Clambake is a gathering for designers, creatives, and those who like design and want to know more. It’s time to get together, network, and hear about some cool new design work that is happening in RI. Presentations are generally 15 minutes followed by Q&A. Aurora offers a full cash bar and some light appetizers.
Meet our April speakers and register! To see more of their work, check out the facebook event.
Megan Billings designs novel, bio-hybrid prototype medical devices and the automated/robotic equipment used to build them. Utilizing diverse skills gathered from her upbringing, educational, and professional experience, Megan works with biologists, surgeons, and chemists to bring cell-housing implants into the lab and the clinic.
At the intersection of medicine and mechanics, the best solutions are often a combination of high-tech and traditional craftsmanship. Megan grew up in her parents’ boat yard in Jamestown, RI, where she picked up a love of tools and woodworking from her mother, a classic wooden boat builder, and her father, a captain and fiberglass boat developer. She graduated from RISD with a BFA in Illustration as well as an affinity for computer modeling, rendering, and CAD CAM.
After a brief stint as a CNC technician in the marine industry, Megan joined Kineteks in Warwick, RI, in 2006. Now as the senior design engineer, Megan and her small team at Kineteks take medical device projects all the way from concept development through clinical trial production. Her tools of the trade include Solidworks for 3D modeling and drafting, Comsol for multiphysics simulation, assorted automation and robotics programming languages, machine vision, and electronics integration.
Fascinated with systems & systems thinking, Seth has worked in a variety of capacities within the building & design industry over the course of his career. Working & designing at various scales, Seth seeks to uncover a unique logic for each project. Moving through the design process, Seth leverages & refines this logic to inform design decision-making, detailing, and development. This process, greatly steered through client input, creates a framework that informs and reinforces the design process.
Seth studied Building Science & Industrial Design at Appalachian State University & minored in Sustainable Development. After working in the architectural industry in NYC, Seth completed a MArch degree at Rhode Island School of Design. In addition to founding ConForm Lab, a design consulting business, with Walter Zesk, Seth runs Designwise LLC, a traditional architectural practice.