Lonny Marino works with Joseph Curtin on the design, 3D modelling, and CNC milling of everything from innovative violin bridges to ultralight violin parts. Having studied violin from the age of five, Marino was considering a career in music right up until she was accepted at the University of Michigan’s School of Art & Design. There she focused on illustration, animation, and 3D modelling. Her thesis project was a graphic novel based on stories she wrote about rare neurological diseases. Since graduating cum laude she has taught 3D modelling and tool-path creation at the University of Michigan. She is a long-time geophile, jeweler, and rock climber. When not at the Studios, she continues work on her design and illustration portfolio.