Seeking Woodworkers and Local Artisans

Iowa City Artisan Computers is currently seeking woodworkers and local artisans for computer enclosure designs out of wood, clay, glass, porcelain, and reclaimed materials.

Here are some general guidelines about the work:

  • Compensation. We’re an employee owned and governed business, so you will be free to decide what compensation you want for your work. However, if your product prices are too high, they may not be as likely to sell.
  • Work Rewarded. You’ll receive 100% of the income and profits for the work you do. In other words, this is not a situation where you’ll be paid pennies while someone else gets rich off of your designs and creations.
  • Retain Design Rights. You’ll keep the design rights, and your name will be credited on the product with the greatest prominence. In other words, this is not a situation where you’ll relinquish design rights or intellectual property rights for someone else to exploit and get rich off of your designs and creations.
  • No Contract. There are no contracts and no restrictions on you working in a way that competes with our business. In other words, if you want to startup your own custom computer enclosure business, and start selling directly, that’s fine. The more the merrier. We’ll even promote your business on our website with advertising at no cost to you.

Please contact us if you’re interested.



Benefits of Artisan Computers

It probably won’t surprise you to learn that most consumer computers are built with the bare minimum specifications to function, and they are generally built with a cookie cutter design — manufactured by the thousands.

Here are some benefits of custom built artisan computers:

  • Dust Free. Without proper air filtration, computers collect dust that harms cooling fans and other moving parts. Dust can also result in overheating of components due to layers of dust impeding airflow.
  • Reliable Power. Computers are susceptible to surges and power outages. Why isn’t sure protection and battery backup power built-in?
  • Low Noise. We offer noise reducing enclosures to make your workspace quieter and more conducive to focused work. Our oversized high volume fans spin at lower speeds with less noise.
  • Personalized Design. We understand that each person is unique in their budget and needs. That’s why we custom-build our computers to meet your own specific needs and specifications. If you want, we can create a computer that looks like a piece of furniture to match your existing decor.

We offer these and other options that can make your computer more reliable and more productive.