

Who has what it takes to win a purchase order from the SFU Spirit Shop?

The time has come to introduce the #MadeBySFU competitors. And we have to say, they’re a talented bunch! From vibrant artwork to sustainable fashion, this year’s competitors are truly passionate about their products.

We are excited to be hosting the #MadeBySFU competition online again this year. Ultimately, we held on to the core of #MadeBySFU which is to celebrate product entrepreneurs. In a year where small businesses are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, we hope the competition can shine a light on the amazing entrepreneurs at SFU and give them encouragement in this time.

We found ways to pivot the competition and bring the marketplace online. You will be able to shop thier products at the marketplace day on October 28! Register here!

Without further ado, let’s meet the makers of #MadeBySFU 2021!


Maker: Olivia Steed
SFU: Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology, School of Interactive Arts and Technology undergraduate student
Social media: Instagram/Website

Who says everyday items can't be functional and adorable? These handmade ceramics will spice up your decor and your life!



Maker: Chandani Parmar
SFU: Faculty of Health Science undergraduate student
Social media: Instagram/Website

Drooler Treats freeze-dried cheese will satisfy all of your dog's cheesy cravings! The treats are cut into perfect bite-sized pieces and are great for rewarding during training. Because the product is freeze-dried, you will never have to deal with a sticky or gooey treat bag ever again. Plus, it has a shelf life of 2 years!



Maker: Hannah Mangubat Ramos
SFU: Faculty of Arts and Social Science, Department of Psychology undergraduate student
Social media: Facebook/Instagram

Unique crochet bags designed, hand-stitched and created with love by founder, Hannah Ramos. They are made with vegan and recycled yarn which reflects the values and mission of the company. No more deciding between being stylish and sustainable.



Maker: Hei Tung Javia Leung
SFU: SFU Alumni, Faculty of Arts and Social Science, Department of Psychology 
Social media: Facebook/Instagram/LinkedIn/Website

Javia Leung is a clothing label that focuses on timeless, minimalist designs. Their brand was born out of the desire to inspire others to choose high quality and well designed garments that are meant to be collected & cherished, while minimizing textile waste for the environment.




Maker: Jay Young
SFU: SFU Staff
Social media: Website

Just Jays Crafts transforms client's photographic images into amazing three-dimensional pieces of unique artwork. A beautifully handcrafted 3D representation of the client’s own photo, allows their own subject matter to come to life in a more realistic way than a normal photograph.



Maker: Katelyn James
SFU: Faculty of Environment undergraduate student
Social media: Facebook/Instagram/Website

Photographer Katelyn James has always loved spending time outdoors. Her work features images of breathtaking landscapes and flora that are taken throughout her adventures in the Pacific Northwest.



Maker: Rebecca O'Neill
SFU: Faculty of Arts & Social Science, Department of Linguistics alumnus
Social media: Facebook/Instagram/Website

Based out of the Greater Vancouver area of beautiful British Columbia, Rebecca Paper Designs was founded in 2018 with the purpose of using handmade cards and paper goods as a way to encourage you to know Christ more and inspire you to encourage others too.



Maker: Jesika Kula
SFU: SFU Staff, School of Interactive Arts and Technology alumnus
Social media: Instagram/Website

Seedling Art Co. is a mental health-focused, sustainable art, and journaling brand. With a foundation in building community, creativity, sustainability, and improving mental health, Seedling offers a diverse range of eco-friendly products that support mental wellness and green charities.



Maker: Naghmi Shireen
SFU: School of Interactive Arts and Technology alumnus
Social media: Website

2(pi)R Jewelry is a collection of 3D-printed artifacts. Inspired by the Voronoi cell algorithm, the products have a spherical organic structure, that is used in various geometrical compositions to develop complementary sculpted art pieces.