Maker Spotlight: Anne Quinn

Maker Spotlight: Anne Quinn

Call: Anne Quinn

Home: Overland Park, KS.

Makerspace: Hammerspace Workshop in Kansas City, MO.

Day Task: Digital machinist & graphic artist

How did you begin in making?

I have been an imaginative for as long as I can remember. I went to UW-Stout for industrial design and UWEC for illustration. Industry work aside, I’m likewise active in various hobbies consisting of arcade, video game and anime related cosplay & prop builds, fancy Hama bead pixel art, and most recently laser cut meme styles

What type of maker would you classify yourself as?

I expect I would put myself someplace in the mix of conventional arts, graphic design, and pop culture. My long-lasting enthusiasm for gaming has actually been the motivation for a number of my developments for many years. However I am constantly ready to expand my knowledge into other aspects of making. My existing task in custom fabrication provides me the chance to make things that are outside of my individual interests which is what I absolutely love about it.

What’s your favorite thing you have made?

I don’t understand if I can declare a favorite. I’m proud of the method numerous of my tasks have ended up, and I think about each brand-new project a knowing experience. I recently worked on a cooperation job with a few of my fellow maker pals at Hammerspace Workshop, developing custom-made retro design bar top game cabinets that run thousands of retro video games utilizing Raspberry Pi. I handled the job of creating the custom vinyl decal art for the beyond the game cabinets to provide that extra retro flare, an artistic difficulty that was right up my street. We made 4 of these machines to flaunt at the most recent Maker Faire event in Kansas City, and now we use this game project as a routine class at our makerspace.

Any advice for people reading this?

Keep pushing the limits within yourself and you may find that you are capable of more than you ever pictured.

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