Daniel Giroux

Manager, Fabrication Lab
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Daniel Giroux is a craftsman, artist and educator working in the field of digital fabrication. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Art and Technology from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. After graduation, Daniel joined the team at the Advanced Output Center at SAIC, the on-campus maker space focused on 3D printing, 3D scanning and laser cutting.

During this time Daniel also co-founded a digital fabrication studio serving local artists, small businesses and independent designers in the greater Chicago area. Clients included Herman Miller, Holly Hunt, CB2, The Onion, etc. Daniel has also worked in the field in multiple capacities from woodshops to drapery workrooms utilizing commercial processes such as laser cutters, CNC milling and traditional shop tools.

After joining the University of Nevada-Reno, Daniel now manages the Fabrication Lab in the art department, as well as teaches courses in digital fabrication.

Research Interests

  • Digital fabrication (CNC routing, laser cutting, 3D printing, 3D scanning)
  • Digital art (video game design, sound installation, generative processes)


  • BFA, Art and Technology, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2016