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Designer Spotlight: Kerbal Space Program

This week we are highlighting a well-known shop who has used Shapeways to make their beloved game, Kerbal Space Program, come to life! Based in Mexico, it takes a team to build the wonderful world of the Kerbal Space Program. We’re hearing from Dan Rosas, one of Kerbal’s 3D artists.

Tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? Where are you located?
The home of Kerbal Space Program is in Squad, Mexico City. Squad is an indie developer that started small, and is right now in active development of KSP. I have been on the team for almost three years, and currently lead the team developing in-game assets. My work consists mostly around the Kerbals, whether they are used in graphics, animations, or being 3D printed by Shapeways, and it’s my responsibility to make them (suffer) have interesting stories.

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Designer Spotlight: Peter Morfino

This week we are highlighting jewelry manufacturer Peter Morfino! Peter specializes in the traditional jewelry department, but has expanded his expertise to experiment with 3D modeling. His shop, The Peoples Jeweler, is full of lovely jewelry including pendants and awesome, unique midi rings!

Tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? Where are you located?
I am a gold and platinum jewelry manufacturer. I sell wholesale to retail jewelers all across the country. My alter ego however is The Peoples Jeweler! This gives me the chance to offer my jewelry directly to the public, and to eliminate the middle man!


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Win 3D Printed Jewelry from Shapeways

Calling all jewelry lovers! We’ve teamed up with some of our wonderful designers to host not one but two contests this month.

Daily Facebook Giveaway:

We are giving away 10 amazing pieces of jewelry on Facebook! Visit our Facebook page each weekday through the end of September for a chance to win. We want to spread the word about our incredible designers, so all we’re asking is that you “like” our posts. Check back each day to see the newest giveaway!

Pin Your Favorite Jewelry on Pinterest:

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Our designers are getting ready for fall and the holidays, so we want to see what inspires you for the season. Pin your favorite fall jewelry from Shapeways and beyond for a chance to win $500 of your Shapeways picks!

How to enter:
  1. Create a Pinterest Board titled “Fall Finds”

  2. Pin at least 10 fall flavored accessories by September 30, 2014

    • At least 5 must be Shapeways products (your prize, if you win!)

    • Tag each pin #ShapewaysJewelryContest


Five (5) winners will be selected! Winners will receive their Shapeways pinned products, up to $500 in value. If you pin more than $500 of Shapeways products, we will work with you to select your prize products.

Don’t know where to start? Check out some of our favorite 3D printed jewelry in gold, sterling silver, stainless steel, and even colorful nylon plastic.

3D Printed Rings


Repeat Offfender Logo Ring by RepeatOfffender. See more unique rings in Gold, Sterling Silver, or Gold Plated Brass.

3D Printed Pendants


Silver Shell Pendant by aeron203. See more unique pendants in Sterling Silver, Gold Plated Brass, or Stainless Steel.

3D Printed Bracelets


Lines Bracelet by geekprints. See more unique bracelets in Sterling Silver, Gold Plated Brass, Stainless Steel, or Nylon Plastic.

3D Printed Earrings


Pinwheel Earrings by JoyComplex. See more unique 3D printed earrings.

3D Printed Cufflinks


Lieutenant Bar Cufflinks by bluelinegecko. See more unique 3D printed cufflinks.

3D Printed Necklaces


‘Flourish’ Pendant by seanmcharg. See more unique 3D printed necklaces.

The Fine Print: If your Shapeways products cannot be successfully 3D printed, we will work with you to select alternative prize products. Shapeways employees and their families are not eligible to win. Contests end September 30, 2014.


Designer Spotlight: John Fitzpatrick

This weeks designer spotlight highlights John Fitzpatrick – web developer by day, 3D modeler by night living in Brooklyn, NY.

Tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? Where are you located?
I have a Bachelor of Science degree from the The University of Cincinnati which is one of the best design schools in the world. I have designed mobile phones for Ericsson GE, refrigerators for Frigidaire as well as emergency medical devices for the Long Beach Medical Group. At one point in time, I could walk into a Best Buy and see a cell phone, refrigerators and dozens of DVDs that I had worked on with a team of really smart and great people. I am a web developer by day at KBS+, 3D modeler by night that lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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Designer Spotlight: Dimitris Fotiou

This weeks designer spotlight highlights Shapeways Crew member, Dimitris Fotiou. As a trained sculptor, Dimitris formed his Shapeways shop, Thingfuture, as another artistic outlet with a new medium. A self-taught 3D modeler, his shop is full of beautiful and intricate designs from rings to gadget accessories.

Tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? Where are you located?
I am an artist who comes from a sculptural background and lots of classical studies in the field of Fine Arts. I see 3D printing technology as the kingdom of ultimate tools. Access to that kingdom makes any design I dream of possible, it’s like making the impossible real. I live and work in Athens, Greece.


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Designer Spotlight: Simon Tcherniak

This week we are highlighting London based designer, Simon Tcherniak. The professional furniture designer had a chance to use Shapeways to create lovely ornaments.

Tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? Where are you located?
I’m a bespoke furniture designer living in London. One day Shapeways will have a printer big enough for me to send them my furniture designs, but in the meantime, I’m really enjoying being forced to ‘think small’.


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Designer Spotlight: Brian Richardson

This week we are highlighting Brian Richardson. This incredibly unique shop proves just how far imagination and 3D printing can go together. Whimsical and fascinating creatures fill Brian’s shop and are so well done, you can hardly tell they’re printed.

Tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? Where are you located?
I’m a designer, illustrator and 3D modeler located on Long Island, New York. My shop Mythic Articulations provides all kinds of mythical creature and cryptic skeletons. And a few plants. I’ve had experience with all manner of sculpting including clay, metalworking, and woodworking, but 3D printing is by far my favorite method for producing sculptures.


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Designer Spotlight: Austin Robey

This weeks designer spotlight features Brooklyn based designer Austin Robey. Take a look at his shop and tell us you don’t want to hold all the emojis in your very own hands. He’s also made awesome iPhone cases of popular NYC and Brooklyn neighborhoods, so you and your emojis will never get lost again!

Tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? Where are you located?
My name is Austin Robey and am located in Brooklyn, NY. I have an academic background in architecture, a professional background in designing jewelry and accessories, and now have a studio called 3D NYC Lab, which helps people realize fun and inventive product ideas through digital design and 3D printing. As a side project from our 3D design services, we wanted to make a Shapeways store of some fun products we designed. It’s called Good Custom Goods.



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Designer Spotlight: Michael Poulsen

This week we are highlighting Michael Poulsen, designer behind the new shop Inspired by Architecture. Michael’s shop is full of clean, minimal, yet modern designs that  would be great additions to any accessories collection.

Tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? Where are you located?
Iʼm a Danish architect and furniture designer located in Copenhagen, DK. I have been educated and trained under strong influence of the Danish and Scandinavian design traditions which I truly treasure. I have a great passion for designing and creating… anything. Furniture design, lighting design, industrial design, interior design and product design. My ability to design is my motivator and my engine.


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Designer Spotlight: Tom Rethaller

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This weeks designer spotlight features Tom Rethaller. Not only a Shapeways shop owner, Tom has created his very own app! Pupworkshop is one of the newest apps featured on our Easy Creator page. Personalize ears, colors, even tails with this adorable app to create a 3D printed twin of your best four-legged friend, or bring an imaginary friend to life!

Tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? Where are you located?
I’m Tom, I live in Copenhagen. My background is in computer games development, but I’m also interested in design, 3D art and 3D printing.


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Designer Spotlight: Daryl Poe

This week we are happy to highlight Daryl Poe, miniature aircraft pro and enthusiast, as a shout out to our presence at the Experimental Aircraft Association event, and to all plane and miniature enthusiasts everywhere!

Tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? Where are you located?
I’m a computer engineer in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. Most of my day is very left-brain oriented, so working with 3D designs for Shapeways lets my creative side get a little exercise.


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Shapeways “Love in 3D” Wedding Contest Winner!

A huge thanks to each and every one of you who entered the Shapeways “Love in 3D” Wedding Contest. We were so excited to look through all the Pinterest boards, read your unique love stories, and be even more inspired than ever before.

Of course, we could only choose one winner, and we believe a congratulations is in order for Bastiaan Ekeler! Not only did you create one beautiful Pinterest board, but your story already started with 3D printing! We were also touched by your desire to create unique, personal gifts for your fiancé to keep your relationship fresh and fun.



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Designer Spotlight: Kazu and Shing Takeishi

This weeks designer spotlight features Kazu and Shing Takeishi, the minds behind MONOCIRCUS. The Japanese duo have creative backgrounds and have channeled that energy into a shop full of fun and beautiful out-of-the-box ideas turned products.

Tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? Where are you located?
MONOCIRCUS began in 2011, started by two of us, Kazu, Japanese architect, and Shing, Singaporean artist. We work from a little bedroom-turned-studio in our home in Fukuoka, Japan, where we live with our two little boys.

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