We’re always talking about the future of design, the future of technology, the future of MAKING. In a world where makeup can be customized and 3D printed in a user’s home, a world where umbrellas can be used as a crowdsourcing tool for real-time weather data, how do we find the next ‘big thing’? MakerGalaxy is a show that explores the crossroads of Design, Technology, and the Future of Making.

This week we talked with designer, author, and all-around cool gal Carla Diana, author of the popular children’s book Leo the Maker Prince. Leo is a book that teaches both kids and their parents how 3D printing works while also allowing them to 3D print the characters at home.

We’ll talk with Carla about everything from how she got her start in product design with a background in mechanical engineering to how Leo the Maker Prince came to be and more.

We’ll be Discussing:

  • Where can we find the best oysters in New York City?
  • When Mechanical Engineering Becomes Industrial Design
  • Working with Karim Rashid
  • Who is ‘Leo the Maker Prince?’
  • The near future of 3D Printing

To find out more on Carla, head over to CarlaDiana.com. She will also be talking more about Leo and her processes at the upcoming Core77 Conference June 19th in Brooklyn.


Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.