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WORKSHOP: Intro to 3D Modeling - Digitally Design a Ring
In this 2-day Intro to 3D Modeling workshop, students will use Tinkercad, a free, browser-based 3D modeling software to create a custom ring of their own design which will be produced in metal through the use of 3D printing.
The below studios will be offering this class across April and May 2018.
About the Conference
Science History Institute
315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Use coupon code LHW20 for 20% off admission.
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Women In Tech Summit Northeast
In addition to participating in a panel discussion, Lizz will be giving her original talk, "3D Tech and Consumerism; Shaping the Face of Fashion" on Saturday, April 14th at the Women In Tech Summit in Philadelphia. This talk looks at how the fashion industry is beginning to make its shift towards 3D and why the consumer is at the heart of this movement.
Details for the panel and presentation below:
Saturday, April 14th- 11:15am - 12:15pm- Panel Discussion- "Technology does not stand still and neither should you - Tech careers for now and the future"
Saturday, April 14th- 2:30 - 3:30pm- Presentation- "3D Technology and Consumerism; Shaping the Face of Fashion"
Interview Feature on Geek Of Chic Web Series
Lizz recently had the pleasure of doing an interview, hosted by the team at Geek of Chic where they discussed how 3D technology is being used in fashion. She also discussed the common types of 3D printing used in both the fashion and jewelry industries as well as the common softwares used.
Interview Feature Article; 3-D Printing Poised To Revolutionize The Fashion Industry
Women @ Forbes, Written by Tracey Welson-Rossman
An excerpt from the article:
"Wiker says one of the biggest misconceptions about her job is that it exists in a vacuum. She says that being a really good 3D modeler requires an understanding of fabrication, manufacturing and engineering so that you can turn a hand sketch or 2-D illustration into a 3-D model. In fact, one of her team’s biggest contributions during this engineering process is to find and resolve conflicts between the intended design aesthetic and the functional requirements of the end product. They can even anticipate the challenges that factories will have when sampling the part and can work closely with design partners to create a finalized 3D model that is manufacturable and still achieves the original design intent."
Lizz 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.
During her first job after graduating she discovered her love of hardware engineering and further focused her career towards a hardware specific role. A little over two years after graduating, she landed her dream job as a hardware developer at Coach and spent several years developing hardware, traveling overseas to work with hardware suppliers and ultimately trained herself in Rhino 3D. Since working in 3D software, she has been able to fully realize her love of conceptualizing and engineering hardware for fashion accessories. Lizz currently oversees a small team responsible for the technical design and 3D prototyping of hardware and jewelry for the brands under Tapestry (formerly Coach, Inc.)
Lizz's current resume can be viewed here.
Need a little technical help? Hire Me!
Need help bringing your design idea to life? I specialize in rigid or organic 3D models of jewelry and hardware and have a strong background in metal (zinc and brass) manufacturing.
I'm a full-time 3D modeler and manage the 3D print lab for a major American handbag company, based in New York City. I'm responsible for the technical development of the company's hardware, jewelry and other related products. I hold a B.F.A. in Accessories Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology and have worked in the fashion industry for the past 10 years.
I can work from sketches, finished drawings, photos, and off of existing parts or other real-life references. I price projects by the hour and my quote includes your rights to the final model and high-quality (non-watermarked) renderings. I can offer guidance on manufacture-ability or 3D print-ability to ensure your design meets the requirements for your desired end-use.
Check out my Shapeway's profile for my full Designer-For-Hire bio.