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Name: Mark Noll (Mark Noll Designs)

If you've ever stepped inside the Salvador Dali Museum gift shop here in St. Pete, you've probably seen some of Mark Noll's handmade designs. A local artist, Mark established an environmentally-conscious brand devoted to upcycling, and recycling items into jewelry. Old countertops and wood become unique, light and fun earrings and necklaces. Beyond jewelry, his shop includes carved coins, carved violins and electrotypography. With original designs and products, Mark's shop is dedicated to eliminating waste by turning the old and used into new, beautiful - and wearable - pieces of art.

Years in St. Pete

14

Hustle (job)

Maker of recycled jewelry.

What do you do?  

I make jewelry from items such as recycled Corian countertops.

Why do you do it?

I like to eat and sleep indoors.

What was your Catalyst? (How did you get started?)

I decided I wanted to work for myself.

What’s a common misconception or unknown aspect of what you do?

I make every single thing I sell.

What’s the most challenging part of your Hustle?

Finding a balance between growing my business and having time for myslef.

What’s the most valuable piece of business advice/insight that’s helped you?

Don't try to please everyone.

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