Photography by Wendy Tremayne

Making It

How I went from cubicle slave to full-time maker. By Mikey Sklar

THIS ARTICLE SHOULD PROBABLY BE called “Making It Out of IT.” I spent the last ten years as a Unix admin in IT, and now I’m out. I climbed the ridiculous corporate ladder to the highest technical position that I could reach. I rode my bike to Wall Street each morning and back home to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, each evening. This commute provided a fleeting feeling of freedom that would end once I arrived at my cubicle. I did collect a large paycheck, but it came with strings attached, of course.

I crammed my evenings with the things that I wished ...

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