Voronoi Tessellations are most interesting to me because once I average them, they go from looking math-y or “low poly” to looking lacy and organic.
Producer Taylor Dunn invited me to ABC studios to give a short one-minute pitch about my technology consulting business to Barbara Corcoran and Robert Herjavec from Shark Tank. This was part of a Good Morning America segment about communicating the value of what you do– ostensibly to get a raise. I was delighted to get an enthusiastic two thumbs up from the sharks and (a third thumb up) from tech correspondent Rebecca Jarvis (of the No Limits podcast).
Better yet, during the time on set between multiple takes I learned from Barbara that she has a 3D printer in her office and has no idea what to do with it. “I’ve got you- Tell me one important problem about high-end real estate and I’ll show you how to use your printer to help solve it. This is what I do. It’ll be fun!”
For me, being on TV was hard. It was new, it was intimidating, and I felt like everyone else knew what was supposed to happen except me. For my clients, this is often how they feel about adopting new technology and it’s very understandable. Leadership, good habits, a plan and sometimes a little hand-holding are all that’s needed to nurture success and valuable results.
During the course of 3 site visits, and optional seminars, I create customized strategies, plans, and demos that allow institutions that don’t have gobs of extra time, money or personnel to still be wildly successful with rapid prototyping and other art/engineering technologies.
Contact me for a free phone consultation and if I can help your institution:
-meet existing goals via rapid prototyping
-make meaningful use of your existing digital fabrication technology
-communicating your value to your audience
Then we can go ahead and schedule the first of your three site visits.
*currently on-site visits are in the NY Metro Area only.
You just got a 3D printer!
3D printers (rapid prototyping systems) are an amazing tool for your maker-space, school, non-profit or atelier. But after you get a single machine, or a suite, who is going to manage it? How will you make sure that it gets used in a meaningful way? How can you be certain you’re really getting your money’s worth?
I’m Ann LePore and I’m here to help you. When I’m not working at Ramapo College as a professor of 3D Design and Animation, or in the studio with my own research, I do consulting for institutions that want to understand how to best apply 3D printing to their existing workflow while minimizing waste and frustration.
My work usually starts with a meeting and site visit where I learn about your staff, mission, resources and aspirations as well as the printers that you’ve purchased or would like to purchase. Afterward, I conduct research specific to your needs and develop the following:
- A workflow optimized for appropriate and meaningful use of your 3D printer(s) or other digital fabrication resources.
- A system for introducing new users to your rapid prototyping system without placing all the stress on one overworked employee.
- 3 Sample lesson plans tailored to your needs with goals, objectives and outcomes
- A series of short workshops to get you and your staff comfortable with your new state-of-the-art tools.
- A sustainable plan for growing your facilities and communicating their value to your audience.
Get your organization started with 3D printing efficiently, meaningfully and without fear.
In addition to my regular duties as Associate Professor of Animation and 3D Design at Ramapo College of New Jersey, I’ve started to reach out to educators and artists in different ways. I believe strongly in the concept of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math). Artists have always been innovators and inventors.
The LeRoy Neiman Art Center held its first 3D Printing Workshop on December 6, 2015, conducted by Ann LePore
On a chilly Sunday in November I gave a workshop, The Art of 3D Printing hosted by the Leroy Neiman Arts Center and Arts Horizons.