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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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Tyne and Wear, UK

I am a visual artist with a background in textiles, theatre, film and installations. I deliver workshops in educational and community settings with a strong focus on Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. I love working with all ages to create new work. Collaborating with children spark wonderful conversations and new approaches to the making process.

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

I'm a creator, a maker, an industrial designer.  I enjoy the mix of scale and materials my work brings, designing one-off and art-based items, alongside mass-produced objects and individual interiors, furniture and lighting. 
Learning the processes is key, knowledge of a workshop/factory informs the designer to create better objects. It's why making and documenting Little Inventors ideas will create the next generation of designers!

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Belfast, Antrim, UK

Hi, I'm a maker and educator from Nerve Belfast Creative Learning Centre.  I love all things creative and am always up for a challenge and working collaboratively with other inventors and makers.

Manchester, Greater Manchester, UK

We are a group of Manchester Art school students participating in a project to collaborate and produce something extraordinary

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long beach, CA, US

I live in Long Beach, California, USA. I live in a house full of tools and scrap materials so I can make something any time I feel inspired. I've always been a maker, starting with popsicle sticks, coat-hangers, legos and tape as a child. Lately I've been working on inflatable underwater robots. I would love to help children learn to make their ideas into reality.


We are first year students at Manchester Met studying Interior Design and Fashion.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Radical Norms is a design research studio focusing on thinking and creating possible inclusive futures through making.

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Manchester, UK

We are a group of 1st year students from Manchester School of Art studying Interior Design and Fashion.

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