I've been a member on Shapeways for over 5 years and have been a part of the community and user feedback for the majority of that time. My qualifications go beyond just my ability to model and extend to my understanding of the 3d printing process and the capabilities/limitations of the materials offered. I originally attended a five-year architecture program at Temple University and moved on to furniture design, then product design. I'm highly technical, detail oriented, efficient and affordable, often having repeat clients as well as those who come to me after other designers have failed to meet their requirements. I have over 20 years experience 3d modeling on multiple platforms, six years of which I've been designing and prototyping for 3d printing in a wide variety of materials. For the past three years, I've been working exclusively in Solidworks, the industry standard for product design, to create solid models for use in design/utility patent applications, often involving building accurate models using minimal reference material, but I can also read a set of engineering blueprints to create a perfectly acccurate model. I also have two years of experience in product design, specifically for 3d printed parts, but can also design for injection molding, sheet metal, CNC machining and other manufacturing techniques.