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Maria Cichy

Product Designer

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Product designer with background in design for rapid manufacturing.

Work Experience

3D Systems - Cubify

Product Designer

- Designing commercial products that highlight the qualities of internally developed technologies and materials: Selective Laser Sintering, Stereolitography, Direct Metal Laser Sintering,

- Focused on designing lifestyle and tech accessories for men and women, including casual jewelry, phone accessories and leather goods

- Introduced and developed idea of combining 3D printed products with leather elements in order to lower overal production costs. Broaden the knowledge of leathergoods design, leather qualities, production techniques and pattern making. Improved hand sketching and practiced creating technical packs.

- Established a solid partnership with a leather manufacturing facility in Europe

- Capable of working with high material restrictions. Ability to understand and use material qualities and limitations.

- Trained design interns to take over CAD modeling tasks
September 2013 - February 2016 Amsterdam, Netherlands

Freshfiber

Product Designer

- Creating designs of phone cases to complement brand product portfolio and strengthen brand position on the market. Creating custom designs of cases for special events and for external clients.

- Maintaining the collection of phone accessories by adjusting existing designs to fit new range of devices.

- Creating production CAD files of all designs to be produced using Selective Laser Sintering. Creating digital visualizations for web and presentation purposes.

(FreshFiber was acquired by 3DSystems in 2012)
July 2011 - September 2013 Amsterdam, Netherlands

Atelier Ted Noten

3D Artist

- Interaction with the design team to translate conceptual ideas into attractive physical objects.

- Assure that CAD models fulfilled the initial project expectations and at the same time aligned with the intended manufacturing process's requirements.

- Mastered the ability of high polygon modeling and modeling of functional assemblies for SLS, High Precision Wax Printing (Solidacape) and Metal Additive Manufacturing (ProMetal)

- Collection "Seven Necessities" was nominated for the Dutch Design Awards in 2013,

http://www.tednoten.com/
December 2010 - December 2012 Amsterdam, Netherlands

Freedom Of Creation

Assistant Designer

- Assisted in creation of designs in the field of lighting and interior accessoires.

- Developed an understanding of Additive Layer Manufacturing in terms of uses, advantages, and limitations.

- Developed proper 3D CAD modeling techniques that target design for Selectieve Laser Sinering, ( software: 3DStudio Max, Magics, Rhinoceros)

- Developed skills in product development including creating preliminary sketches based on team input and project requirements, creating realistic renderings for presentation purposes, creating detailed CAD models, physical prototype testing, direct contact with European manufacturers, working through several design iterations.

(Freedom of Creation was acquired by 3DSystems in 2010)
July 2007 - December 2009 Amsterdam, Netherlands

Lpp.SA

Assistant Designer

- member of a "Cropp Town" brand team
- creating concepts of women’s collections
- tracking street style and fashion trends
- creating moodboards
- designing clothing details and finishing
April 2007 - June 2007 Gdańsk, Poland

Education

Academy Of Fine Arts

Master's degree

Graduated from Product Design faculty.
October 2002 - June 2010 Gdańsk, Poland

Fachhochschule Mainz - University Of Applied Sciences

Exchange student, faculty of Industrial Design
October 2006 - March 2007 Mainz, Germany

Languages

English (Fluent),
Polish (Native),

Skills

3D Studio Max, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Keyshot, Photoshop, Rhinoceros, Solidworks, V-Ray,