Italian designer ignites creativity and passion to teach with Tinkercad and Fusion 360 Software
Sabrina Facchetti discussing her KiraKira experience.
Italian designer Sabrina Facchetti loves the quote from Albert Einstein, “Creativity is intelligence having fun.”
After all, Facchetti frequently employs creativity in her profession as in industrial designer. Schooled and trained in her native Italy, Facchetti’s work has taken her around the world from Denmark and London to New York City designing products in industries ranging from furniture and homeware to jewelry and fashion.
Facchetti’s jewelry design work leveraged 3D printing, and it was during this experience that she first learned about KiraKira, a platform where female advisors and interns inspire girls to develop design and innovation skills through STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) education, hopefully inspiring a future career.
Facchetti signed on as an industrial designer with KiraKira, which counts Autodesk among its sponsors, and helped develop learning content based on Tinkercad and Autodesk Fusion 360
for KiraKira students.
“I was excited to share what I was doing, mostly with jewelry at the time, and share ideas to support others,” said Facchetti. “And I found it amazing with the (KiraKira) program focused on girls, because I realized how few women had been working in the design environments I had been working in.”
Tinkercad is an ideal tool for a beginning approach to 3D modeling, whether the user is a child or an adult, Facchetti outlined. Tinkercad allows the development of 3D models similar to “assembling objects like Lego bricks in real life,” she said.
Building upon these skills, Autodesk Fusion 360 offers more complex tools and functions to create more advanced shapes and projects, but is still easy to use for the beginner, Facchetti explained.
“I recommend both Tinkercad and Fusion 360 tools for developing skills, they are both user friendly and Fusion 360 offers a larger range of possibilities,” said Facchetti.
And being open-minded to possibilities is the essence of design, according to Facchetti, who prefers to design objects that people use in their everyday lives.
“You never know what can inspire you, so keep your eyes always opened and your mind ready,” said Facchetti, who has now become the head of 3D modeling and printing at KiraKira.
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