We are seeing the number of the requests for 3D modelers increase every month to the point that a few of the Shapeways community members are getting a regular income stream from their 3D modeling skills. If you have some design skills you would like to offer for hire you can offer your services in the Shapeways forums so that people who are looking to hire a 3D designer can find you and some of your work. Many people want to 3D Print their ideas whether they be art, fashion, jewelry, products and architecture, sometime they just need a little help...
Awesome work. I especially like the added straps and lacing in the other shoe designs (not shown here). I'd like to see more projects featuring added details, like finishing, assemblies, fastening and mixed materials. That demonstrates much more skill development and will provide more variety and function to inspire people.
techfortrade, (a London-based charity) are trying to explore ways in which 3D printing can be used for social benefit, therefore we have launched the 3D4D Challenge, a competition for people with transformational ideas that could leverage 3D printing technologies to deliver real social benefits in the developing world, with the winner receiving $100,000 to help implement their idea.
I would love to start a discussion on ways in which 3d printing could help to relieve poverty in developing countries.
Also, if you are interested in applying for the competition, you can enter here or contact me at email@example.com.