Designer for Hire: Ryan Kittleson

If you’ve spent some time on Shapeways, you’ve likely seen this weeks Designer for Hire’s work. Ryan Kittleson, an incredibly talented meme-making machine, although his talents do not stop there. Ryan is offering his services to the community!

Ryan Kittleson has been interested in combining art and technology from as far back as he can remember. He got interested in 3D modeling when he saw Jurassic Park and Toy Story as a teen in the 90s. Since then he has taught himself many digital animation and modeling tools and went to college to study traditional illustration. He earned a BFA in Illustration from East Carolina University and then went on to teach Character Modeling at Full Sail University in Orlando. He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY and creates 3D modeling courses on Lynda.com.


Ryan has been a prodigious freelancer and independent artist all along as well. He has made 3D models across the diverse fields of animation, games and fine art. His freelance work has been used in Disney World and Sea World, on national television like the Today Show and CNBC, in jewelry/fashion for Marie Claire and Neiman Marcus, and finally, sculpture for a variety of fine artists. With his passion for quality work, Ryan is ready to take on any artistic or technical challenge.

Services Offered: Digital Sculpture, 3D Modeling, Design, 3D scan cleanup, 3D Print Preparation

3D Modeling Specialties: character, organic, from photo, from sketch, sculptural

3D Software Used: Zbrush, Mudbox, Sculptris, Blender, Maya, 3DSmax, Meshmixer

Previous Projects

Kathie Lee and Hoda Figurines  kittleson-klh

Napkin Rings for Neiman Marcus Corporate Event


Fine Art Ball Jointed Doll


CNBC 3D Printed Logo


References from previous clients: 

“Ryan has an knack for creativity and an eye for design and his work is one of a kind. He was a pleasure to work with, professional, listened to my ideas and added his own details and produced a quality product. I look forward to working with him in the future on new projects.” -Lela Rose

“Ryan’s 3D graphics and general art skills are simply amazing. He is also intuitive, intelligent and thoroughly enjoyable to work with – and has the capacity to think through your project and make suggestions that typically add to your your intended goal. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED – unless I need him at the same time!!!” -David Waksman

“Ryan is a pleasure to work with in all aspects. He is fully capable as a modeler and knows how to tackle any situation in a timely manner. His great attitude and knowledge make him a great asset to any team. I constantly look forward to working with and collaborating on any project.” -Scott Denton

Check out Ryan’s Shapeways Shop and contact him for inquiries. Browse his website to see more work.

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