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.

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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

GARY GIN 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


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CODY GLEN Cody is a designer, fabricator, and roboticist whose work centers around surface rationalization and computational solutions for complex facade and enclosure problems. His interest is in computational design and digital fabrication and their roles within the greater discourse of design. Contact him about CNC fabrication, PCB fabrication, robotics, computation, optimization, and general design questions. Book office hours appointment with Cody.

CHRIS PARSELL 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




Design Specialist Schedule