Place Makers is owned by Erin Melaney Bodden, a self-taught graphic designer from Birmingham, Alabama. In 2013, Erin began experimenting with laser-cut design and has since created various functional and art pieces that she sells locally and online. Each art piece is made from high-quality steel and is hardy enough for either indoor or outdoor use. Most of Erin's designs are locally inspired and have grown quickly in popularity, with thousands of items sold since early 2015. Many of her pieces express Birmingham pride and several are neighborhood-centric. In recent years, Erin has expanded her offerings to include locations outside of Alabama, and her collection continues to grow.