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Lizz Hill x Formlabs
In September, 2019, Lizz made the jump from fashion to 3D printing by joining the Business Development team at Formlabs, the leader in Desktop SLA 3D printing.
In her new role, Lizz is responsible for creating new partnership opportunities across industries to drive both Formlabs and various industry leaders forward, developing new 3D printing solutions for applications within manufacturing, prototyping/sampling, supply chain and consumer goods production.
Lizz is always looking for opportunities to speak at events and conferences around fashion, product design, women in tech and 3D printing and would love to hear from you if you're interested in partnering with her.
Upcoming Events & Features
Fashion Tech Week
"The First Step In A Digital Supply Chain"
Virtual event running from October 15 - 30th, 2020
Adopting a digital strategy may have been a concept that was being pitched internally, left up to individual teams or a simply a bullet point in the 5-year plan. But the state of the economy and the declining health of the industry will force companies to hit the fast forward button- innovation is no longer a luxury but a necessity.
Lizz Hill, former Director of 3D Prototyping at Coach will share how she implemented a globally supported 3D prototyping workflow at Coach, back in 2012 which quickly transformed the materials design and development process. She will share her insight into why this American fashion house now relies on a digital strategy and will compare and contrast the challenges of implementing 3D printing then with the relative ease, low costs and necessity of implementation today.
How Industrial Design Can Save Fashion
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
An empowering conversation about how innovative design thinking is transforming the Fashion Industry. Learn how emerging industrial designers can shape the post-pandemic future by using technology, sustainability and human centered practices.
Hosted by Rob Price, Senior Design Consultant and Creative Director at Price Design NYC, with:
- Keith Kirkland, Co-founder of WearWorks
- Lizz Hill, Business Development at Formlabs
Lizz (Hill) Wiker grew up in the Pacific Northwest where she spent her days learning, crafting, designing and making. Her long time love of textiles and sewing led her to New York where she pursued an education in Textile Development and Marketing and Accessories Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Outside of her role at Formlabs, Lizz is heavily involved in the 3D tech community and has partnered with many organizations supporting women in technology and STEM for children; Women in 3D Printing, Girls Who Code, Women In Wearbles, etc. She's given talks, participated in panel discussions and regularly teaches digital design classes.
In her spare time, Lizz dabbles heavily in fiber arts like knitting, crochet, hand weaving and yarn spinning as well as experimental embroidery for which she teaches workshops in both Boston and New York.
Lizz's current resume can be viewed here.
Need a little technical help?
Need help bringing your design idea to life? Lizz specialize in rigid or organic 3D models of jewelry and hardware and has a strong background in metal (zinc and brass) manufacturing.
Before joining Formlabs, Lizz was a full-time 3D modeler and manage the 3D print lab for a major American handbag company, based in New York City. She was responsible for the technical development of the company's hardware, jewelry and other related products.
Lizz holds a B.F.A. in Accessories Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology and has worked in the fashion industry for the past 15 years.
Lizz can work from sketches, finished drawings, photos, and off of existing parts or other real-life references. All 3D design projects are priced by the hour and her quote includes your rights to the final model and high-quality (non-watermarked) renderings.She can offer guidance on manufacture-ability or 3D print-ability to ensure your design meets the requirements for your desired end-use.
Check out Lizz's Shapeway's profile for her full Designer-For-Hire bio.
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