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Meet our Chief Amazement Officer

Lina Sadek


Egged on by the deep belief that the skills gained through the activity of woodworking are skills for life, I built up the courage to keep pivoting the structure and offering of Studiyo Lab, all the while trying to understand the constantly changing dynamics of people’s psychologies and government restrictions. It was a very challenging time for a home grown start up business like mine. Whilst many businesses shut down during the pandemic, and despite the challenges of not being a business that could go online, the same agile mindset we were teaching helped us survive and grow.

It started with building a team that shared the passion and belief in the benefits of hands-on making for kids, the constant development of our offerings and programs integrating the feedback of our little makers and their parents, to growing our offering to keep our little makers engaged, learning and happy.

For us, this is just the beginning of the story. We still have a lot more we want to offer our little makers and we are constantly learning, creating and evolving with them in mind.

The team

Elena Asirot

Operations Ninja

“When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”
- Paolo Coelho

Elena’s keen skill and ability to understanding people has made her a valuable asset in identifying every client’s  needs and assessing every employees’ needs.

Jo Ann Pagal

Master of Coin

“Children are not things to be molded, but are people to be unfolded.”

Jo Ann comes from an accounting and office management background and sparks joy throughout our space. Being around kids energizes and inspires her.

Himanshi Jesrani

Crafty Fairy

"Every great design begins with an even better story."

Himanshi is fascinated with design’s vital role in our everyday lives. With her extensive experience as an Industrial (Product) Designer and STEAM educator, locally and abroad, she is inspired to impart and nourish creativity into building exciting educational experiences for our youngest makers.

Wilfred Charumbira

Chief Mechanism Officer

"Great ideas need landing gears as well as wings."

With more than 15 years of mechanical engineering design with institutions of diverse cultures, Wilfred  brings in a wealth of experience and maturity and spices up DT with mechanized wood design systems.

Amira SM

Chief Noise Maker

"The creative adult is the child who survived."

With over a decade of teaching and preaching graphic and visual design, Amira brings a unique perspective to her work and is passionate about putting the human at the center of all her creative work.

Hassan Al Khalili

Safety Ninja

No safety, Know injuries.
Know safety, No injuries.

An industrial engineer with a focus on improvement and safety, Hassan’s goal is to equip the kids with skills for them to be prepared for the world that is waiting for them.

Duru Uche

Wood Whisperer

In pursuit of perfection.

Duru is a technical teacher with over eight years of experience teaching kids woodwork and metalwork skills. He is well versed in the use of 3D design software and empasizes on design in his approach to creativity.

Vishnu Harikumar


“To invent, you need imagination and a pile of junk.”

Mr. V was an Oil field professional expertise with geological background who is passionate in creating toys from junk , good in hacks and expert in restoration of dead machines back to life.

Shiela Mariano

Leads Hustler

"Every person is a new door to a different world."

Shiela comes from a Business Administration background with 8 years of sales experience in the UAE. She enjoys working with kids and helping businesses grow.

Caesar Joshua Taccad

Mr. Wood Warrior

"Measure twice, cut once... then force it to fit!"

Joshua is a self-driven woodworker with 7 years of experience designing and building furniture, in addition to having expertise in various tools and equipment. He is enthusiastic about teaching others the trade and sharing the joys of woodworking.

Life at StuDIYo Lab


Thinking outside the box is just the beginning. At StuDIYo, we foster a creative culture where innovation can thrive.


We are a Team at StuDIYo Lab. That means working towards winning as a team, through partnership and support every single day.


Our team act with honesty, focus, and drive.


We’re open-minded and we value fearless exploration, discussion, and learning through play.


Diversity drives innovation and at StuDIYo we are committed to diversity, equality, inclusion, and belonging.

Are you interested in working with StuDIYo?

Calling all Design Technology and woodworking experts! We would love to hear from you. We’re searching for innovative thinkers and passionate educators to grow our space.