Sequoyah’s new staff includes Marin Vesely, an artist who is excited to be coordinating Sequoyah’s new Design and Fabrication Hub. Before she came to Sequoyah, she worked as a graphic designer for an environmental non-profit organization called Amigo de Los Ríos. Vesely has designed virtual galleries, presented works at Mozilla Festival, and worked with an artist named Valencia James to create educational VR experiences. She also helped found an art lab at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon.
Vesely is excited to work in the dFab Hub and loves to see the projects that students create with the resources available to them. She went to a high school like Sequoyah and noted that it was very special to her because she “learned about social practice and life values.”
The dFab Hub is a creative space with many tools at students’ disposal; creative instruments include two 3D printers, a laser cutter, and a vinyl cutter to make stickers. The dFab Hub is also a site for interdisciplinary education and Vesely hopes to “combine it with other courses to expand creativity.” Mateo Rodriguez, a freshman who frequently comes to dFab to work, says that “Marin is very nice” and that he has learned a lot about the technology available.
One fun fact about Vesely is that she plays soccer and her family is from Brazil. Come by the dFab Hub to say hi and make your ideas real!