Garrick Backer

Garrick Backer is an avid Maker who loves building props, costumes, and sharing knowledge with others. Along with his wife Jackie, he started the company KnowOne's Designs eight years ago to turn that love into a business. He is actively involved in helping others learn how to craft their own cosplay. Over the past few years he has been sharing tutorials on YouTube, and has partnered with Glendale Community College to offer an internship program through his shop.

Garrick has has the opportunity to be involved in some pretty amazing things. He is an actor and writer on the Star Trek Parody webseries ST:The Night Shift. He was chosen as one of ten semi-finalists for Adam Savage's Inventern competition on Tested.com. In 2015 he and his wife won second place in the first Prop Making National Championship hosted by Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo. He has been able to partner with some amazing creators like Meredith McClaren to produce resin figures of their comic art. Most recently he was chosen to be a contestant on the first season of SyFy's Cosplay Melee.

Garrick is constantly looking for the next thing to learn and and share with the wonderful Maker community. He hopes to continue to expand his work and be involved in many more things.