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.Do you make things?
Join the fun!
Download our maker's resource pack full of helpful tips and hints for selecting, creating and documenting your making process.
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!
An industrial designer with 30+ years in design & development of mass-market toys and games. Ex- Hasbro Design Director and since 2013 running HeayesDesign LTD.
As a retired physicist, I like to use my experience in electronics and skills in woodworking and 3D printing to create solutions to every day’s problems. I like to recycle obsolete electronic appliances and devices and harvest many of the still functioning components that often find a good use in my creations. I find the Little Inventors ideas a challenge to my creativity: how to reduce to practice, to make realistic models of the children’s extremely interesting conceptual ideas.
21st century teacher.
My name is Octavio, I'm 28 and I'm from Córdoba, Argentina.
I have a degree from Architecture College, and I've even worked as an architect for a short period of time.
Then I derived into illustration, and more precisely Concept Art, which is the field I currently work in as a freelancer.
Other than that, I like coffee on a cloudy/chilly sunday, reading my favorite book or watching a classic movie :)
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.
Professional 3D product designer at Solid ideas. Andy created multiple CAD prototypes of our most ingenious inventions!
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.
I am currently studying in OCAD University, in a program called Integrated Media. Mostly doing film and animation, or video installations. I am passionate about finding relations between the seemingly unrelated subjects, combine them to create an unique artwork.
I'm a 2d animator who dabbles in stop motion and clay moulding. I enjoy mixing analog and digital mediums to create hybrid installations. I am currently based in Toronto, pursuing a degree in Ocad University.