Let’s be real. In this day and age it has become practically industry standard to use technology to run or scale your business. Even for your business. With these ever changing times, brands such as Adidas and Louis Vuitton have incorporated 3D solutions into their workflow.
The story of Scarlett, a business owner and student at the New York Jewelry Design Institute, proves how necessary CAD is for designers alike. Her decision to take private CAD classes with Jenine at the NYJDI would change the course of her career and benefit her tremendously.
How does CAD benefit my design process?
You may be wondering why CAD is such a crucial skill. First, 3D softwares can speed up the production process and shorten the design process by weeks or even months. Secondly, it can lower the cost for making samples when rendering visuals compared to making a physical sample. If these two reasons alone have not convinced you to incorporate 3D solutions to upgrade your business, keep on reading.
Adapt or Perish?
That’s the question Scarlett Dancer, founder and designer of Reposeux, found asking herself. Reposeux is a brand that has been featured in Vogue and Vanity Fair with over 36,000 followers on Instagram.
In an interview with Scarlett, she reveals how learning Computer Aided Design (CAD) has completely transformed not only her design workflow but how it contributed to growing her thriving jewelry business.
Reposeux designs are described as “stylish jewelry that blends effortlessly with a hard edge.” Its unique pieces are meant to reflect the grit and glamor of New York all while being locally produced here in Brooklyn, NY.
Scarlett started her business over a decade ago. As she developed her design skills and her business she knew there needed to be some change in her business if she wanted to scale without completely burning out. As some designers can relate to, the world of 3D felt daunting for Scarlett.
CAD Enhances Productivity & Workflow
“The amount of detail and functionality I’ve been able to achieve has brought my work to another level!” Scarlett exclaims when asked how CAD has benefited her workflow. Scarlett is now able to render her designs with fine attention to detail and functionality over her course of private classes at NYJDI. Her grit and perseverance to incorporate CAD into her workflow has paid off in ten folds to her personal and business growth. Pictured below are more designs Scarlett has created in 3Design with the help of her mentor, Jenine.
“If you don’t want to become immensely proud of yourself, gain buckets of confidence and make clients for life I suggest you go elsewhere.” Scarlett, 2023
In conclusion, the world of jewelry design is witnessing a digital renaissance, and CAD programs are leading the way. There are dozens of CAD softwares on the market now emphasizing the relevance and importance of 3D Solutions. If you would like to learn how to CAD in 3Design and add this vital skill in your toolbox just like Scarlett transformed her business by doing so, book a call with us for a consultation about our Private CAD Course!
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