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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Hi! I am a visual artist and animator based in Toronto, Canada. However, I am originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. When I'm not drawing, you'll find me walking around museums, exploring national parks or spending time with my family. My main work focuses on visual narratives through character design, portraits, caricatures or abstract images. Always experimenting with new techniques. I am equally comfortable with analog and digital technologies, and I use both according to the needs of the project.
High & Strong attention to the details. - Paradise is in the details -
I am Industrial Designer, since 2007 I have combined the curriculum with the academic program of graphic design where I developed and acquired new skills in my professional career.
With a big LOVE to the letters and great passion for the arts, specially the attraction to the fascinating world of calligraphy and lettering, I like to create compositions based on the experimentation of different sources and techniques as well as sizes and surfaces.
As a retired physicist, I like to use my experience in electronics and skills in woodworking and 3D printing to create solutions to every day’s problems. I like to recycle obsolete electronic appliances and devices and harvest many of the still functioning components that often find a good use in my creations. I find the Little Inventors ideas a challenge to my creativity: how to reduce to practice, to make realistic models of the children’s extremely interesting conceptual ideas.
Digital Mi'kmaq is an Indigenous-led ground breaking initiative, a program of Ulnooweg that aims to create lasting foundational change for Indigenous youth and communities through the interplay of science, culture, education and innovation.
From a young age I have had a fascination with all things mechanical:
how they worked and how they moved.
After a career in woodworking I can now devote my time to designing and building
The creativity of young minds is a driving inspiration for my work. 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.
Hi! I’m Jade Chittock, a freelance photographer, videographer and creator of all things fun. I love working with others and creating mixed media material. Lets making something awesome together!
I've loved making things since I was a kid, which led to me studying electrical engineering and having all kinds of "maker" related hobbies, from 3D printing and electronics to glass work. Professionally, I spread my love of science & engineering through Let's Talk Science's outreach program. I love sharing my passion for understanding how things work and creating new inventions with kids across Canada, and giving other volunteers the tools they need to share their passion too!
Twyla Exner is a Canadian artist investigating the wonders of nature and the idea of electronic technologies gone awry. She uses the materials and imagery of discarded electronic technologies to create whimsical and worrisome sculptures, drawings, and installations that propose hybrids of technological structures and living organisms using craft based and handmade methods.
I'm a 2D animator and illustrator majoring Drawing and Painting and Expanded Animation. I love create a video using difference resources like digital collage and compose them in a harmony.