Jazmine "Jaz" Darden

Jaz is enthusiastic about sharing her passion for design and manufacturing with others. In 2015, she started digging into 3D Printing and CAD (computer-aided design) and has not turned back. As the 3D printing instructor at Dunwoody College of Technology, she has had the opportunity to teach students about applications of Additive manufacturing. Her teaching is not limited to the college classroom.

She has spoken in front of thousands of people of all ages. They range from preschoolers to nursing home residents. She also developed a curriculum to teach students how to build their own personalized Bluetooth Speakers. The class involves introducing the students to CAD software, 3D Printing, electronics, and soldering. She designed the Bluetooth Speaker from the ground up and has taught the class to over 400 middle school students in Minneapolis. Jaz loves to use her knowledge to educate and inspire others to be creative.

Design with Jaz

Design with Jaz is a project-based learning inspired design program for grades 2-6 (Ages 7-12).

Children will explore the world of design around them. From thinking about how things are made to taking things apart to see the way they work and function! Jaz inspires exploration and discovery through home-based design provocations in Engineering, design, and manufacturing. Children can join Jaz on a journey of discovery, finding out that everything around them in this amazing world started with a simple idea! 


  • Design thinking mindset
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Ideas to ideation thinking and skills
  • Object exploration and deconstruction
  • Research and investigation
  • 3D design, printing, and printer awareness


  • 8 episodes
  • 8 object focused activities for exploring how stuff works
  • Introduction to engineering processes used to make everyday things, from how a bike works to speakers, a toy car, and a 3D printer
  • Introduction to CAD, 3D printing, and how to take apart a 3D printer
  • Tinker, and take apart items you have at home to learn how they work and are made
  • Learning Guide


  • Exploring Design
  • 3-D Computer Design
  • 3-D Printing
  • 3-D Printers
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Deconstructing Things
  • Bike Design
  • Designing Your Life