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3d modeling interns for 3D printer marketplace startup

at 3Dagogo in San Diego, CA   —   Jun 30, 2014   |  
This is an unpaid internship, however, while you are with 3Dagogo we will pay you commissions on sales of the designs you create.

We are looking for 1-2 highly skilled and creative 3D modelers that wish to learn about modeling for the 3D printing industry. You will be creating designs that we will print, then place the designs up for sale on our site.

If you don't know already, 3D printers cannot print just any model, there are numerous issues that make a model "printable." And they can vary from printer to printer. is a tech start up that creates a marketplace allowing 3D designers to sell their designs to users of 3D printers that wish to print those designs. (Think of us as the iStockPhoto of the 3D printing world.) We have just been accepted into a La Jolla based technology business accelerator. This means that this start up is on the fast track for quick development and quick investor funding. We are on track for a beta launch late August.
The company consists of the 3 founders, you will be working directly with us (CEO, CTO, and Graphic Design/SEO guy).

Some ideas of things we will need modeled and printed:
Phone case designs, kids toys, models, figures, lightswitch covers, lights/lamps, coasters, vases, etc. Basically anything that people use that is plastic and smaller than a loaf of bread...

Please have a portfolio available.
You must be highly skilled in 3D modeling! This internship is not to teach 3D modeling. We cannot teach much about the modeling aspect, just the 3D printing aspect.
Creative - ability to be given an idea and can create multiple iterations of a design on your own, without needing exact specs.
connection to mass appeal. Understanding what designs people actually want, not just what you think is cool.
Speed. We are wanting great designs produced quickly. Currently we do not need perfect designs produced over a long period of time.
~20 hours per week, 2-3 days per week, in office (La Jolla)
Excitement about the world of 3D printing.
Experience with Blender is preferred, but other CAD programs are fine.
Other things that would be great, but are not necessary:
OpenSCAD experience
Understanding of .STL file structure
Experience with 3D printers
Expertise in some niche of 3D design (figurines, engineering, toys, phone cases, etc)
College student majoring in a relative field (art, engineering, technology, etc)
unpaid internship
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