| Jimmy Diresta|
School of Visual Arts
| 1990 - Present|
| 3 April 1967 (age 48) (1967-04-03) New York, US|
Designer, Artist and Fabricator
John DiResta, Kathleen DiResta, Joseph DiResta
Jimmy DiResta Wikipedia
Jimmy DiResta (born April 3, 1967) is a New York-based designer, artist, and video producer. He enrolled in the School of Visual Arts in 1986 and graduated in 1990 with a BFA degree. In 1993, he formed a now defunct toy design company/store called "DiResta" in the East Village, and went on to teach at the School of Visual Arts.
In 2003, DiResta served as set decorator and co-host on "Trash to Cash" with his brother, John DiResta, on Fox Television (FX Network). In 2006, he co-hosted Hammered with John & Jimmy DiResta, on HGTV. The show focused on the marriage of Jimmy's craftsmanship and John's humor. The show's tagline was "Jimmy can make anything and John can make anything funny." In 2009, Jimmy hosted "Against the Grain" on the DIY Network.
In 2011, he co-hosted Dirty Money with his brother, John, on Discovery Channel. The DiResta brothers set out scouring every corner of New York City, from dumpsters to flea markets.
Since his TV career, he has entered the YouTube media business, publishing on the Make Magazine and Core77 channel as well as his own. He has co-hosted the weekly "Making It" podcast since October, 2014 together with David Picciuto and Bob Clagett.
In 2016, Make (magazine) published a book co-written by Jimmy DiResta and John Baichtal entitled "Workshop Mastery with Jimmy DiResta."