Named as one of the “25 Forward Thinkers Defining the Future of Fashion”, Sylvia Heisel is a fashion designer and creative director working with new materials, manufacturing and physical computing for apparel. An expert in 3D printing, functional fashion, and design for smart wearables she is currently developing a work-flow and manufacturing system for 3D printed apparel. Sylvia, could you let us know about your background and what brought you into 3D printing in the first place? My background is […]
Virginia Estrada is a lifelong artist and sculptor, with an extra passion for hand-carving alabaster, wood, and metal. She has designed women’s fashion and jewelry collections, interior designs and home decor products. Her photographs have been displayed as on-air set design at CNN and in private collections. We were thrilled to have her as one of our guests during last May’s #3DTalk Talk: 3D Printing & Design panel, in New York City. Virginia, could you let us know about your background and what brought […]
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. Two years after graduating, Lizz landed her dream job as a hardware developer at Coach Inc and spent several years developing hardware, traveling overseas to work with hardware suppliers and ultimately trained herself in […]
Monica Sokolowski studied medical imaging, managed dental imaging centers and thought out-loud about the challenges of finding eyeglasses that fit each unique face perfectly. Her current project in Custom 3D printed eyewear was born from her background in dental surgical guides and a desire to wear glasses that fit. She lives and works in Toronto, Canada Monica, could you let us know about your background and what brought you into 3D printing in the first place? I’m a medical radiation […]
Erin Winick is the founder and CEO of Sci Chic. Erin is a science communicator and a recent mechanical engineering graduate. Sci Chic uses plastic and metal 3D printing to create science and engineering inspired jewelry. Erin, could you let us know about your background and what brought you into 3D printing in the first place? I have always been a maker at heart. As a kid, I loved making LEGO towers and sewing dresses. When I got into college, […]
Lucy Beard is a former mathematician and actuary who grew to love customers more than numbers during her years working as an executive in Silicon Valley. She experienced her entrepreneurial epiphany one day while she was shoe shopping and realized she could customize her coffee order, but when it came to buying shoes she was stuck with the same ten size options. She founded Feetz to reply to this shoe customer issue we all have. Lucy, could you let us […]
Stephania went from studying all about the fashion industry to Tech, through IOT and wearable technology. Her creations combine mystery and fantasy and she always has in mind to make the viewer believe they live in a different world. She is currently working at Ryerson University’s Digital Media Experience Lab (DME) teaching and assisting Undergraduate and Graduate students with 3D Printing and Wearable Technology projects. Stephania, could you let us know about your background and what brought you into […]
Summer, could you let us know about your background and what brought you to 3D printing? I’ve always loved combining art and technology, and remember creating ascii pictures in high school with an early PC. The first Macs came out when I was in college. They allowed such amazing freedom to create and experiment with graphics and typography, I decided to major in graphic design to explore this new technology. Being at the intersection of art, design, technology, and business […]
On November the 3rd, IBM co-hosted the 360Fashion & Tech “Startup Runway & Innovation Awards” in San Francisco. The speakers were mainly visionary fashion designers who work on integrating technologies within their creations. Sandy Carter is responsible for the IBM Ecosystem and Social Business Evangelism. It was her call to co-host last week’s event, and we are thrilled to have her on the Women in 3D Printing blog today!
This interview is part of our IBM 360 Fashion & Tech “Startup Runway & Innovation Awards” series, featuring female designers and entrepreneurs who showcased their work during the “Startup Runway & Innovation Awards” event that took place in San Francisco on November the 3rd. Rachel Nhan was among the featured designers on the runway. Rachel became famous in the 3D Printing industry thanks to her 3D Printed Neckpiece, before even graduating!