Meet The Makers: Big D & Rolo, Design Extraordinaires at littleBits

Meet the people that make us look good

January 28, 2015

MEET DIANA CANNIZZARO & ROCHELLE LO
@dianamarie73 & @rochellelo830

 

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Big D & Rolo have been behind some of our most colorful, most striking & most awesome design projects for both print & the web. You may have seen some of their work inside the Smart Home Kit (see bottom of post)…

At littleBits, I…

Diana:

I am a graphic design intern working on packaging, collateral, and visual design throughout the office.

Rochelle:

I am a visual designer that works on both physical and digital experiences.

My maker superpower is… 

Diana:

Exploring. I like to try out lots of different directions and ideas for a project or something i’m working on. Choosing the right path is the hard part!

Rochelle:

Being able to create visual experiences two and three dimensionally. It was great working with Diana, aka Big D, conceptualizing and executing the foldout poster for the Smart Home Kit – we even included some sweet treats for you to discover! 😉

I am inspired by

Rochelle:

Joe Shouldice, our Creative Director at littleBits. He makes some epic shit!

Diana:

Other makers, designers and artists. I love to learn how other people view the world and see how that plays into their creations.

littleBits has taught me about… 

Diana:

How things work. I used electronics all the time before littleBits, but I was never involved with them as a medium, as a thing to take apart, play with, and create with.

The most exciting project I have worked on is…

Rochelle:

My own Meta-matic Machine, inspired by Jean Tinguely. I exposed the inner mechanisms of a piano and attached a secondary system of pods filled with pastel pigment to the piano hammers. As you played the piano, the pods would strike the canvas, creating a auditory and visual experience.

I would use littleBits to make a…

Rochelle:

V2 of my Meta-matic Machine. It’d be great to make an automatic rolling canvas. Picture this, as I play “Chopsticks,” the sound trigger in my circuit will activate the DC motor to roll the canvas. Violà!

My advice for others bit’sters is…

Diana:

Keep tinkering if something’s not working and look to the community for help if you’re stuck.

My dream bit is….

Diana:

A programmable screen to display text or small graphics

Rochelle:

A hologram bit. Combine that with an mp3 player bit and the synth speaker bit and you can throw a pretty rockin’ dance partay!

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