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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, Northumberland, UK

I'm an animator and model-maker based in Northumberland. I combine digital animation techniques with more traditional methods like stop motion. I enjoy sharing my skills with others - I'm an Associate Lecturer at Northumbria University and an animation mentor with TICE - introducing children to what it is like working in creative industries.

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Detroit, Michigan, US

We are both Professors at the College for Creative Studies teaching in the Product Design Department. Check out our students work @  www.ccsproductdesign.com

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Washington, MICHIGAN, US

Jay Enn Corporation has been in business for over 50 years. We have extensive experience in designing and building custom tooling to customer requirements. Our team also has participated in many cutting edge research & development projects with our aerospace customers that have won us some very prestigious awards.

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Selfridge ANG Base, Michigan, US

STARBASE One is a non-profit youth program that inspires 4th through 6th-grade students through hands-on STEM education. With over 30 years of experience, we are a team of dedicated and talented educators and support staff with many talents. We are always engaged in ways to support the educational community, and we look forward to the opportunity of helping bring the ideas and inventions of young minds to life!

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Ilkley, West Yorkshire, UK

I have been sewing up creations since about the age of eight and have taught quilting and dressmaking for over twelve years in my home of Ilkley.  I also teach online from my studio to creative people all around the world together with Quiltfolk magazine. In 2020 I published my book Quilting with Liberty Fabrics (I love Liberty fabrics a lot) and it is always a joy to get involved with community projects.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Joan Nuguid is a Filipina born artist residing in Toronto, Canada. At best, her work is intimate and personal, deeply inspired by her daily life and experiences as an immigrant woman. She is interested in telling compelling stories that are both complex and easily digestible. Her work has been shown locally in The Ignite Gallery, The Ada Slaight Gallery, The Little Inventor’s program supported by NSERC and recently in Paradise Theatre for TAIS. Her upcoming works include another project with The Little Inventors team and Video Fever 2022 hosted by TSV. Currently she’s pursuing a BFA in Ocad University.

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Macomb Township, Michigan, US

The PTI Design team includes Creative Design Directing Manager Steve Elliott, and Principal Designer Mike Vettraino. Steve has been a “maker” since he was little and Mike likes being able to use his imagination each day at PTI Design and describes himself and Steve as having a “DIY Mindset” especially when something does not exist!  Together they bring over 40 years of education and experience to the product design board and are excited to help bring Little Inventors’ visions to life!

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Hello, I am Ben, an animation professional out of Toronto, Canada. I work in an animation studio and do freelance design and illustration on the side.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

I am an animation student at OCAD University. I enjoy bringing stories to life through animation.  I love working to improve my skills by practicing!

My favourite colour is blue and I also love rabbits and cats.

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