This past Thursday my work here at Shapeways had a profound change on my understanding of Community Loyalty. I embarked on a search to learn more about the DNA of my company Shapeways from long time community members Bathsheba and Nervous System’s Jessica and Jessie.
Why have they been loyal to Shapeways for so many years?
What I learned? Community loyalty is not their loyalty to Shapeways that is motivating. It is their loyalty and drive to break new frontiers in creativity, science and math with beautiful art empowered by 3D Printing at Shapeways.
Community Loyalty is MY loyalty to Bathsheba, Jessica and Jessie. To all our community members’ creativity, inventions, art, life hacks. Shapeways community is teaming with tremendous individuals that depend on us at Shapeways to continue bringing them the newest materials, better quality prints, easier user experiences and a marketplace to show off all their amazing ideas for the general public to consume.
Meeting Bathsheba for lunch I was immensely energized to learn how this mathematical genius had discovered 3D Printing as a perfect medium for objects of art never possible before now. She has focused on steel as her medium of choice and created incredibly intricate physical representation of some of the most complicated mathematical concepts that are exquisite to hold, wear and gaze into. Here is a link to her shop on Shapeways, http://www.shapeways.com/shops/bathsheba
Jessica and Jessie at Nervous System have built an amazing micro brand of jewelry and fashion statements to wear and decorate you home through integrating math, science and technology into stunning designs worn by thousands of consumers and documented in fine art museums around the world. You can visit their Shapeways shop here: http://www.shapeways.com/shops/nervous
They all have a personal connection with Pete, our CEO. They know they can call him directly any time if they need his help. The same goes for my two colleagues that joined me in Boston, Lauren heading up Design Evangelism and Education and Kat, our Fashion and Jewelry Community Manager.
Community Loyalty is our commitment to one another. There is no third person company here at Shapeways. Just our commitment to one another to keep pushing the frontier for creativity and technology to expand forever.
Thank you Bathsheba. Thank you Jessica and Jessie. You have my commitment and loyalty to you our community.