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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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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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Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK

Sean Clark is an independent artist, curator and researcher based in Leicestershire, UK. His artwork explores interaction and connectedness through the construction of audiovisual systems presented on screen, as installations and as prints. He is the director of Interact Digital Arts and the curator of the Computer Arts Archive. He has a PhD in Computational Art from De Montfort University and in 2016 was co-winner of the Lumen Prize for 3D/Sculpture and the Art.CHI Digital Art Prize. He also likes making stuff and working on fun projects with people of all ages - especially if flashing lights are involved!

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Leicester, Leicestershire, UK

Tom Cleaver is a Designer and Artist specialising in sets, scenery and exhibitions. His work has taken him to Germany, France and Sweden, and as far as the Arctic Circle. His particular passion is the design and construction of colossal, ceiling-scraping puppets.

Tom believes that art and science are closely linked, and uses engineering concepts and manufacturing techniques in his creative work. He believes in the social benefits of art and is regularly hired to consult with community groups and turn their ideas into reality.

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Shepshed, Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK

After 30 years in different industries, became a freelance photographer, and started making art. My art now includes electronics and software, which I create for myself and theatre companies, also teach other artists.

UK

Professional 3D product designer at Solid ideas. Andy created multiple CAD prototypes of our most ingenious inventions!

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Sunderland, UK

Carl has an interest in a broad range of design areas and has worked for a number of years teaching on various Animation and Design programmes at the University of Sunderland.

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Vancouver, Canada

Andrew is a design engineer at Makerlabs whose skills include mechanical design, 3D modelling and taco manufacturing.

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Ottawa, Canada

Make 613 is a small group of makers in the Ottawa community who are informally grassroots organized.

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Calgary, Canada

Protospace is Calgary's original, community-based, member-driven maker space, offering access to workshop space and tools, education and community. They exist to facilitate member projects and interests by providing a physical space, tools, and a friendly, welcoming community of makers.

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Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

Alastair is a maker with twenty years' experience of hardware and software development. He Specialises in the more unusual projects often working with start-ups and artists. He supports interactive Media Design to undergraduates at Northumbria University and in 2016.

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