This week, inspired by upcoming International Women's Day (March 8th), we'd like to introduce Jordan Graves. Living in a world of design, you can tell Jordan has been inspired by motion graphics and digital influences, and all kinds of colors. We think the combo is pretty great.
Tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? Where are you located? I design a little bit of everything: jewelry, textiles, motion graphics, really anything as long as it’s digital. I graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with my BFA in Motion Media Design in 2012 and have continued to live in Savannah, GA since graduating.
This weeks designer is an Australian artist working for festivals and theater, specializing in 3D printing and digital clay technology. Rob Mack's shop is getting our Mardi Gras (and costumes for any occasion, really) spirit ready.
Tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? Where are you located? I’m Rob Mack, aka DaddyMack, I live in Sydney Australia and have been lucky enough to have worked as an artist/designer in a wide variety of media for over 25 years now. I started painting murals and signage for local businesses and at one stage ran my own 500m2 warehouse producing props and artwork for festivals and theatre. My work is now largely digital with a focus on 3D, 3D printing, and digital clay technology.
This week, we highlight designer Rose Thun, a tech girl after our own hearts, her shop is full of "infinite love" designs, as well as some great geometric but useful products we can't help but love.
Tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? Where are you located? I’m a materials scientist, MBA, IT consultant, maker, sculpture garden junkie who lives in Maryland and has become a complete 3D printing fanatic.
This week we highlight a veteran of Shapeways, Vincent Greco. He's been with us since 2008 and has a shop full of possibilities, materials, and imagination that we hope will inspire old and new members alike.
Tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? Where are you located? My name is Vincent Greco, known here as Magic. I am located at Vincennes a city touching Paris in France. I have a background of software engineering and I am currently working in the video game industry. I am one of the oldest Shapeways community members (since August 2008). 3D-printing is more than a passion for me: it’s an addiction!
This weeks Designer Spotlight focuses on Zach Tsiakalis-Brown, a young Shapie from the northwest, with a shop full of imaginative, original prints that remind us how fun 3D printing really can be.
Tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? Where are you located? My name is Zach, and I am (possibly) the youngest Shapie ever. I am 13 years old and live in Seattle, Washington, where I am in eighth grade. I have experience in 3D modeling, basic game design, digital art, and movie making.
This weeks Designer Spotlight focuses on Iza Grun, the jewelry artist with wanderlust and a serious eye for capturing natural forms and translating them into wearable art.
Tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? Where are you located? Hi, I'm Iza and half a year ago I founded IZ4 fine art jewellery. Right after graduating as an architect in Bucharest, I started working in Brussels, Antwerp, and then in Ghent, for 4 years - as a designer for the Wim Delvoye studio. Currently based in Berlin, I plan a future move to a hot sunny place somewhere in South Asia. I love the fact that Shapeways makes it possible for people like me to live and work wherever they choose, while being able to run their business and make their ideas come to life.
This weeks Designer Spotlight focuses on Daphne Lameris, the industrial design engineer who started with Shapeways by redesigning a favorite ring once lost.
Tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? Where are you located? I’m 21 years old. I study Industrial Design Engineering at Twente University in Enschede, the Netherlands. In August 2013 I got my bachelor degree. In 2015 I hope to get my master degree with a specialization in Emerging Technology Design.
What is the geometry behind leaves, starfish, flowers, clouds, waves, honeycombs, seashells or the human body and movement?
This week Daniela Bertol, the Shapeways Designer in Residence at the Museum of Arts and Design in NYC, will explore the geometric laws behind natural forms to recreate them as parametric digital models, which will be fabricated using the formlabs 3D printers. Several of the digital models will be developed from the explorations of Daniela's book Form Geometry Structure: from Nature to Design. Each day of the residency will be devoted to a different "bioform" developed from a parametric associated software and 3D printed. Several yoga postures performed by the designer will be 3D scanned and 3D printed, providing 3D digital/printed models of frozen movements.
This weeks Designer Spotlight focuses on Steven Gray, an origami loving 3D designer from Scotland.
Tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? Where are you located? I'm a Glasgow, Scotland, born sci-fi geek dad with a background in IT and an interest in technology and gadgets that goes right back to the late 1970's when all I coveted was my best friend's Merlin hand held game. I hesitate to call myself a designer. I could say my hobby is 3D design but I’ve been making things as long as I can remember, out of cardboard, paper, glue. I love origami; the process of turning a single sheet of paper into something is fascinating. Give me a few squares of paper and I'll make you an origami box!
This weeks Designer Spotlight focuses on Jeff Kim,
a native New York artist with many places he's called home, working on animated feature films.
Tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? Where are you located? I am a native New Yorker but currently living in Montreal, Canada. Before Montreal, I've lived in a variety of places: New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Vancouver, Canada. I am a computer animator working on animated feature films. Growing up, I've always loved art and design, but never quite had the draftsmanship (or the patience) to actually pursue a career in those. Shapeways is giving me a huge outlet for that.
This weeks Designer Spotlight focuses on Alex Maund, a 16-year old (no, that's not a typo) English designer who also studies Physics, Chemistry, Math, and Electronic Systems and Control at A-level.
Tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? Where are you located? Hi,
my name is Alex Maund. I imagine I am one of the youngest designers on
Shapeways at only 16 years old and created my shop with Shapeways just
over a year ago. I am a student living in England, UK who is currently
studying Physics, Chemistry, Math and Electronic Systems and Control at
A-level. I do a lot of sport including rowing and playing tennis. I have
always been very keen on making and designing things since I was
little, whether these designs had practical uses or were just designed
to be fun to use. I have never had the proper resources to make my
designs until I found 3D printing and Shapeways.