This 3DTalk features LTG founding member Lauren Slowik, and additional LTG members Lizz Hill and Sylvia Heisel, and focuses on 3D Printing and Fashion, bringing women working each day in the field to discuss how they are utilizing this new technology area to disrupt fashion design and products.
Lauren Slowik is the Director of Education + Designer Evangelism at Shapeways. She also a founding member of the Lady Tech Guild, a group started to connect and inspire women working in the 3D industries. She is occasionally a part-time professor at Parsons School of Design where she also received her MFA in Design+Technology. Lauren has contributed to organizations such as Apple, MoMA, the Ms. Foundation, Eyebeam Art+Technology Center, the Museum of Arts and Design and Etsy.com. Her research is focused on 3D design and 3D printing and the future of creativity in education with a focus on storytelling and user experience/interaction design.
Lizz Hill is Senior Manager, Product Visualization Team - Hardware & Jewelry at Coach Inc, where she fully realizes her love of conceptualizing and engineering hardware for fashion accessories. Lizz grew up in the Pacific Northwest where she spent her days learning, crafting, designing and making. She pursued an education in Textile Development and Marketing and Accessories Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Following graduation, she discovered her love of hardware engineering and further focused her career towards a hardware specific role. She landed her dream job as a hardware developer at Coach Inc, where she spent several years developing hardware, traveling overseas to work with hardware suppliers and ultimately trained herself in Rhino 3D, leading to her current position. In her spare time, Lizz also works on her own line of 3D printed jewelry, called Toolry, which is manufactured via Shapeways’ online services.
Sylvia Heisel is Fashion designer and creative director at HEISELwhere she is working with new materials, manufacturing and physical computing for fashion and wearables. Sylvia is an expert on 3D printing, functional fashion, design for smart wearables and new materials manufacturing applications for fashion. She is currently developing a work-flow and manufacturing system for 3D printed apparel she was named one of the "12 Amazing People You Need To Know In New York Fashion Tech".