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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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Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Visual arts has always been a strong part of how I connect to the world.  The creativity of young minds is my driving inspiration. I enjoy re-contextualizing children's artwork through in-depth collaboration with my craft work. Mixed media elements allow me to fully describe the emotion of a piece and reiterate unconventional characteristics of children's designs.

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Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

I’m a designer currently studying at Edinburgh Napier University. I enjoy playing and making music.

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Glasgow, UK

I am 18 years old and attend Edinburgh Napier University and study product design. I enjoy making designs come to live and solving problems in the design world. I love working with kids and have lots of background in kids with learning difficulties.

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Edinburgh, UK

I enjoy exercising and reading in my spare time. I have always been interested in design. When I was younger I loved to draw, paint and design! I knew that I would always end up in design which is why I wanted too further my design career by joining Edinburgh Napier Universities Product Design course which has led me to this great opportunity to design for little inventors!

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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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 19 years old and enjoy playing hockey and going to the gym.

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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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Edinburgh, Please select..., UK

Hi I'm Jacob,
I'm 20, Irish and a product design student in Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland. I enjoy modelling, sketching sports and video games and I'm really looking forward to creating ideas in real life

Hackney, London, UK

Claire spends lots of time making art with children in schools and families in public spaces through her organisation Art Hoppers. Art Hoppers takes children’s art off the notice board and places it in the gallery showcasing children as the celebrated artists! Claire is super passionate about the power of art and creativity in bringing communities together, making people feel happier and giving each of us an exciting outlet for our individual experiences. Claire believes that by expressing ourselves creatively and learning the problem solving skills that go with making, we gain invaluable skills which open a world of opportunity!


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

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