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CREATIVE COMMUNITY

SHOP STAFF

The Pier 9 Shop Staff applies their expertise to help shop users learn, create, and take an active part in the future of making things. Their guidance, knowledge, and creative energy are key ingredients in making Pier 9 an empowering and inspiring environment.

  • J.D.

    Senior Creative Workshop Manager

    Expertise: Overseeing shop operations, Shop Staff, Shoparones, and users; furniture making, architecture, and fine woodworking.

  • Joy

    Workshop Coordinator /
    Test Kitchen Lead

    Expertise: Managing workshop events, tours, and activities; managing the Test Kitchen; overseeing the calendar of training classes.

  • Trent

    Workshop Operations Manager

    Expertise: Furniture making, Digital Fabrication, Architecture, and Sculpture. More stories than wikipedia.

  • Gabriel

    3D Print Shop Lead

    Expertise: managing the 3D Print Shop, 3D printing, 3D scanners, laser cutting, 3D design, vector design, community building.

  • Josh

    Wood & Metal Shop Lead & Pier 9 Exhibit Designer

    Expertise: Cabinetry, rapid prototyping, metal fabrication, plastic fabrication, machine troubleshooting, exhibit design.

  • Mei-yen

    Shop General Lead

    Expertise: Furniture design and woodworking, Shopbot router and Objet Connex 500 3D printers, problem-solving.

  • Milan

    CNC Shop Lead

    Expertise: Design and fabrication of metal parts and assemblies; CNC mill, lathe and 5-axis router; manual metal mill and lathe.

  • Julie

    CNC Shop Assistant

    Expertise: CNC programming and machining, leading CNC workshops, sculpture, large-scale installation, material investigation.

  • Scott

    Workshop Instructor

    Expertise: Digital fabrication, electronics, programming (Arduino, Raspberry Pi, C++, Processing, Python), Fusion 360.

  • Mary Elizabeth

    Workshop Instructor

    Expertise: Wood and metal working, exhibit design and fabrication, music making, and teaching tools to new shop users.

  • Claude

    Workshop Instructor

    Expertise: 3D printing, specializing in Objet Connex 500 3D Printer, Mcor IRIS 3D Printer and Zcor 3D printer; laser cutting.

  • Jon

    Workshop Instructor

    Expertise: Carbon fiber and fiberglass fabrication and repair, vacuum forming, metal forming and shaping.

  • Sean M.

    Workshop Instructor

    Expertise: Industrial sewing and serging, textiles, making great bike bags.

  • Sean C.

    Workshop Instructor

    Expertise: Metal shop, specializing in welding, tube and sheet work; Shopbot; OMAX Waterjet cutter; lasers; wood shop.

CREATIVE PROGRAMS STAFF

The Creative Programs staff develops projects, programs and activities that encourage creativity, showcase innovation, and engage the Pier 9 community, Autodesk teams and partners, and the wider world.

  • Noah

    Senior Creative Programs Manager

    I founded, and now direct, the Artist in Residence Program and Workshop at Autodesk's Pier 9. 

  • Vanessa

    Artists in Residence Program Manager

    I run the Artists in Residence Program at Pier 9, from reviewing applicants to facilitating our artists' residency projects.

  • Charlie

    Pier 9 Digital Storyteller

    I craft stories, through films and photography, which highlight the amazing work and people of Pier 9.

  • Chloe

    Artists in Residence, Program Specialist

    I support the Artists in Residence program from the administrative and finance aspects to maintaining the website.

  • Jacob

    Pier 9 Ambassador

    I show Autodesk employees, clients, and special guests what's behind the curtain at Pier 9.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PIER 9 COMMUNITY

Pier 9 is more than a collection of high-end tools – it’s a community of creative people focused on learning, exploration, and experience. Sharing our creative processes, experiments, techniques, and problem-solving ideas is a critical part of the Pier 9 experience. We’re excited to show our work, our skills, and our passion to the world through our Artists in Residence website, our Instructables, and our videos.

  • The Martin Jointer and Planer combo set a sparkle in my eye.

    Mei Yen
    Shop Assistant

  • What is unique about Pier 9 is that it brings together under one roof creative artists, software developers and technicians. You don't have to leave the building to make amazing things.

    PIER 9 SHOP USER

  • I love the vinyl printer and the lasercutters for their instant satisfaction, the DMS 5-axis router for being sculptural, and all fine woodworking handtools for their legacy of precision.

    J.D.
    Workshop Manager

  • Working at the Pier is an opportunity to play a part in building something amazing almost every day. The diversity of people, projects, and ideas is inspiring and a little bit humbling.

    PIER 9 SHOP USER

  • My life wouldn't be complete without a TIG welder, tube bender, and ‘Elizabeth Taylor’ – the OMAX Waterjet, the diva of the workshop.

    Sean C.
    Workshop Instructor

  • I love P9! It's the best workshop in the world, IMO. All the tools, and creative potential, and friendly, super-helpful shop staff – it's like heaven on earth!

    PIER 9 SHOP USER

  • I like robotics and figuring out how things work. My favorite machine is the Mori Seiki NT1000SZM.

    Dan
    CNC Shop Lead

  • The community that surrounds the workshop is incredibly special and unique. The combined knowledge and creative energy that each and every person involved contributes is incredible to experience and be a part of.

    PIER 9 SHOP USER

  • I joined Instructables in 2006 and have been helping people share what they make ever since.

    Noah
    Senior Creative Programs Manager

  • Pier 9 has so much going on, so many interesting things happening at all times, that time-management is one of the most important skills while working there. Shop staff is incredibly helpful, open, and this combined with the state of the art tools makes Pier 9 a one-of-a-kind place.

    PIER 9 SHOP USER

  • See what else the Pier 9 community has to say