Our designer spotlight this week features Corretta Singer. A Shapie with some serious imagination and awesome steam punk aesthetic, her shop is a great example of the endless possibilities of 3D printing.
Tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? Where are you located? I am a 3D generalist and animator currently living in Jamaica. I was born in Switzerland, but came to Jamaica when I was 5 years old with my mother and younger brother. I started out as a painter and visual artist but branched off into 3D and digital art after high school.
For the designer spotlight this week, we are highlighting Matthew Levy and Martin Griswold of Quantitative Design! They've also let us in on some of their design secrets, for our first ever BONUS MATERIAL section of the designer spotlight. The duo translates complex data into beautiful pendants, further opening our eyes to the endless capabilities of 3D printing. If you love space and jewelry, these are your guys!
Tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? Where are you located? Quantitative Design is Matthew Levy and Martin Griswold. We studied physics together in college and we've always shared a passion for science, technology and design. Matthew is currently based in San Francisco, finishing his PhD on simulations of giant lasers and laser fusion. In between calculating and computing, he's worked as a fashion model and as a photographer in places like Los Angeles and Tokyo. Martin just recently got his PhD studying plasma rockets and lives in New York City.
For this weeks designer spotlight, we'd love to introduce Susan Taing. With a background in product marketing and having worked around the world, we highlight Susan on Shapeways today as the proud founder of bhold, a company revolving around practical, well designed products that truly utilizes 3D printing to it's full potential.
Tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? Where are you located? I am a designer and maker who loves making useful and beautiful things, founder of bhold. I've worked at the intersection of technology and creative for most of my career. I'm originally from and now live in New York...
This week we are highlighting somersault18:24, a duo who is combining their love of science and design to come up with some amazing pieces. Their shop is a window into a microscopic world that, without their creative minds paired the precision of 3D printing, we otherwise would not be able to see... none the less wear as beautiful jewelry.
Tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? Where are you located? Luk: I’m Luk, I live in Diest, Belgium. I’m a former research scientist, but recently moved for 100% to somersault18:24. somersault18:24 is my creative outlet to combine science and art, my 2 biggest passions. Idoya: And I am Idoya, the Spanish half of somersault18:24. I live in Leuven, Belgium where I still work as a research scientist. somersault18:24 is the way to express my passion for art and science in a creative way.
This week, we focus our designer spotlight on Hong Chen, a relatively new Shapie with a shop that we can't help but love. From abstract jewelry and fun iPhone cases to fossils rendered in metal, we're sure you will enjoy watching her shop grow as much as we have.
Tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? Where are you located? My name is Hong Chen, and I live in San Francisco Bay Area. Before I moved to the U.S. four years ago, I had been working as a licensed architect for more than ten years in China. I’ve completed dozens of architectural designs in large scale, and I love designing things in small scale too, such as jewelry and gadgets. Now I started my own design studio, Muse Inspiration, which is focused on fashion accessories and home decoration designs by utilizing 3D modeling and 3D printing technology.
This week, we're highlighting Erwin Bonsma who hails from Eindhoven, just like Shapeways! Erwin has a passion for puzzles and inventing, and Shapeways was a place for him to realize all of his wonderful ideas.
Tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? Where are you located? I am from the Netherlands, lived abroad for a few years, but am back again. I am now living in the Eindhoven "brainport" region, which is actually where Shapeways originated.
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.