Fezmonger is creating fez-related and fez-adjacent projects and art.
47

patrons

$365
per month

Thanks for taking the time to check out my Patreon!

First a little about me: My name is Jason Rodgers. I'm the creative artist behind Fez-o-rama. I've studied theater, costuming, have a degree in fashion design; self-taught in graphic arts, embroidery design, and many forms of crafting. I have taught Photoshop, Illustrator, and Computer Patternmaking for Fashion Design in Los Angeles for 13 years. While I was teaching I decided to turn my hobby of making embroidered velvet fezzes for my friends into something more. Over the years this went from a running gag, to a weekend hobby, and eventually into the business that is Fez-o-rama. I am continuously thrilled and amazed that something so ridiculous as designer velvet fezzes would find the audience and support needed to become the full-time jobs for both myself and my wife Maya as we continue to make every fez ourselves in our home studio.

I am very proud of what we have accomplished, but there is a problem. The one thing I love more than making my art, is learning new skills to make new stuff and sharing that with others. Working for yourself tends to eat up a lot of time and it is easy to lose track of your passions.

My goal with this Patreon page is to create a close knit community to share, collaborate, learn, and inspire. I've done a lot creative projects to support Fez-o-rama, such as custom booths, lighting displays, and travel cases. I get a lot of questions about these projects but documenting the process gets lost in all of the fezzes we have to make. I would love to be able to not only share those past projects so others can build upon them, but also share the journey as I take on new challenges.

By becoming a Patron you will get to see works in progress in photos, videos and reports, and peek behind the curtain of our "con life" with travelogues as we venture out to shows. Going forward you will even get input on future projects as I take on new challenges and learn new skills all the while sharing tips, techniques, and resources. Ultimately you will get the opportunity to participate in group learning projects and get access to special edition items and prototypes.

As this community grows and evolves, I will be able to learn new things and be able to make cool new stuff to share with you.

Tiers
Fez-curious
$1 or more per month 8 patrons
Thank you for encouraging my creativity!


Fez-curious get access to the Patreon exclusive Fezmonger Feed including:

  • Sketchbook photo posts
  • Behind the scenes interviews
  • Works in progress shots
  • Reports from the road
  • Potential product pitches
  • The random haiku


As the community grows you will have the opportunity for input on future content such as long-term projects, live-stream videos and audio podcasts.


Fezthusiast
$5 or more per month 7 patrons
I tip my fez to you! You really want to see something creative happen and I will do my best.


Fezthusiasts will enjoy the exclusive perks of the Fezmonger Feed plus:

  • More in-depth tutorials on group DIY projects
  • Shared cut and print files for projects when available
  • Raw videos posts and out-takes
  • Occasional special offers and discounts on things we make


As the community and/or interest grows I will add more perks like access to a private Discord channel to collaborate on future projects.

Fezorati
$10 or more per month 25 of 42 patrons
Wait, what? Seriously?!? Wow.. OK. You want to be an integral part of this creative community.


Fezorati join the most exclusive of tiers and will get all of the benefits listed above plus:

  • Special recognition of their generous support
  • Exclusive rewards
  • Input on future rewards
  • Special discounts on the Fez-o-rama website and in meat-space at the Fez-o-rama Booth.
  • Some sort of physical representation of their exclusive membership ~ yet to be created


As this community evolves and/or interest grows I will add more perks such as online video hangouts and public Fez-ups. 


This level is currently limited to 42 members. If at some point in the future we manage to hit that limit, we'll have a discussion of what to do next.

Fezorati X5
$15 or more per month 7 of 15 patrons
Look, I'm just as shocked as you are, but I was forced to do this.


Fezorati X5 members get all of the benefits of the Fezorati  tier above plus:

  • The extra internet-approved smugness of going above and beyond in their support of what I do
  • Extra consideration when creating new projects
  • Something special to stick in their fez or pin to their shirt to designate their "extra" status

 

As this community evolves and/or interest grows I will add more perks such as online video hangouts and public Fez-ups.


This level is currently limited to 15 members. If at some point in an alternate future we manage to hit that limit, we'll have a discussion of what to do next... right after I question reality.

Goals
47 of 50 patrons

Video Upgrade

If we hit 50 patrons, I will invest in upgrading my mobile video recording equipment with some professional glass lenses. I will also start posting regular behind the scenes videos, Q&As, and travelogues.

Because of the unexpected number of people jumping on the Fezorati Tier, I've already ordered a better microphone.
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Thanks for taking the time to check out my Patreon!

First a little about me: My name is Jason Rodgers. I'm the creative artist behind Fez-o-rama. I've studied theater, costuming, have a degree in fashion design; self-taught in graphic arts, embroidery design, and many forms of crafting. I have taught Photoshop, Illustrator, and Computer Patternmaking for Fashion Design in Los Angeles for 13 years. While I was teaching I decided to turn my hobby of making embroidered velvet fezzes for my friends into something more. Over the years this went from a running gag, to a weekend hobby, and eventually into the business that is Fez-o-rama. I am continuously thrilled and amazed that something so ridiculous as designer velvet fezzes would find the audience and support needed to become the full-time jobs for both myself and my wife Maya as we continue to make every fez ourselves in our home studio.

I am very proud of what we have accomplished, but there is a problem. The one thing I love more than making my art, is learning new skills to make new stuff and sharing that with others. Working for yourself tends to eat up a lot of time and it is easy to lose track of your passions.

My goal with this Patreon page is to create a close knit community to share, collaborate, learn, and inspire. I've done a lot creative projects to support Fez-o-rama, such as custom booths, lighting displays, and travel cases. I get a lot of questions about these projects but documenting the process gets lost in all of the fezzes we have to make. I would love to be able to not only share those past projects so others can build upon them, but also share the journey as I take on new challenges.

By becoming a Patron you will get to see works in progress in photos, videos and reports, and peek behind the curtain of our "con life" with travelogues as we venture out to shows. Going forward you will even get input on future projects as I take on new challenges and learn new skills all the while sharing tips, techniques, and resources. Ultimately you will get the opportunity to participate in group learning projects and get access to special edition items and prototypes.

As this community grows and evolves, I will be able to learn new things and be able to make cool new stuff to share with you.

Recent posts by Fezmonger

Tiers
Fez-curious
$1 or more per month 8 patrons
Thank you for encouraging my creativity!


Fez-curious get access to the Patreon exclusive Fezmonger Feed including:

  • Sketchbook photo posts
  • Behind the scenes interviews
  • Works in progress shots
  • Reports from the road
  • Potential product pitches
  • The random haiku


As the community grows you will have the opportunity for input on future content such as long-term projects, live-stream videos and audio podcasts.


Fezthusiast
$5 or more per month 7 patrons
I tip my fez to you! You really want to see something creative happen and I will do my best.


Fezthusiasts will enjoy the exclusive perks of the Fezmonger Feed plus:

  • More in-depth tutorials on group DIY projects
  • Shared cut and print files for projects when available
  • Raw videos posts and out-takes
  • Occasional special offers and discounts on things we make


As the community and/or interest grows I will add more perks like access to a private Discord channel to collaborate on future projects.

Fezorati
$10 or more per month 25 of 42 patrons
Wait, what? Seriously?!? Wow.. OK. You want to be an integral part of this creative community.


Fezorati join the most exclusive of tiers and will get all of the benefits listed above plus:

  • Special recognition of their generous support
  • Exclusive rewards
  • Input on future rewards
  • Special discounts on the Fez-o-rama website and in meat-space at the Fez-o-rama Booth.
  • Some sort of physical representation of their exclusive membership ~ yet to be created


As this community evolves and/or interest grows I will add more perks such as online video hangouts and public Fez-ups. 


This level is currently limited to 42 members. If at some point in the future we manage to hit that limit, we'll have a discussion of what to do next.

Fezorati X5
$15 or more per month 7 of 15 patrons
Look, I'm just as shocked as you are, but I was forced to do this.


Fezorati X5 members get all of the benefits of the Fezorati  tier above plus:

  • The extra internet-approved smugness of going above and beyond in their support of what I do
  • Extra consideration when creating new projects
  • Something special to stick in their fez or pin to their shirt to designate their "extra" status

 

As this community evolves and/or interest grows I will add more perks such as online video hangouts and public Fez-ups.


This level is currently limited to 15 members. If at some point in an alternate future we manage to hit that limit, we'll have a discussion of what to do next... right after I question reality.