Jared Wark

Makerspace Instructor

About me

I am an instructor, consultant, and technician in The Makery and enjoy making patron projects come to life. I believe we provide an invaluable resource in making creative technology accessible to all, especially those who may not have otherwise had the resources or environment to support such endeavors. I support our mission by providing technical support, leading workshops, and empowering patrons to build and create.

My previous experience is as a hobbyist graphic designer, but since joining the Libraries in 2018 I have worked to broaden those skills to now include other technical knowledge such as 3D modeling, laser engraving, and machine embroidery. I am an expert in Adobe Illustrator and other vector-based workflows and am happy to offer support on unique and challenging projects.

I am also an avid fan of indie video games, a casual collector of LEGO minifigures, and a father of one precious daughter whom I love dearly.


B.A. in Psychology & Philosophy, University of West Florida
B.Phil., St. John Vianney College Seminary
M.A. in Philosophy, St. John Vianney College Seminary

About Learning Innovations & Design

We create virtual and physical spaces, programs, and services for the JMU community to enhance, experiment with, and innovate in their teaching, learning, and scholarship.

Departments in this unit include Classroom Technology Services, Educational Technology Services, Instructional Design, Learning Technology Services, and Media Production & Makerspace Services.

To get started using our services, visit the Learning Innovations & Design Desk online or in Rose Library.

About Media Production and Makerspace Services

Through spaces such as The Makery and production studios we encourage creativity, brainstorming, exploring, rethinking, problem-solving and curiosity by providing the JMU and local community with access to expertise, cutting-edge technologiesmultimedia equipmentworkshops, and events.