|Full Name Jimmy Diresta|
Other names James Diresta
Education School of Visual Arts
|Years active 1990 - Present|
Relatives John DiResta
Name Jimmy Diresta
|Born 3 April 1967 (age 48) (1967-04-03) New York, US|
Occupation Designer, Artist and Fabricator
Siblings John DiResta, Kathleen DiResta, Joseph DiResta
Making Jimmy Diresta an Ice Pick Ring
Jimmy Diresta Digital Speed Painting
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.
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."