Our Makers

Jimmy Kiefel

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In addition to making buttons, t-shirts and bags using his Cricut and heatpress, Jimmy Kiefel is a mixed media artist, and printmaker who likes selling framed art.

Jimmy lives in Carmel, Indiana and started making art in 2011, mostly print-making cards for his friends. Jimmy exhibited his work in public for the first time at the 2016 Autism Society of Indiana Expo. He displays and sells his work from the No Label at the Table Bakery and Gallery in Main Street, Carmel and at craft fairs around Indianapolis.

Since November 2016, Jimmy has volunteered at ConnerPrairie and in 2017 began work on art projects inspired by the artifacts, buildings and animals at Conner Prairie, culminating in a 60 works, 3 month exhibit titled “Through Jimmy’s Eyes.” This exhibit was featured in the American Alliance of Museums magazine, "Museums" and you can read about it at this link https://www.aam-us.org/2019/11/01/inclusion-at-the-heart-of-well-being/
Gabriel Aubry


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My name is Gabriel Aubry. I lived in Indiana for most of my life, ever since my family moved from Canada after I finished 1 st  grade. I’ve been drawing and enjoying art since I was a child. I would say that I enjoy putting my ideas and imagination on paper, and I must admit I get a great sense of satisfaction when I show my work to others. I have a studio art degree from Indiana University in Bloomington, along with a dual degree in History. I’ve been drawing for most of my life as a hobby, and during high school and college I been branching out into painting and other mediums.

I was lucky enough to travel out of the country many times, and I would say my biggest inspiration would be the art of the early modern masters and the impressionist I saw in various museums in Europe and the United States, as well as various castles and cathedrals.

Anna Koelling


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I meet Wendy (the coach of The Indy Makers) at the Ignite Studio at the Fishers Library last year and learned how to use the vinyl cutter and laser engraver. I also took a class to learn about the Cricut machine and got my own last fall. I enjoy working on projects such as glass ware, tote bags, shadow boxes, and t-shirts because it involves detailed work and I feel proud in my accomplished products. I am blessed when people purchase my items.

Hillel Tann

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Hillel Tann is an energetic, creative young maker living in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was born in Israel, and
even though he moved to the US as a baby, he still loves Israeli art and music. His hobbies include
drawing, painting, doing puzzles, riding horses, and going on hikes and bike rides with his family. He
loves animals, fairy tales, and all things bright and colorful. He loves working with The Indy Makers
because it gives him the chance to create amazing gifts for his friends, family, and community.