Founded in early 2011 by Alice Taylor and three co-founders, MakieLab is a games-and-toys company, based in London, and is developing its first line of 3D-printed ultra-customisable dolls and action figures, plus associated gameworld and mobile apps.
Its a new kind of toy: customisable, 3D-printed, locally made, and game-enabled – all enabled by new design tools and methods.
Alice will be talking about the challenges of building a ground breaking business centred on customisation and 3D printing.
Previously, Alice was commissioning editor for education at Channel 4, where she commissioned a string of multiple award-winning games and media targeting teens and tweens, including two BAFTAs for Bow Street Runner and Privates, Best Game & Best Educational for 1066 and Smokescreen at SXSW, and the Prix Jeunesse for Routes. Previous to Channel 4, Alice was VP Digital Media at BBC Worldwide in Los Angeles.
Expect concise and informative talks on design, tools, and what to expect in the future – no dull sales pitches, no companies on stage talking about dull things because they paid to – it’s an event based around DEVELOP3D – a living embodiment of what makes you and thousands more love the magazine.