Design Specialists

July 29, 2016 | 11:28 am

A significant part of the Jacobs Hall design specialists’ role is to train and advise Maker Pass holders. Our design specialists conduct equipment trainings, lead workshops, fulfill material store orders, and are available to answer questions about design projects and ideas.

Their combined knowledge and experience cover an expansive range of subjects. Below, you can learn more about each design specialist and see their schedules.

Maker Pass holders may book appointments with design specialists during their office hours. Appointments last up to 30 minutes and are ideal for advising on class projects, group projects, or personal projects. For shorter questions, feel free to approach a design specialist when they are on duty.


Mary Catherine Richardson

Mary Catherine is a practicing glass artist with a background in managing shop operationsContact her to optimize design aesthetics, function, and fabrication.

Book office hours appointment with Mary Catherine


Matt brings a background in design/build, from furniture to designing chicken coops. He is particularly interested in public interest design. Contact him to learn about wood fabrication.

Book office hours appointment with Matt

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Gary focuses on electronics and robotics. Contact him regarding Jacobs Hall’s spaces and tools for electronics-based making or to hear about his BattleBots experiences.

Book office hours appointment with Gary


Chris brings broad experience in digital fabrication, from 3D modeling to laser-cutting. Contact him about high-end 3D printing or to hear about hacking shopbots to draw.

Book office hours appointment with Chris

Kent Wilson

Kent designs architecture, brand, package, and product, fueling his passion for 3D digital fabrication. Contact him to optimize design aesthetics, function, and fabrication.

Book office hours appointment with Kent

Design Specialist Schedule