Foundry is a three-month long paid placement at Mint Digital for new graduates. We started in 2011 with principles of a mutual learning environment and the brief: Make something connected to the Internet that doesn't live on a screen. We ended with Olly, the web connected smelly robot.
This year, the brief was:
Make a toy that has a reason to exist.
Sadly, their three month tenure with us is coming to an end. As a final farewell, we are hosting an informal presentation by our four graduates on what they've been up to, followed by some food and drinks. There will be a bit of a grand unveil, and hopefully a chance to play with what they've made.
It is on Thursday, 18 October at the Mint Offices at Exmouth Market. Please aim to get to Mint for 6.30, we will begin begin at 7PM.
Hope to see you here!
A little about Mint Foundry
David has always enjoyed pulling stuff apart and tinkering with products, electronics and code. He is interested in exploring the boundaries between digital and physical products and how they can impact human interaction.
Hugh Boys is a Design Engineering yokel who enjoys long walks and making things. When he is not glued to his laptop (probably coding dynamic logos), you will often find him trying to invent the next best thing with his “box of geek”. Long live the techno hillbilly.
Luke Overin is a compulsive and obsessive image-maker, designer and printmaker originally from the washed up town of Margate. He is empowered by pencils, pens, inks and rollers and enjoys the physical interaction with his materials but is always looking to ply his trade to anything creative.
Tom is a graduate from University College Falmouth and is interested in every aspect of design. His current work explores how to engage children in computer aided design by making it a more tangible process. He likes making bread, drinking coffee, listening to music and looking at old things.