Meet the Makers

Content Creator & Curator

Lance has a lifelong passion for making and learning-by-doing. Since in 2010 he has developed original science and engineering activities, starting with an after school business that he owned and operated until 2015. He's held a full-time role as the Science Curriculum Manager at Galileo Learning, where he developed design thinking-based lessons and pet robots. He's also a prize-winning contributor on, and has published five DIY project books.

Illustration and Design
Ali Akiyama

Ali works full-time as an illustrator at Apple. She specializes in character design, illustration, and visual storytelling for mobile, board games, card games, and books. She's currently creating her debut novel, and takes great joy in creating miniature sculptures and paper crafts.