Kelly Zona

Digital Fabrication and Engineer Design Consultant

Kelly Zona

Kelly works with Fab Labs and Makerspaces across the world to help them with every phase of development including community stakeholder identification, equipment selection, space planning, installation, and program and curriculum development.   She specializes in teaching design and engineering, digital fabrication, and electronics and programming.  She particularly enjoys creating professional development sessions for participants to build interactive projects utilizing multiple digital fabrication tools and microcontrollers.  Previously she has worked in various roles centered around creative technology for organizations including Northeastern University, US Special Operations Command, the Fab Foundation, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Fab Academy, Johns Hopkins University, Fab Lab Baltimore, and Fab Lab DC.  She holds a Master of Architecture from Cornell University, a Bachelor of Science with a concentration in architecture from SUNY Buffalo, and a Diploma in Digital Fabrication from Fab Academy.  

More About Me

I Bet You Didn’t Know

  • When I’m not working, I like to tinker and use my vinyl cutter.

What I Love About My Job

  • I love working at TIES because: The experience is thoroughly enriching and rewarding; I have made friends all over the world; I’m constantly reminded the future is now; They help bring the cutting edge of technology to the classroom.

A Transforming Moment

  • My favorite TIES transformation story is Andrea Lane’s (Fields) because she is essentially the poster child of the firm and is very successful.