Jared Wark

Makerspace Instructor

warkjs@jmu.edu

540-568-7061

Building: Rose Library
MSC: 4601

Department: Makerspace Services & Instruction

Pronouns: He / Him / His

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.

Education:

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 Makerspace Services & Instruction

Through spaces such as The Makery and 3SPACE we encourage creativity, brainstorming, exploring, rethinking, problem-solving and curiosity by providing the JMU and local community with access to expertise, cutting-edge technologies, multimedia equipmentworkshops, and events.