Harrison Tyler


Professional Experience

Jimmi, Baltimore, MD
Co-Founder, 2014-current

  • Founded “Jimmi” an R&D firm supporting innovation in 3D printing, designed and developed 3D Printers and 3D Bio Printers.

  • Interviewed at Y-Combinator for the S16 Batch

  • Managed a Lean-Startup approach to rapid Prototyping and product development.

  • Launched “Buildclass” workshop series, led twelve 3D printer build workshops, building 70+ 3D Printers with over 100 people

  • Redesigned several iterations of hardware and instructions through a User-centered design approach

  • Worked with clients including: Johns Hopkins University, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore Under Ground Science Space, and University of Toronto

Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, MD
Artist Entrepreneurs in Residence, 2015-current

  • Appointed as the “Artist-Entrepreneurs in Residence” at MICA for AY 2015-2016

  • Prototyped a ceramic 3D printer with the ceramics department chair

  • Culminating public lecture about the residency outcome

Digital Fabrication Research Technician, 2013-2015

  • Assisted with the operation of 3-axis and 4-axis CNC machinery, 3D printers, laser cutters, and general fabrication tools

  • Managed and maintained high resolution photo-polymer 3D printer (Objet 30), powder-based 3D printer (ZCorp 310), and several plastic extrusion RepRap 3D printers as well as laser cutters (Universal and Trotec), Multi-cam CNC router, and Haas CNC vertical milling center

  • Mentored faculty and students on all equipment above

  • Kept an accessible, productive and safe lab environment

  • Conducted a year-long research and design project developing 3d printer hardware

Lead Designer , Interdisciplinary Sculpture Department, 2014

  • Appointed to a small leadership team to form an actionable proposal and master plan for MICA’s new Interdisciplinary Sculpture Department, collaborated with architects, faculty, staff, alumni and students.

  • Compiled the proposal into a booklet including technical drawings, conceptual overview, construction methods, and curriculum integration

  • Presented the proposal to deans and president of the college

Wood & Metal Shop Technician, 2011-14      

  • Served as an educational resource and supported undergraduate students regarding processes of metal and wood fabrication

  • Oriented new faculty and students regarding studio policies and procedures

  • Provide assistance to all students on a variety of techniques, topics and equipment including introduction to equipment, technical problem solving


Baltimore Electric Vehicle Initiative (BEVI), Baltimore, MD
3D Printing Advisor, 2015        

  • Served as a technical and design mentor for the BEVI Internship program

  • Led workshops teaching Rhino 3D software and designing parts for fabrication

  • Instructed interns on the operation of Objet, ZCorp, and RepRap 3D printers


Rice University, Houston, TX
Advanced Manufacturing Research Institute (AMRI), MillerLab
Research Fellow, 2014         

  • Developed a proof-of-concept workflow for open source inkjet 3D printing  

  • Modified an existing 3D printer and designed new hardware for inkjet printing

  • Tested and characterized compatibility of several materials including Calcium Alginate Hydrogel, PEG-DA, and UV reactive resin

  • Compiled a comprehensive documentation set for the research project

  • Presented findings to the Rice community    


Chul Hyun Ahn, Baltimore MD
Studio Assistant & Fabricator, 2013-15        

  • Fabricated sculptures in a fast paced commercial art studio environment  

  • Installed artwork for clients

  • Streamlined the fabrication process by integrating CNC technology into the workflow


Technical Skills:

Digital Fabrication: Operation and Maintenance of: CNC router, CNC vertical mill, Laser cutters, 3D Printers, 3D Scanners. Machining operations and toolpath programming in RhinoCam software. Extensive 3D Modeling experience in Rhino 3D. Motion Platform design, fabrication, operation, and maintenance: including self built FDM 3D printers, inkjet 3D printing development projects, Zcorp, and Objet 3D printers. Mesh repair in Netfabb, mesh repair in meshlab, Gcode Generation in Slic3r.  
Metal fabrication: Proficient in electric arc and gas welding: MIG, Stick, TIG, and OxyAcetylene welding. Operation and maintenance of most metal fabrication and foundry equipment
Conventional Fabrication: Operation and maintenance of stationary and portable woodshop tools: including but not limited to table saw, planer, jointer, dust collection system, lathe, band saw, vacuform. Experienced in mold making, plastic fabrication, general construction, masonry, wall building. Sensitive object and art handling experience

Software: Rhino3D, RhinoCam, Grasshopper, Simplify 3D, NetFabb, Slic3r, Sculptris, Google Sketchup, Meshlab, Autodesk 123D suite, Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro, Arduino, Microsoft office, fluent in Mac and Windows operating systems.



Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, MD  Graduated May 2014
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Interdisciplinary Sculpture

  • Summa Cum Laude

  • GPA: 3.857