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Designers for Hire

Connect with a 3D printing design expert to bring your idea to life.

If you have an idea and want help bringing it to life, you can work directly with a designer to create or fix a 3D model. Designers for Hire are Shapeways community members that are experts in design and 3D printing and have experience designing for clients.

We're here to help you find design assistance, but the design process and financial agreements are something you'll work out with the designer directly. Read about the Three C's of Hiring a Designer to make your partnership as successful as possible.

If you are a designer and interested in being featured as a Designer for Hire, you can apply here. It's a selective process and we review applications periodically.

Ready to Get Started? Find a designer that suits your needs, send them a message with your request and watch your creation come to life!

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Haydn Bao

Haydn has 9 years 3D experience designing innovative products, as evidenced by his successful shop. He has commercial expertise in inventive product design and prototyping.

Specialties
Invention Services, prototyping, mechanical and engineering models and repair of existing parts

Services Offered
Product design, file repair, precision modeling

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Michael Teiniker

Michael is a dental technologist by profession who designs your perfect crowns using CAD. A skilled designer, he's also open to creating your ideas.

Specialties
Mechanical modeling, artistic design and creating functional appliances.

Services Offered
Product design, jewelry design.

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Jordan Banks

Jordan has a degree in 3D graphics and animation and has honed his skills freelancing on our forum for 3 years. He's very familiar with Shapeways materials and processes.

Specialties
Designing for Shapeways materials and processes.

Services Offered
Design from sketch or photo, recreation of existing objects, sculpting details

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Nikita Krutov

Nikita is a Mechanical Engineer and CG artist with experience modeling sculptures and scale models to jewelry. As a SuperFanArt artist, she also models characters.

Specialties
Mechanical and engineering models, characters (cartoon, animals), modeling from sketches or photos.

Services Offered
Product design, characters, architectural, photorealistic rendering, animation.

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Sergio Gabriel Mengual

Sergio is a 3D Modeler/Animator and 3D Sculptor. With 12 years experience in various software packages he specializes in character design and architecture.

Specialties
Characters and creatures design and conceptualization, organic modeling and rigging.

Services Offered
Architecture, Character modeling, organic.

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Donovan Penaluna

Donovan is an industrial designer with 25 years of experience in Mechanical Engineering and Product Development. He creates 3D forms with strong engineering principles.

Specialties
Industrial and product design in automotive, aircraft, sports and mining equipment.

Services Offered
Engineering, Product Design and Development

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Elizabeth Landis

Elizabeth has 5 years of experience as a 3D modeler and designer as well as a Fine Art degree. She has designed high fashion jewelry, toys and functional objects.

Specialties
Geometric and organic modeling from sketches or concept art.

Services Offered
3D modeling, digital sculpting, and full color texturing.

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Aspan Lohia

Aspan is a skilled 3D artist with over 9 years of experience in character modeling, texture painting and digital sculpting. He can also help you prepare files for 3D printing.

Specialties
Expert with zbrush, cloth and asset modeling and texturing for avatars, 3D illustrations

Services Offered
Character modeling, 3D file repair, animation.

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William Sutton

William is a lifelong multidisciplinary artist. With over 15 years experience in the 3D world, he can help bring almost anything to life, including animated movie characters.

Specialties
Animation software, photorealistic renders, digital sculpture.

Services Offered
Artistic design, character modeling and product design.

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Lily Su

Lily is an experienced CAD modeler specializing in taking dimensional data into 3D. She has made 3D files based on patent drawings for surgical, plumbing and automotive

Specialties
Invention Services, prototyping, live hinges, twist caps, snap fits, slider tolerances.

Services Offered
3D modeling, product design

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Mohsen Abbasi

Mohsen is a 3D industrial designer able to reconstruct the most difficult shapes and surfaces. With years of industrial experience he can help with your most complex projects.

Specialties
Industrial 3D modeling, reverse engineering and repair of existing parts.

Services Offered
Engineering, duplication of existing parts, product design.

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Hou Soon Ming

Ming is a highly skilled 3D modeler with over 15 years experience with many happy clients including Disney and Nickelodeon. An all-rounder particularly with character modeling.

Specialties
From cartoons to realistic depictions, and organic modeling from sketches

Services Offered
3D modelling, file repair and preparation for 3D printing.

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Fernando Sosa

Fernando has a major in 3D Animation and over 8 years of experience in 3D modeling, rapid prototyping and 3D printing. Best known for his character sculpts, he can also help you with color printing.

Specialties
Organic design, texturing and color printing

Services Offered
3D modeling, 3D model repair, rapid prototyping and testing

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Dennis Harroun

Dennis has broad experience in the 9 years he has been modeling, which gives him a good understanding of the entire process whether you're making abstract designs or household items.

Specialties
3D models ready for printing from sketch, adding sculptural details, creative 3D customization.

Services Offered
Full characters, creative 3D lettering, jewelry, costumes and props.

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Sophie Kahn

Sophie is an artist who has been using 3D scanning and printing in her own work for over 10 years. She provides 3D laser scanning services to artists and designers.

Specialties
3D laser scanning (on-site in NY or receive objects by mail from anywhere), structured light scanning for small objects.

Services Offered
Scanning, file repair from scan, reverse engineering from 3D scan files.

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Bernat Cuni

Bernat Cuni is an experienced product designer specializing in 3D printing and digital fabrication. He is available for custom projects and unique designs.

Specialties
From tableware to toys, he also makes jewelry, accessories and sculptures.

Services Offered
3D modeling, product design, artistic design.

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Ning Hua

Ning is a passionate and self-taught designer, specializing in men's jewelry. He loves antique and vintage arts and seeks to bring them back to modern life in an elegant way.

Specialties
Jewelry design, modeling from sketches, antique art recreation, 3D printing in metal

Services Offered
Artistic design, corporate gift design

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Gil Rivera

Gil is a self taught Illustrator and 3D Artist with a BFA in Graphic Design. His passion and experience lie in jewelry design but he is eager to take on other creative projects.

Specialties
Specializing in jewelry design, he's familiar with both organic and hard surface modeling techniques.

Services Offered
Artistic design, jewelry design

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Scott Denton

Scott has worked in the 3D modeling and animation industry for 10 years and is skilled at creating sculptural, organic forms and modeling characters.

Specialties
Characters, toys, jewelry, organic designs and modeling from photos or sketches

Services Offered
3D Modeling, 3D renders, file repair

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Andrew Thomas

Andrew is a sculptor and designer with ample 3D printing experience of artworks, toys and prototypes. He also works as a customer service agent at Shapeways.

Specialties
Organic designs, characters, hard surfaces, toys, moving parts

Services Offered
3D modeling and sculpting, file repair

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Antoine Boulay

Antoine is a CAD professor at the Ecole Boulle Paris and as a jeweler has worked with luxury brands like Chanel, Swarowski and Baccarat for over 20 years.

Specialties
Jewelry, watches, art de la table. Prefers to work in French

Services Offered
3D Modeling, prototyping and finishing.

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Corinne Hansen

Corinne has been modelling for 4 years and is very familiar with Shapeways materials. As a jeweler, metalsmith and ceramicist, she specializes in 3D design.

Specialties
Jewelry, costume props, geometric, mechanical objects, hinges and ball joints.

Services Offered
3D modeling, file repair, character design.

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Robert Blinn

Robert is the lead designer for Gothamsmith and a former Solidworks teacher. An expert in product design he has modeled everything from animal jewelry to a life size hockey goalie.

Specialties
Product design including reverse engineering of heels for fancy shoes and theft proof iPad cases.

Services Offered
3D modeling, he lives in NY and can meet in person.

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Tim Solomon

Tim has been 3D modeling for 10 years and uses his versatile skills to model everything from toys, statues and figurines to parts for cars, computers, washer/dryers and RC parts.

Specialties
Engineering, character and organic design. Can work from photos or sketches.

Services Offered
3D Modeling, file repair.

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Urbano Rodriguez

Urbano is an Art Director, Designer and 3D Modeler at mkt1 a Digital Agency based in Sao Paulo, Brazil and has over 14 years experience.

Specialties
Product design, jewelry, character, organic, models from photo or sketches.

Services Offered
3D Modeling, Custom Design, Concept Design, 3D texturing, 3D renders.

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Kathy Cherry

Kathy has 14 years experience designing jewelry for brands such as Jessica Simpson, Vince Camuto and Guess. She enjoys challenges and unusual projects.

Specialties
Jewelry, branded hardware, pattern work, organic forms

Services Offered
3D Modeling, Design Consulting

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Justin Armstrong

Justin has a degree in 3D Design & Animation and a certification in 3D commercial design. He has worked commercially with well-known companies, like Budweiser, for a over decade.

Specialties
Character modeling

Services Offered
3D Modeling, design, texturing and animation. 2D to 3D conversions.

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Jeffrey Keiffer

Jeffrey has over 5 years experience 3D modeling jewelry, architecture models, personal accessories, and other inventions.

Specialties
Mechanical parts, product design, woven or Celtic knot-like patterns

Services Offered
3D modeling from drawings or photos. Model repair. File prep for laser cutting and/or CNC milling. Design for ceramic, metals, plastics and resins.

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Kat Kinkead

A former Shapeways employee with extensive knowledge of our materials, Kat has a degree in Industrial Design and over 2 years of experience designing for 3D printing.

Specialties
3D modeling shoes, hardware, jewelry and fully functional mechanical accessories.

Services Offered
3D Modeling, File Repair, Mechanical Geometries, Modeling for specific Shapeways materials

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José Miguel

José has been the 3D content director for Vórtice Digital Media since 2000. His skills cover every step of an audiovisual production, from modeling to rendering.

Specialties
Technical, organic, hard surface, modeling from photos or sketches, Spanish speaker

Services Offered
3D Modeling, file repair, portrait modeling, concept design.

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Ryan Kittleson

Ryan Kittleson, an incredibly talented sculpture, animation, and meme-making machine. Ryan is offering his services to the community!

Specialties
Character, Organic, 2D to 3D, Sculptures

Services Offered
Sculptures, 3D Modeling/Design, 3D Scan Fix, 3D Print Prep

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Eric van Straaten

Eric can help you create a 3D model from scratch or fix a model so it can successfully be 3D printed.

Specialties
Character, Organic

Services Offered
File repair, Commission Art Pieces, Character and Organic Design.

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James Liang

James and his team of experienced designers, artists, and printing technicians are accustomed to helping people at all skill levels.

Specialties
Character, 2D to 3D, Sculptures

Services Offered
Concept Visualization, 2D to 3D, 3D model from image/sketch, 3D Printing File Prep

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Dhemerae Ford

Dhemerae specializes in realistic and organic forms, from photos or sketches. She has experience in engineering as well.

Specialties
Organic, 2D to 3D, and some experience in engineering design.

Services Offered
3D Modeling, 3D Printing File Repair, and 3D Scanning.

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Andres Roppa

Andres can create 3D model from photos or sketches, and developing organic shapes and complex surfaces for precise models.

Specialties
2D to 3D, Organic shapes, Complex surfaces for Precise models.

Services Offered
Product Design, 3D Printing File Repair, Rapid Prototyping, and Concept Vizualization

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Kostika Spaho

Whether the project calls for something traditional, mechanical, old-fashion-engineer-minded or organic, Kostika loves to take a stab at it

Specialties
2D to 3D, Organic, Character, Jewelry, Mechanical, Architecture, Full Color

Services Offered
3D Modeling, Custom Design, design for Laser-cutting and CNC milling.

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Dolf Veenvliet

Dolf is a 3D artist who specializes in 3D modeling and web development/python scripting, a powerful combination when generating a series of unique models.

Specialties
Engineering, Character, Organic, 2D to 3D, programmatic 3D in Python

Services Offered
3D Modeling, File Repair, 3D Scanning, Generative Design, Education/Workshops

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Metin Seven

Metin does cartoony character modeling and non-complicated product modeling such as simple gadgets and toys.

Specialties
Cartoony characters, 3D Modeling, simple product modeling (e.g. gadgets and toys). Accurate dimension design.

Services Offered
Product Design, 3D Printing File Repair, Rapid Prototyping, and Concept Vizualization

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Vijay Paul

Vijay's (Dot San) expertise is in working with clients to create sound 3D models, regardless of the object, and has ranged from sculptures, to fashion accessories, to scale models.

Specialties
2D to 3D, Organic, Character, Jewelry, Mechanical, Architecture, Full Color

Services Offered
2D to 3D, 3D Printing File Repair, 3D Printing Cost Optimization.

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You can also find designers and post requests through our 3D Modeler for Hire forum.

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