Since the moment I heard about ADX I knew it was something I had to be a part of. A community of makers- woodworkers, metal workers, boat makers, artists, furniture designers; the list goes on. It is a place of learning and innovation, if you don't have experience in a particular media there is always someone to ask who is more than happy to teach and share what they know with you. For a year I worked as a Shop Steward fixing tools, designing facility modifications and storage solutions, assisting members and maintaining shops. Luckily all of that hard work paid off and I was hired as the Digital Fabrication Technician earlier this year.
I have to say, I have the best job in the house. All day I have the opportunity to design files, program the Shopbot CNC, work with a wide variety of materials and get covered in sawdust. I also am privileged to work with an incredible fabrication and design team where teamwork, quality and handwork is appreciated. For me digital fabrication is the best of both worlds, I am constantly on the hunt for more efficient systems, better processes and creative solutions.