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?
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I worked on medical products, across transportation design (Zurich Tram), skis, hearing aids to user interface design (the awesome Polar Baer for Amphiro ;-). Being creative is so much more than hobby and yet still too often left out in so many fields. I worked for a big agency and we did design strategy consulting with them to get that 'out of the box' thinking. Creativity is key.I would like to put up some project weeks maybe in schools. I'd like to help the kids to have joy with their creativity and to let that skill grow.
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.
AMAP is part of the Faculty of Engineering & Advanced Manufacturing at the University of Sunderland. The University actively wants to work with industry and that creates an exciting dynamic. Our vision for AMAP is to inform, inspire and innovate in Advanced Manufacturing, which we will achieve by being an innovative, accessible, and outward facing provider of support for industry
"I use my creative skills and passion for all kinds of textiles to offer a 'portfolio' or 'multidisciplinary' approach. I love to collaborate, as each of us have different strengths and experiences. I am committed to sustainability, community-led initiatives and the potential of craft and design to create positive, social and environmental change"
Bethan is a visual artist based in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, who creates site-specific, ephemeral installations that physically engage the audience. Her practice is underpinned by drawing, sewing, paper cuts and structure-making.
Dr. Brian Degger is an interdisciplinary biologist and creative based in Newcastle. He applies the knowledge developed during his studies in finding, researching and democratising knowledge through do it yourself biology, developing workshops around biology and art, collaborating in art works that involve biological methods
Chachi is a graphic designer, art director and maker of things. She loves to get her hands messy with woodworking and screen printing. Chachi works at Helios Makerspace.
Erica is a roboticist, educator and creative technologist currently based in Toronto, Canada. She has a technical background in molecular biology and biotechnology and a passion for science communication, digital education, user experience research and design, and emerging technology.
Erin Dickson’s practice combines architecture and digital technology to consider the emotional qualities of urban and domestic spaces.
Graham has been a teacher for many years, teaching children in Science Quest at Queen’s University, City of Toronto science summer camps and more. He is an Instructor at MakerKids.