Originally from West Palm Beach, Florida, Harrison Tyler ’14 (Interdisciplinary Sculpture) is the digital operations manager at Open Works, a non-profit organization in Station North that makes advanced fabrication tools available to the public through courses and shared makerspaces.
Along with Evan Roche ’14 (Interdisciplinary Sculpture B.F.A.), he co-founded Jimmi Research, a company that sells user-assembled 3-D printers the pair designed. The pair teach others how to build their own machines and to create different, customized 3-D printers that use biomaterials. Tyler and Roche were the inaugural Entrepreneurs-in-Residence at MICA in 2016, with the goal to assist students in using their artistic training to create business ventures.