Meet the Make:able Judges

Last week we proudly announced the amazing finalists of the make:able challenge, hosted by PrintLab, Autodesk and partners. And today we're delighted to be introducing you to the judging panel, who will be voting for their favourite solutions from each category in the coming days. When assembling the judging panel, we opted for a diverse group of experts from the 3D printing, medical and education sectors. We are extremely honoured to have each of the following judges on board, who have given up their time to support the next generation of creative problem-solvers.

18th April 2021 Make:able

Make:able Judging Panel

  • Andy Lin // Rehabilitation Engineer at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center
  • Justin Pezzin // Program Manager at Makers Making Change
  • Dave Gaylord // Biomedical Engineer &  VP of Product and Technology at MatterHackers
  • Mark Chester // Product Development Specialist at PrintCity Network
  • Steven Parkinson // Education Project Programme Manager at Autodesk
  • Wayne Losey // STEM/STEAM advocate, toymaker, product manager. Printable content for Modio, Tinkerplay, & Tinkercad
  • Christina Perla // Co-Founder of Makelab & Board Director at Women in 3D Printing
  • Daniel Koren // Education Specialist at Prusa Research
  • Kristina Mok // Operations Coordinator & Lead Industrial Designer at Makers Making Change
  • Loreto Dumitrescu // Occupational Therapist & NYC Chapter Leader at Makers Making Change
  • Kellyanne Mahoney // Youth Program Specialist at Autodesk
  • Janet Kar // SVP of Digital Transformation at Link3D
  • Kevin Kennedy // Product Designer & Fusion 360 Instructor
  • Liz Gallo // Professional Development Provider at WhyMaker


Make:able Judging Process



In terms of the judging process, we have used an online collaboration tool called Mural to display each of the finalist portfolios in their respective categories. Judges will carefully look through portfolios and select their top solution from each category, before votes are counted and announced.

The winners announcement will take place on the 1st May 2021, at which point we will be giving everyone the opportunity to look through the finalist portfolios and videos. Good luck to all our awesome finalists!