Category Archives: Designer Spotlight

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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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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Designer Spotlight: Melissa Ng

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The designer spotlight this week highlights Melissa Ng! Melissa creates beautiful, whimsical masks, that she’s transformed into intricate pieces of jewelry. She’s also working to help entrepreneurs and creatives navigate the 3D printing world through motivational writing and art.

Tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? Where are you located?
I’m a doodler, entrepreneur, and 3D printing artist and I’m located in Queens, New York. I’m the creator of Lumecluster.com, wonderlands for the entrepreneurial mind, where I help creatives/entrepreneurs break through fear and self-doubt through inspirational writing and 3D printed art. I’m also the co-founder of PianoVerse, a place to play, learn, and love music (specializing in adult piano lessons).

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Designer Spotlight: Elena Low and Kae Woei Lim

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This week we are featuring the lovely husband/wife duo of XYZ Workshop. Apart from their architecture jobs, Elena Low and Kae Woei Lim use XYZ Workshop as a creative outlet and also hope to promote 3D modeling and printing efforts with their imaginative work.
Tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? Where are you located?
XYZ Workshop was formed in early 2013, by Australian Architects, Elena Low and Kae Woei Lim. We are a husband and wife team that fell in love with 3D printing after we assembled our first Ultimaker 3D Printer and started playing around with Shapeways. We work on XYZ Workshop outside out 9 to 5 jobs using it as an additional creative outlet for our designs and ideas.

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Designer Spotlight: Maikel Grootendorst

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This weeks designer spotlight we are highlighting not only a great shop, but a popular shop within a very popular category. Maikel Grootendorst is the designer behind MaikelsDesign. From upgrade kits to landing gears and more, Maikel is a great source for all varieties of drone accessories. 
Tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? Where are you located?
I’m Maikel located in Utrecht, The Netherlands. I’m a freelance all-around designer in multimedia and product design. I’m also a part-time student at the University of Rotterdam where I study communications and multimedia design (CMD).

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Designer Spotlight: Bryan Salt

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This week, we are happy to feature Bryan Salt of Thinker Thing! Bryan and his company is on to something amazing. By combining 3D modeling with an easy-to-use interface, Thinker Thing is bringing 3D modeling to the masses! You don’t have to have 3D modeling skills; simply choose different combinations to make your figurines. What better way to start playing than with robots and dinosaurs? Play with Thinker Thing on Dr. Fluff’s Robot Factory, then print with us!
Tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? Where are you located?
My name is Bryan Salt, I live in the Andes mountains to the east of Santiago, Chile. I’ve been working in cutting edge 3D technology for 27 years including virtual reality, games, television & mobile 3D engines. My latest company, Thinker Thing, is dedicated to making 3D printing accessible to everyone.

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