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Meet our Magnificent Makers

Little Inventors wants children to open their eyes to the world of invention and creativity. But beyond the invention drawings, there is a unique opportunity for children and makers, designers and artists to come together and collaborate to bring children’s imagination to life.

By taking children’s ideas seriously and presenting them in a professional manner through collaboration with skilled makers, we will help showcase children’s original ideas, perspectives and voices.

We also want to challenge the skills and experience of adult makers, and encourage them to push beyond their own limits by engaging with the highly imaginative and unhindered minds of young children.

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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, UK

I design stuff for people to make and sell to other people!
 
Working with Octo Design, I’ve created products for lots of very different companies. 
 
I'm a product designer with a keen interest in the creative process.  That means I’m often involved in projects from day one, helping to shape those initial seeds of ideas through to something compelling.
 
I'm also a mechanical engineer who likes to make things.  That helps me work out how things will work and how we can make them a reality!

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, UK

Objects and inventions that have and tell story.

Pleven, Bulgaria, UK

I am currently a first year student at Edinburgh Napier University and I study Product design. I come from Bulgaria. I love making things, as well as making people happy!

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UK

A Product Design student at Edinburgh Napier University. Loves creating things that make life more exciting.

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Dunfermline, Edinburgh, UK

Having spent several years making furniture I decided to progress my abilities and return to education to gain a qualification in design at Napier University.

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Edinburgh, UK

I am a product design student at Edinburgh Napier University. I love designing things that will make life a little bit easier and make people smile! I'm 18 years old and enjoy playing hockey and going to the gym.

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Edinburgh, UK

A year 1 student who does Product Design in Edinburgh Napier University.

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Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, UK

Open Lab is the interaction design research group based in the School of Computing at Newcastle University. 

We have a huge amount of experience working with partners from the NHS to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies - helping them solve real-world-problems using technology. 

We have built apps, designed toolkits, created AI, designed immersive storytelling. created interesting ways to collect feedback, made VR environments, built physical technologies, made data more accessible, and so much more.

We take a human centred-design approach meaning that we design technology with people in mind.

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Edinburgh, east lothian, UK

I'm an 18 year old designer in my first year at Edinburgh Napier university. I enjoy playing hockey and working on all the designs that we get to make on our uni course.

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Livingston, West Lothian, UK

I am a Designer currently studying at Edinburgh Napier. I have a passion for playing Handball and a love for all things food.

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