Mark Frauenfelder is the editor-in-chief of Make magazine, the leading publication of the do-it-yourself movement, and the founder of the popular bOING bOING blog, which has over five million unique visitors per month.
He is the former editor-in-chief of Wired Online, and was an editor at Wired magazine and Wired Books from 1993 to 1998. He was Playboy magazine's technology columnist for three years. He has appeared on The Colbert Report (twice) and the Martha Stewart Show, and has written for The New York Times Magazine, Popular Science, Business Week, The Hollywood Reporter, Wired, and other national publications.
Frauenfelder is the author of six books: The Happy Mutant Handbook: Mischievous Fun for Higher Primates; Mad Professor: Concoct Extremely Weird Science Projects; The World's Worst: A Guide to the Most Disgusting, Hideous, Inept, and Dangerous People, Places, and Things on Earth; The Computer: An Illustrated History; Rule the Web: How to Do Anything and Everything on the Internet - Better, Faster, Easier; and Made by Hand: My Adventures in the World of Do-It-Yourself.
Frauenfelder is also a designer and illustrator. He designed Billy Idol's "Cyberpunk" CD cover, video box, and print advertisements. He has designed several websites and has provided illustrations to dozens of magazines and websites.
He enjoys making cigar box guitars and kombucha from his home in California, which he shares with his wife, Carla Sinclair, and his two DIY daughters, ages 8 and 14.