2012 Washburn Award Recipient
Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage
Co-hosts of Discovery Channel's MythBusters
Jamie Hyneman is founder of M5 Industries, a special effects studio that has produced work for over 800 television commercials and dozens of feature films. Prior to his special career in movies such as Robocop, Arachnophobia, and Naked Lunch, Hyneman captained a charter sailboat business in the Caribbean. He holds several patents, and he has an ongoing collaboration with Villanova College of Engineering to develop new safety concepts for the military. He lives in San Francisco with his wife — who happens to be a high school science teacher.
Adam Savage has a background in the theater as a set designer, prop maker, scenic painter, rigger, carpenter, and producer. His sculpture has been exhibited in more than 50 solo and group shows. He worked at Industrial Light and Magic on Star Wars, Episodes 1 and 2, Terminator 3, and The Mummy. He was a model-shop supervisor at Disney on the two Matrix sequels, and he has taught advanced model-making and problem solving at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco. Savage and his wife are parents of twin boys.