Today we interviewed Shapeways employee and shop owner, Bryan Harris. In this live stream event, we’ll learn about how Bryan came to find Shapeways, and how his work at the company inspired him to learn 3D modeling and ultimately open up his own shop All4u.

Check out the full interview at the bottom of this post!

When Bryan applied to Shapeways three years ago, he didn’t know much about 3D printing, or how it would change his life.

“I came here … loved the atmosphere, the people, and loved watching people’s ideas come to life as objects.” – Bryan Harris, Porcelain Production Lead

Bryan tells us the story about his first few months of working at Shapeways, and how engaging with the magic of the technology inspired him to give 3D modeling a try.

“I started off with basic software, like TinkerCAD … I just kind of dove in, watched tutorials and started trying different things … Eventually someone recommended I try out Blender” – Bryan Harris

Being resourceful and driven to continue making, Bryan took on the task of beginning to learn Blender and working with our tech leads to use scripts to create intricately patterned patterned designs.

Eventually, when his skills were refined enough, Bryan opened up his shop All 4 U.

“All 4 U is basically a feeling. A feeling that as designers, we design not just for ourselves, but for our customers … I’m not just making for myself. I’m making for all people out there.” – Bryan Harris, Porcelain Production Lead

Bryan has not only excelled as a talented 3D designer, he has also come a leader in our company by spearheading the roll out of porcelain manufacturing in our factory located in Queens, NY.

Within our interview, we learn about how Bryan’s experience in porcelain production influenced his design process and eventually lead to a shift in his shop offering, which now features primarily porcelain products.

Want to hear more about porcelain production and some tips of the trade? You’ll have to watch our full interview, where Bryan shares some special insights into how to pick the right glazes, understanding detail guidelines and much more.

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