The maker movement is about moving form consumption to creation and turning knowledge into action. - Emily Fleming

Discovering makerspaces in London encouraged my hands on exploration of digital DIY.  Interest in 3D printing lead me to Fab Lab London, where I was introduced to laser cutting.  The speed it allows for playing with patterns and imagery in product design enticed me to experiment and create a home and giftware collection born of wanderlust and colourful living.  Curiosity lead to research and testing of new materials and techniques.  Wire became a connected theme in learning electrical wiring of lamps and wire binding of journals.  The products inspired me to style and create flat lay photography and play with animating and producing cinemagraphs, still photos with subtle motion.  The travel journals have enjoyed journeys from desert landscapes to surf beaches.  My makerspace is where city labs provide the tools and the world provides the imagination.          

Laser Cut

Design, Prototyping, Styling, Flat Lay Photography, Animation


Amy Chao

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  • Multidisciplinary Designer + Brand Strategist

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  • Laser Cut