Abby Bleakney

Industrial Designer,

WestRock

Abby Bleakney sees ordinary problems as opportunities for creative solutions. Abby is currently a creative design strategist at WestRock, based out of Atlanta, Georgia, where she works on concept development, marketing, and design strategy. While at WestRock, she has worked with companies such as Kellogg’s, Coach, and Pizza Hut to develop engaging designs that honor each company’s individual goals and brand while meeting consumer needs. Prior to working at WestRock, Abby studied architecture and design at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. While attending MICA, she was an instructor with the college’s community arts program, an instructor at the American Visionary Art Museum, and an instructor at Baltimore Clayworks, where she coordinated the ceramic mural at Jubilee Arts Center as well as other murals with the Rebuilding through Art Project. In 2014, Abby transferred to the Rochester Institute of Technology to pursue a degree in industrial design. While there, she served as the Marketing and Communications Coordinator at the university’s Sustainability Office and as the Vice President of Outspoken, a major student organization. She graduated in the spring of 2017 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in industrial design and a minor in packaging science. In her little spare time she enjoys woodworking, biking, and experimenting in the kitchen.

Introduction to 3D Printing

Jun 16, 10:00 AM

Instructors:  Abby Bleakney

This three hour course covers the basic concepts of 3D printing.
Students will learn the basics of digital fabrication using a 3D printer. Concepts covered include modeling and basic use of Fusion360, orienting and preparing files using proprietary printer software, using the 3D printer, troubleshooting issues and proper set-up and breakdown. Each attendee will be able to print one small item of their own from a pre-set group of files.
This course has no prerequisites
Ticket Sales end two days before the event begins.
Please be prepared to supply an contact phone number in case of last minute scheduling changes.
About the instructor:
Abby Bleakney sees ordinary problems as opportunities for creativesolutions. Abby is currently a creative design strategist at WestRock,based out of Atlanta, Georgia, where she works on concept development,marketing, and design strategy. While at WestRock, she has worked withcompanies such as Kellogg’s, Coach, and Pizza Hut to develop engagingdesigns that honor each company’s individual goals and brand whilemeeting consumer needs.
Prior to working at WestRock, Abby studied architecture and designat the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. Whileattending MICA, she was an instructor with the college’s community artsprogram, an instructor at the American Visionary Art Museum, and aninstructor at Baltimore Clayworks, where she coordinated the ceramicmural at Jubilee Arts Center as well as other murals with the Rebuildingthrough Art Project. In 2014, Abby transferred to the Rochester Instituteof Technology to pursue a degree in industrial design. While there,she served as the Marketing and Communications Coordinator at theuniversity’s Sustainability Office and as the Vice President of Outspoken,a major student organization. She graduated in the spring of 2017 with aBachelor of Fine Arts degree in industrial design and a minor in packagingscience.In her little spare time she enjoys woodworking, biking, and experimentingin the kitchen.
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Introduction to 3D Printing

Jun 30, 10:00 AM

Instructors:  Abby Bleakney

This three hour course covers the basic concepts of 3D printing.
Students will learn the basics of digital fabrication using a 3D printer. Concepts covered include modeling and basic use of Fusion360, orienting and preparing files using proprietary printer software, using the 3D printer, troubleshooting issues and proper set-up and breakdown. Each attendee will be able to print one small item of their own from a pre-set group of files.
This course has no prerequisites
Ticket Sales end two days before the event begins.
Please be prepared to supply an contact phone number in case of last minute scheduling changes.
About the instructor:
Abby Bleakney sees ordinary problems as opportunities for creativesolutions. Abby is currently a creative design strategist at WestRock,based out of Atlanta, Georgia, where she works on concept development,marketing, and design strategy. While at WestRock, she has worked withcompanies such as Kellogg’s, Coach, and Pizza Hut to develop engagingdesigns that honor each company’s individual goals and brand whilemeeting consumer needs.
Prior to working at WestRock, Abby studied architecture and designat the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. Whileattending MICA, she was an instructor with the college’s community artsprogram, an instructor at the American Visionary Art Museum, and aninstructor at Baltimore Clayworks, where she coordinated the ceramicmural at Jubilee Arts Center as well as other murals with the Rebuildingthrough Art Project. In 2014, Abby transferred to the Rochester Instituteof Technology to pursue a degree in industrial design. While there,she served as the Marketing and Communications Coordinator at theuniversity’s Sustainability Office and as the Vice President of Outspoken,a major student organization. She graduated in the spring of 2017 with aBachelor of Fine Arts degree in industrial design and a minor in packagingscience.In her little spare time she enjoys woodworking, biking, and experimentingin the kitchen.
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