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.
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.
Hi, my name is Marek but I answer to Maz. I am a compulsive maker and fixer and I have been making things since I was young. Amongst other things, I have built a telescope, a house, a recording studio, musical instruments, a theremin, a wind turbine, bicycle powered smoothie machine, video rocket and a full sized UFO. And as part of the Star and Shadow II build team, I also built a cinema. In my spare time, I run Fixit Cafe, a loose collection of individuals devoted to preventing landfill and a choir of noisy singers (noizechoir).
I teach all types of animation at Northumbria University but I specialise in 3D animation.
I like to make photorealistic work and aim to use this in my project.
I'm an Animation student in my final year of study, specialising in 3D animation and character design. I love creating stories within animation, and having a unique and aesthetically pleasing style that engages my audience!
I'm currently studying Animation at Northumbria Uni! I love sketching and bringing ideas to life using 3D software because of how there's no limit to what you can make.
The Whippet Up way works with the wider community to devise and develop projects. In the past year this has seen Whippet Up get creative with science, and run interactive science days for children and families. Helped people find their inner Viking and then go to the moon with performances and interactive experiences. We have build a lunar module on a tricycle and a space craft on a horse carriage. Discovered unknown facts about Antartica that have been developed into installations around penguins and explorers.
I’m an animator based in North East England. My work is a mix of arts residencies and projects with communities, collaborations with other artists, work in schools, developing independent film productions, creating animated work for television, theatre and festivals, designing artwork, illustrations and promotional material, and producing film content for online education resources.
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!
I run a makerspace called Machines Room and i'm Chief Maker at Little Inventors!
I studied art, and love design. I do lots of DIY, fixing and helping others make things.
Objects and inventions that have and tell story.