Jamie O'Toole - Concrete Artisan & Digital Sculptor
With a long art and design background in 3d modelling and my farm of 3d printers, I am empowering beautiful polished concrete into the digital-age.
My name is Jamie O'Toole and I am so passionate about polished concrete and bringing smiles to my clients faces that Mondays are now my favourite day of the week. Digitizedstone is a small Canberra based company, in operation since 2012. We specialize in concrete bench-tops or countertops, but we are up for the challenge to bring you any exciting new idea you desire.
From 3d artist to concrete artisan
Before concrete, I was a Lead Artist at a world recognized video game company, 2k Australia when I decided to leave and try my skills in a new median, polished concrete. I worked in the video games industry for about 14 years where I learnt an incredible amount about making eye catching art. I spent several years getting to know concrete and reinforcement very well, before fully starting Digitizedstone. My background prior to this was more manual, I worked as a plumber for 5 years on and off, I helped build a few Sydney towers, including the Anzac Bridge. I have been trained by the CCI, Concrete Countertop Institute from the US, where concrete benchtops are everywhere. The CCI is formed around the structural engineering of concrete benchtops by qualified Engineers. I bring an artists eye and passionate craftsmanship. My 14 years of 3d modelling and my 3d printer farm allows me to craft a world of new ideas. I've been making benchtops for the past 4 years, with the past 2 years as a full time business commitment.
Why leave a good paying creative job, such as a video game artist? Variety is the spice of live, right? Being more active and outdoors was a big part of it.
High Performance Concrete
Our mixes consist of a proven formula of glass fibers, polymers, mesh fiber, the highest quality cement and locally source sands. Both steel and/or mesh fibers are used in strict guides to reinforce our concrete against spans, counterlevers and transpotation.
In the media:
We had some interviews about what we are up to here at Digitizedstone, and there's more to come.