TJ McCue

TJ McCue
TJ McCue.


  • More than 25 years working with technology in a variety of roles
  • Helped organize first Maker Faire in Washington state
  • Completed 48-state journey reporting on 3D technology's trends and effects


TJ McCue is a former writer for, contributing 30 articles during his one year with the site. As a professional writer, he focuses on marketing, technology, 3D printing, gadgets, and the cloud. As a managing partner of Refine Digital, he specializes in content strategy and production, building brand awareness, sales, and marketing programs.

With more than 25 years working with technology companies and their products as a beta tester, analyst, and researcher/writer, TJ has long been involved with hardware and software on a variety of levels. 

As an avionics technician in the U.S. Air Force in the late 1980s, he worked on radio, radar and a variety of other electronic devices and purchased his first Windows computer. During and after college, TJ continued to hone his technology skills providing marketing services to software-as-a-service (SaaS and cloud) providers. He started his own software company targeting the adventure travel market.

His interest in 3D printing led him to join the team that organized the first Maker Faire in Washington state. Building from this experience, he began writing for major publications about 3D printing.

In 2014, he completed a 48-state journey in an RV he dubbed 3DRV, studying and reporting on what people and companies are doing with 3D technology and the changes that the technology is bringing about. He conducted in-depth conversations with thought leaders in companies such as GE, Ford, Smithsonian, and NASA, as well as with individual artisans.


TJ holds a bachelor of arts degree in professional writing and a master's degree in communications/marketing.

Awards and Publications
  • Wall Street Journal (columnist)
  • Harvard Business Review
  • Backpacker
  • Sports Afield
  • Small Business Trends
  • Forbes
  • Make
  • American Express OPEN Forum

Lifewire and Dotdash

Lifewire is a Top 10 technology information website, as rated by comScore, a leading internet measurement company. We reach more than 10 million readers per month with our trusted, clear, and actionable answers to your most pressing technology questions.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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