Lily Su

3D Modeler, Product Designer

New York, NY, USA

Work Experience


3D Modeler

Rigging 3D models of mannequins in Maya, keyframing for cloth draping simulation preparation
Creating forms with tolerances suitable for 3D printing, CNC milling and fiberglass layups.
August 2016 - Present New York, New York, United States


Mechanical Designer

-Designed luxury screen covers and columns for a new office cubicle system product line.
-Submitted technical specifications for custom metal fabrication.
-Administered CAD edits on assemblies for 3D printing and metal manufacturing.
New York, New York, United States

3.1 Philip Lim

CAD Hardware Modeler

3D Modeled handbag hardware in preparation for machining. Generated 3D renders and technical drawings.
October 2013 - October 2013 New York, New York, United States


Contractual 3D Generalist for Kids’ Choice Awards 2014

Created the “Kids’ Choice Awards 2014” logo in 3D based on preliminary 2D sketches. Used Rhino and ZBrush to create organic shapes for font face.
July 2013 - August 2013 New York, United States

Lily's 3D Services And Products

Freelance CAD Modeler, Rhino, Solidworks, ZBrush

-Created realistic human bodies in ZBrush for figurines.
-Educated on 3D printing, CNC milling, molding and communicated with manufacturing engineers.
-Clients have included Sears, Disney, Nickelodeon, RF Venue, Donald Spector, Camille Henrot.
-CAD modeled mechanical samples for Stratasys and Mcor 3D for Euromold Exhibit.
2012 - 2015 New York, New York, United States


Associate CAD Modeler

-Hand-sanded assemblies of 3d printed parts for high-end visual finished product look.
-Worked in a team environment in executing products under tight deadlines.
2011 - 2012 New York, New York, United States


Rhode Island School Of Design (RISD)

BFA Sculpture

Rhode Island, United States

Pratt Institute

Design Sketching Course

Design Sketching Course
2016 - 2016 Brooklyn, New York, United States

Columbia University

Post-baccalaureate Non-degree, Design for Manufacturing, FSAE Team Autobody 3D Modeling

My courses included Design for Manufacturing, Chemistry, and involvement with building autobodies for the Columbia FSAE team.
2016 - 2017 New York, New York, United States

Brown University

Coursework in Music Theory and Philosophy, Participation in Wind Symphony

2007 - 2010 Providence, Rhode Island, United States


Jewelry Design in ZBrush Thomas Wittenbach

An exploration in jewelry design workflow and techniques for jewelrydesign in ZBrush.
November 2014 - February 2015


Front-End Web-Development

The codEd is a 3-month web development bootcamp in New York City that aims to foster collaboration around social improvements through app development education. Classes revolve mostly around group work, and successful students will have the skills to be a junior full stack developer or a technical liaison to a development team. Graduates of the in-person program will learn HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, Ruby on Rails, MySQL, and Phonegap.
January 2014 - April 2014 New York, United States

Johnson & Wales University

Coursework in Macroeconomics, Intermediate English, and Sociology

2009 - 2009 Providence, Rhode Island, United States

Cooper Union

Saturday Architecture Program

2006 New York, New York, United States

New York Academy Of Medicine

Junior Fellows

September 2005 - April 2006 New York, New York, United States

York College

Coursework in Science Research

2004 - 2007 Queens (subdivision), New York, United States


Mandarin (Native),


Make Magazine

Print Feature


Boing Boing




Press Feature


Etsy Blog

Featured Work


Capitol NY

Published Renderings



Press Mention


Astella Development Corporation

Coney Island Sand Sculpting Competition


U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service

National Duck Stamp Competition



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