Virginia Estrada – “Sharing our experiences and working together as women is so important”

By on November 29th, 2017 in interview


 Virginia Estrada
Virginia Estrada

Virginia Estrada is a lifelong artist and sculptor, with an extra passion for hand-carving alabaster, wood, and metal. 

She has designed women’s fashion and jewelry collections, interior designs and home decor products.  Her photographs have been displayed as on-air set design at CNN and in private collections.

We were thrilled to have her as one of our guests during last May’s #3DTalk Talk: 3D Printing & Design panel, in New York City.

Nora Toure: Virginia, could you let us know about your background and what brought you into 3D printing in the first place? 

Virginia Estrada : I’m an artist, design director, and product designer. I’d say my specialty is fusing old-world craftsmanship with a modern aesthetic and new technologies. As an artist and sculptor, having a passion for hand carving alabaster, wood and metal. Over the years, I branched out into everything from furniture design to product design to interior design. My career began in jewelry design and then fashion design. Created dozens of jewelry and clothing collections. The jewelry and luxury apparel sold in stores like Barneys NY, Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue. 

Also, the clothing and accessories have been featured in publications such as The New York Times, New York Magazine, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Elle, Bazaar, the Chicago Tribune and many more. And the designs were in window displays at Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Ave.
Also, my site-specific interior design and photography has been displayed as on-air set design for CNN and in private collections. My website / has some of my work.

Read the rest at Women in 3D Printing

By Nora Toure

California-based Nora Toure is the woman behind “Women in 3D Printing”, a group dedicated to promoting and showcasing the use of 3D printing for women. She’s also the Director of Sales & Service Factory Operations at Fast Radius, and a TEDx speaker.