If you have a design or 3D modeling project you need help with the Designers for Hire are a few of our best Shapeways users with experience helping others realize their ideas with 3D printing.  

Our latest designer to join the ranks is Andres Roppa who you can contact via Shapeways.

BIO: I am a product designer working globally on a very diverse range of projects in the fields of product design, digital modeling and product visualization. I develop products and models in collaboration with individuals and companies worldwide. I strive to create a fluid, efficient communication in order to achieve the desired results. 

Services Offered:  Product design and model development for 3D Printing, Rapid Prototyping, and Product Vizualization 

3D Modeling Specialities: 3D model creation from photos, sketches or references. Developing organic shapes and complex surfaces for precise models that are optimized for printing.  

3D Software Used: Rhinoceros and Blender

3 Examples of projects undertaken

Ola 3D Printed Jewelry – Jewelry collection developed from client brief – Ina Suffeleers (Brussels, Belgium). 

Ransom Spiral Die – 3D models developed for rapid prototyping of extrusion dies – Paul Tucker Carpentry (Dillsburg, PA). 

SmartThings – Enclosure design, development and modeling for rapid prototyping – SmartThings (Minneapolis, MN). 

References from previous clients:

Ina Suffeleers, Independent Communications Expert.

“I had the privilege of working with Andres on a 3d design project. Andres has always executed at a high standard with commitment and enthusiasm and delivers technically excellent results. Andres is very knowledgeable of 3d printing and creative in his role as a 3d modeler. He’s done a superb job in turning a concept into reality. Andres is highly organised and always delivers within deadline. On top of that, he is an excellent communicator and will do whatever is necessary to get the job done. Andres is reliable and goes above and beyond what is required of him. It was a pleasure to work with Andres and I hope to be able to do so again in the future. I recommend him highly.”  

Paul Tucker, Paul Tucker Carpentry

“I had an idea that I wanted to prototype. I found Andres Roppa through the Shapeways site and I couldn’t have had a better experience. I sent him some rough sketches and measurements and Andres transformed them into great looking drawings and stl files that could be 3D printed. The whole project went more smoothly than I imagined it could. Andres also offered some very insightful and helpful advice that improved my design. I highly recommend Andres Roppa for his technical skills, artistic abilities, and service. He will exceed your expectations!”  

Ben Edwards, VP Community, Product Evangelist & Founder at SmartThings.

“We worked with Andres on the industrial design of our products and he was able to lead the process with input and feedback from us. He brought new concepts and ideas to the process and was very helpful in helping us quickly visualising the end result without needing to put in a lot of time. Andres completed the designs very quickly without sacrificing quality. We worked with Andres over the course of several months and it was an all around great experience”.  

Pricing Structure: Pricing by project according to complexity level of the tasks involved.  

See more of Andres Roppa on his site or contact him now with your ideas.

If you would like to offer your services please email duann at shapeways dot com