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Our students get to do one of the most wonderful things imaginable, create new and innovative objects. Taking everyday materials, such as metal, silicon, binary code, we mold, shape, and transforming them into living Objects with vitality, emotion and soul. We believe in the power of these living Objects to help tell a story. Bold, distinctive and enduring stories that make a difference in the lives of the people who use them.


Through partnership with UWM’s Departments of Architecture, Engineering, and Health Sciences, our students collaborate with a diverse and curious group of creative minds. Off campus, our students activity participate in exhibitions and projects within the Milwaukee Maker community such as Maker Fest and Maker Faire. On an international level, students have become involved with Engineers Without Borders to create solar rechargeable reading lamps for children in Guatemala, as well as frequent collaborators with e-NABLE to develop 3D-printed experimental prosthetic devices.

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Undergraduate Certificate – Digital Fabrication & Design


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Rebecca Yoshikane

Digital Fabrication & Design | 2016

Digital Fabrication & Design alum Rebecca Yoshikane combined her artistic ambition and engineering sensibilities to place among nine winners of the UWM Student Startup Challenge.

Careers in Art & Design

3D Animator/Modeler
Advertising Director
App Developer
Arts Administration
Art Critic/Writer
Art Dealer
Art Director
Art Education Teacher (K-12)
Art Gallery Owner
Art Historian
Art Therapist
Artisan Solutionist
Artist In Residence
Artists’ Agent
Augmented Reality
Caricature Artist
Collage Artist
Commercial Artist
Community Artist
Community Arts Organizer
Costume Designer
Creative Arts Officer/Director
Creative Services Manager
Cultural Relations
Design Manager
Digital Portrait Artist
Director Of Education & Community Engagement
Display Designer
Education Program Coordinator
Elementary/Secondary School Teacher
Exhibit Designer
Fashion Designer
Fine Artist
Fine Arts Director
Floral Designer
Font Designer
Freelance Artist
Furniture Designer/Restorer
Game Designer
Glass Sculptor
Graphic Designer
Graphic Artist
Industrial Designer
Interactive Designer
Interior Designer
Jewelry Designer/Maker
Lighting Designer
Make-Up Artist
Marketing & Sales
Mixed Media Artist
Motion Graphics Artist
Museum Director
Museum Exhibit Designer
Packaging Designer
Photo Editor/Retoucher
Photographic Stylist
Photographic Technician
Product Designer
Production Artist
Program Director/Coordinator
Prop Maker
Public Artist
Public Relations
Set Designer
Sketch Artist
Technical Designer, Apparel
Textile Designer
Toy Maker
University Administration
University Faculty
User Experience Designer
User Interface Designer
Video Game Designer
Visual Merchandiser
Visual/Special Effects Artist
Web Based Curators
Web Designer/Developer


Faculty: Digital Fabrication & Design

profile photoChad Bridgewaterctb@uwm.edu

Teaching Faculty II, Digital Fabrication & Design

profile photoAdam Hawkhawk@uwm.eduArt 430B

Assistant Professor, Design & Visual Communications

Assistant Professor, Digital Fabrication & Design

profile photoJoshua Koskerkosker@uwm.edu

Lecturer, Digital Fabrication & Design

profile photoErica Meier(262) 424-0701meierea@uwm.eduArt 359

Teaching Faculty II, Jewelry and Metalsmithing

Studio Technician, Safety Coordinator, Jewelry and Metalsmithing and Print & Narrative Forms

profile photoGlenn Williams(414) 229-6862williagw@uwm.eduArt B31

Area Head, Digital Studio Practice

Area Head, Sculpture

Associate Professor, Sculpture

Department Faculty & Staff