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Douglas Winning - Hexagizmo

Douglas Winning - Hexagizmo

When Douglas was 14 years old, his interest in digital modelling skyrocketed when his uncle introduced him to a 3D Printer kit he assembled. He had always been passionate about computers, and always loved to learn something new.

A 3D Printer is a machine that builds models out of plastic, based on computer designs. 3D Printers can be used to make all sorts of things from jewelry and art to engineering models and rocket ship parts. Now, at 18, Douglas makes vases, planters, and other custom designs using his own 3D Printer. "I feel like I am best able to create things when I'm using tools on the computer, and 3D Printing is a great example of that," Douglas relates. "The ability to just build anything -- any shape or design that you can come up with, is absolutely amazing to me still."

"Around that same time, when I was in high school, I struggled a lot with anxiety," Douglas shares. "This prevented me from going to school a lot of the time." Taking an alternative schooling path, he was able to get his GED at 16 years old. Then, he started attending Brookdale Community College part-time studying Digital Animation. The flexibility of a part-time college schedule helped him feel more comfortable in his education environment.

Douglas is a gamer and a musician. He is self-taught in piano, and he loves video game music. "One day I think my dream job would be a Game Designer at a major video game company," he shares.

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