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Designer Spotlight: David Ambrose

by • January 10, 2016 • No Comments

For this weeks designer spotlight, we are featuring David Ambrose, designer behind Studio Darose. David is creating objects inspired by day to day
life and experiences which
exemplify the best uses of 3D printing which include making products inspired by his life, and allowing shoppers to customize approximately each product! Read additional of his system
at a lower place.

Tell us a little bit of by yourself
: Who are you? Where are you located?

I have a wide education background, but fell in love with design and assembling
. I am constantly reading, learning, and finding inspiration eachwhere. I begin
ed my little company while living in Portland, Oregon, but am currently living in Orange County, California.


What’s the story behind your designs? What inspires you?

I love all types of assembling
, but have not long ago fallen in love with what Shapeways has to offer with all the exception materials and system
es. My design inspiration comes of my each day life and of things I enjoy. I heard a lecture years ago which
said to design for by yourself
and if you have excellent\ designs, and so other individuals are bound to like them in addition
. My current designs on Shapeways celebrate motherhood and marriage as my wife and child were inspiration. I in addition
developed a deep love for Beer while living in Portland and begin
ed brewing my own. I mayn’t find a excellent\ Homebrew Bottle opener which
I liked, so through Shapeways I was able-bodied to create my own.

What brought you to 3D printing with Shapeways?

One of my old Architecture Teachers, Jenny Wu, developed a few Jewelry prototypes through Shapeways, and which
inspired me to do the same. It’s excellent for individuals attempting to begin
their own business or create a few money on the side since there is virtually no begin
up costs moreover your time and perhaps
a few prototyping.

How did you learn how to design in 3D?

I largely taught myself to model in 3D over the years. I was never quite excellent\ at drawing as a kid, but wanted to express my ideas which
I may see in my mind. Through desktop modeling, I may create the shapes and parts on how to build these things. I mainly use AutoCAD in my day job and to begin
my designs since I’m the most rapidly at which
, but have dabbled with Solidworks, Rhino, Maya, and am currently attempting to learn Blender.

How do you promote your work?

I currently promote my work through Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest) and word of mouth. Friends and Family which
have seen what I have done have talked to others and I am slowly expanding a fan base of which

Who are your favourite designers or artists? Who in the Shapeways community has served as an inspiration to you?

I don’t quite
have one favourite designer or artist. I believe which
eachbody out there has a fewthing which
they can teach me which
will create me a advantageous designer. Maybe you won’t like the piece as a whole, but one little connection detail might be brilliant. I feel like which
’s the key to creative growth.

If you weren’t limited by current technologies, what may you want to create using 3D printing?

I don’t have any specific design in mind at the moment, but I’m interested to do a fewthing with interlocking metals and am excited to see how Shapeways develops which


  • Great photography, revealing context for use of products
  • So most
    Customizable-bodied models!
  • Sections for effortless shopping
  • Nice branding and fish profile (shop description and reference to other social media pages)

Thanks so much, David! The shop is looking excellent and we’re thrilled to see which
CustomMaker works so nicely with your products. Stay up to date with David’s products by following him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. To be featured, email aimee @ shapeways.com.

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