"We began creating beard products when Jacob was unsatisfied with the option of beard products in our city. Some barbershops had them but were ridiculously overpriced and could not find scents that Jacob found stimulating. He began doing some research and playing around with some concoctions, like a mad scientist trying to find the antidote for Dr. Jekel and Mr. Hide. It took a long time to develop the scents and a wax and balm that would withstand the elements. Then one day, Jacob emerged from the darkness of the drab kitchen with the beard and moustache wax, balm and oil that we present you today. We are so pleased to introduce you to our products. Do you live your life by the seat of your pants? Are you always up for adventure and mystery? You may just be a Bearded Nomad. Life is wild, but your beard doesn't have to be. Our products help tame your man-mane so your lady won't complain!"
How did you get into your art/craft?
Well we have always been a creative people, we started out making reclaimed furniture out of pallets. After working in that a bit we noticed a trend taking off...BEARDS! from there we began doing research and developing a brand that people can stand behind, since then Bearded Nomad has taken off and we haven't looked back since.
What do you like to listen to while you’re working?
Its always different to be honest, we usually throw on Spotify. Some favorite playlists are: essential indie, good times great oldies, psychedelic rock and 70's smash hits, to name a few.
Outside of your medium, what other types of art/design/etc are you inspired by?
Jacob loves anything made out of wood but loves reclaimed furniture made from barn board, live edge wood and reclaimed pallets. Chris is a knit and Crochet-aholic and loves anything to do with yarn.
If you couldn’t be an artist/craftsperson, what would you love to be?
Jacob would love to be a historian. If Christine had it her way she'd be traveling the world as an archaeologist.
Where is your studio located? What’s your favourite thing about your city?
Our workspace is based out of our house, we have a little shop set up that allows us to create our products right from the comfort of our home. Our favorite thing about the city is the resurgence of new artists, shops and events being held here. Hamilton has truly made a 180degree turn in the past 7 years.
If you could live anywhere else in the world, where would it be?
New Zealand has always intrigued us, they even have a town called Hamilton there. we'd love to visit one day!
What do you love most about Canada?
We love the outdoors and love the vast wilderness that lies beyond the city lines. There is always something to be explored or discovered, even in our own backyard.
What brand/artist can you not get enough of?
There are so many talented local artists and artisans out there it's hard to choose one. I would have to say that Singularity_with_cheese is coming out with some really cool themed artwork. Make sure to check out his IG for some really cool stuff!
What’s one thing you hope makes it big?
Uber's flying cars.
Do you have a favourite book?
Too many greats to narrow it down.
What do you like to do with your “down time”?
Christine loves knitting and crocheting, and even dabbles in her own yarn dyeing. Jacob loves to enjoy time outdoors and going on hikes.
What’s one goal you’re working towards right now?
Christine is currently planning to open her own hand-dyed yarn business, while Jacob recently worked towards raising $1500 towards men's health for the month of November.
What’s your favourite thing to do over the holidays?
Our favorite thing to do during the holidays is spend time with family and friends, taking part in traditions such as cutting down our Christmas tree and having some hot apple cider. We also love attending local craft shows prior to Christmas.