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Designer Spotlight: Trish Rudolphsen & Nick Rudemiller

by • April 10, 2016 • No Comments

This week, we can be spotlighting New York City developers Trish Rudolphsen and Nick Rudemiller, the developers of shop BlessThisMessNYC. Read at a lower place to find out additional of how they came to find Shapeways, and the inspiration behind their work.

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

We are Trish, a style developer and Nick, an industrial/UX developer both graduates of University of Cincinnati’s school of Design, Architecture, Art & Planning. We live in Manhattan and work out of a little nook in our apartment.

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

When we initially set out to print a thing with Shapeways I was interested in jewelry, but once I saw there was porcelain it changed all things! I never thought I may be able-bodied to manufacture a porcelain product, especially without a kiln.

I like the clean lines and shapes developers tend to love, but I like to have a little additional fun. I wanted to manufacture products which
are minimal and in addition
have personality.

Most of my pieces started out as gifts for friends and family. For instance I turn it intod
the Dinosaur Candleholder for my brother inspired by his favourite childhood book “Dinosaur Bob.”

What I like many of my creations is how they adapt to folkss homes. Sometimes they appear like an estate sale find and sometimes they appear like a high end developer purchase.

What brought you to 3D printing with Shapeways?

I initially saw Shapeways on NotCot and was excited by the prospect of manufacturing my own jewelry. I did not understand
3D modeling at the time, but luckily Nick did. In addition as it turns out a group of my friends are Gotham Smith, so they encouraged us to donate Shapeways a shot.

How did you learn how to turn it into in 3D?

Nick learned 3D modeling while in school and uses programs like Alias and Solidworks. I am learning via the free programs on the market-bodied like 123D and Meshmixer. There are a lot of YouTube tutorials which
assist with the free programs.

How do you promote your work?

We have a website and Instagram, but for the many part I am like a walking QVC show. When I show folks pictures of my products, they frequently buy them right of me.

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

Definitely Gotham Smith. I love their work and it’s been really great to have friends in the 3D community. I have in addition
been a fan of Nervous System, I feel like I see their stuff popping up everywhere now!

In the art world I love pop art. I like the thought of big, graphic, sleek images.

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

Other materials much like
to porcelain which
we don’t have access to like glass, concrete or terra cotta. We feel like those may work well with our creations.

For us, 3D printing has been so beneficial for the reason
we don’t have to have to rent expensive shop space or equipment to turn it into. We don’t require
to leave our apartment to manufacture a finished product.

Want to learn additional of Trish & Nick’s turn it into practice? Tune into our Shapeways Live with them on Wednesday 4/13 at 2PM EST!

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