MEET OUR DESIGNERS: Global Designer Network

For weeks our digital fashion designers have been ideating, styling, designing, hard at work in their digital fashion labs to create and build exclusive, luxury and hyper realistic 3D digital fashion garments and accessories for the DIGITALAX ecosystem.

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Our designers are based globally, from New York to Italy to Spain to South Korea to Moscow to Rwanda…..

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They are the DIGITALAX creative engineers and what inspired us to bring this project forward — we want to enable them with the right tool stack, distribution channels, developer collaborations, to take the digital fashion industry into the future and be part of building the next digital economies of scale through gaming and VR.

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Digital Fashion is the future. And our designers are an essential part of this.

María Ruano

Location: Madrid, Spain

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Maria studied fashion at the IED Istituto Europeo de Madrid.

After finishing her studies, she was the winner of the international young talent competition “My Own Show”, where she was able to present her collections in Milan under the support of Franca Sozzani, Vogue Italia and Alberta Ferretti.

For 6 years she led the relaunch and rebranding of the iconic Spanish brand “Amarras”, before conducting the Hacer Virtual Fashion Project, where she creates collections of virtual garments under the Make brand and collaborates with various brands and fashion platforms, both physical and digital.

Eddy Harber

Location: Portland, United States

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Edward Harber’s creations spring from a cross-pollination of sport, fashion and technology. His roots are in technical high-performance apparel and his work has won Nike gold at ten Olympics, seen action on the battle field, and protected Moto GP riders for Dainese.

Edward is now looking toward the world of women’s high fashion.

His forms fuse fluid rigidity, sculptural intelligence, old-world craft and cutting-edge innovation. The resulting combinations of edgy couture, sensual technology and fearless beauty are both intelligent and surprising.

Christina Lalch

Location: Bulgaria

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Christina is a futurist designer and visual storyteller. After finishing degrees in Fashion Design, Textile Engineering and Cultural Studies of the Modern Times she’s worked in multiple apparel companies as a pattern engineer, creative design lead, 3D prototyper and consultant in implementing 3D technologies in the production pipeline.

An avid gamer and tech geek from an early age — the quest for innovating in the field of apparel has always been her major goal. After more than 50K hours in the industry (and 6000 coffee cups later), she has now devoted her time to building a multidisciplinary Atelier Atopiae. Focused on creating digital clothes, accessories and humans, she also consults brands on incorporating new tech in their production and marketing strategies.

If she had any spare time, Christina would probably spend it playing Assassin’s Creed or binge-watching Westworld, The Expanse and the History Channel.

Lorena Bello

Location: Madrid, Spain

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Lorena Bello is a Spanish 3D Fashion and Graphic Designer.

Driven-by her passion for design, she turned her life 180º when in 2013 she decided to change her professional path by leaving her corporate career (She also has a Law Degree) to start completely afresh as a Digital Fashion Designer.

From this moment she has followed her passion working in fashion in London, Milan and Madrid.

Alexander Kurmanin

Location: Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

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Alexander is a clothing designer who sees a future that is all about 3D and digital.

His works focus on painting a unique picture of what our clothes might look like when the boundaries and limitations of the physical world are no longer present.

He is certain that digital fashion is what will be worn in 20–30 years.

Rabia Senük

Location: Turkey

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Rabia is 24 years old and living in Turkey. She has been in 3D design for over 3 years.

Ever since she was young it has been her dream to be designing for the future and the new digital world of tomorrow. She is inspired by a digital world of hyper realistic 3D and digital fashion that can be worn in these environments to enable expression, emotion and experience.

Stanislav Mclygin

Location: Sochi, Russia

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Stanislav is a digital artist with a long history in the games and film industry.

He is inspired by the world of concept art, product design, and architecture, and brings this inspiration into his digital fashion design approach and workflow.

He is often known for mixing interesting shapes and forms with stylized design to create engaging and unique work.

McAfee.Design

Location: Chicago, United States

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McAfee.Design is Michael McAfee — Designer and Artist with a background in video production.

His solo career consists of projects such as producing promotional visuals for grammy-nominated artist Tycho, and animating for the viral video Animation vs. Minecraft (200 million views). He regularly puts out personal artwork that blurs the line between traditional hand-drawn techniques and modern CGI tool sets — these projects, set within a psychedelic & cyberpunk universe, are released as a series titled “Mecha Ascent.”

Before the inception of his solo career, McAfee worked as a designer at an ad agency called FCB. Highlights during his time at FCB include directing the inaugural episode of Ad Age Illustrated for AdAge.com, working on the City of Chicago’s pitch to Amazon for HQ2, and executing visual effects on Jeep’s 2018 Super Bowl ad. His work at FCB has been celebrated at Cannes, D&AD, and CommArts.

Msistema

Location: Belgium

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Msistema is an art director and Motion designer, living in Belgium.

After working in the design Industry for a number of different agencies, he stepped away to start his solo career, focused on specializing in making seamless satisfying cgi loops.

He is an active member of the crypto-art community and a firm believer in the future of cryptocurrencies.

Rendooo Lab

Location: Spain

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Rendooo is a humble and always evolving flash-fashion 3D design and development studio.

Rendooo operates at the intersection of fashion and technology fabricating digital samples of the designs of the big names of fast-fashion (and their suppliers) in China, Korea, South Europe and USA.

Rendooo decrypts fast-fashion trends and translates 2D sketches into realistic 3D samples for both physical retailers and gamers alike.

Album Corvum

Location: kharkiv, Ukraine

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Since childhood Album was always drawn to the world of art and visual expression.

In time, he was led towards 3D and design, becoming fascinated by the ability to be able to give life to drawings and digital form.

Album centers his designs around bold styles, colours, and then contrasting this through unifying patterns and extra magnification of select details.

Vitaly Kovalev

Location: Russia

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Vitaly is a 3d artist and designer.

He is passionate about mixing hard surface technology with organic forms to construct both a highly creative outlook and also great technical grasp of his designs. His work develops realism as he takes inspiration from more of life’s simple moments, key heuristics of human nature, and combining this with the fundamental principles of design, drawing, photography and cinematography.

Vitaly believes that with 3D art, we can create things that defy all possibilities, that have never been constructed before. He is currently involved in projects across some of the industries leading fashion brands.

Stéphanie Santos

Location: Luxembourg

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Stephanie is a 27 year old Luxo-portuguese FashionTech Designer who truly admires the beauties in nature, especially, she is most fond of the flora and its aesthetics.

She wants to use modern and fundamental techniques into her work to bring her interpretation of nature and art into unique garments, mostly inspired by lingerie and Japanese traditional clothes.

Her brand STEPHANIE SANTOS ™ aims on representing an intersection of design and Technology within the Fashion field. Her work fusions traditional Haute couture garment construction as well as digital techniques and 3D printing fabrication. Form and function need to coexist in order to feel comfortable in ones clothes. Nature’s natural aesthetics already cracked the code of perfection. Altogether, the founder believes in a symbiotic relationship with garments and the acceptance of the new possibilities.

Suzy Kim (Guzo)

Location: South Korea

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Suzy Kim is a digital fashion designer based out of South Korea.

Her work is distinct for its contrasting colours and moods and translating structured silhouettes with elegancy.

Sadida Lafer

Location: Reunion Island, France

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Sadida Lafer is a self-taught 3dD artist and 3D fashion designer.

She has been working in 3D since 2012 and has a strong background in traditional sewing.

Her career has led her across multiple adventures and successful projects in 3D, including CG movies, animation films, video games, VR-AR projects, architecture.

Gwen Kim (JAK 3D)

Location: South Korea

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Gwen aims to bring out minor cultural sensibilities and incorporate them into her fashion. It all started with her preference and interest in Asian visual culture.

Her works have won her awards in illustrations and other design fields. She is now working with a variety of brands to further highlight her appearance as a digital designer, where she also collaborates regularly across projects in the gaming industry.

3DBehemoth

Location: Alicante, Spain

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Diego is a 26 year old cloth artist from Alicante, on the east coast of Spain. He is addicted to video games and fashion, and that made him start in the 3D fashion industry less than a year ago.

He has always been the weird boy in his childhood, he’s always thought out of the box and had tastes that most people haven’t.

His brand and designs are mostly based on that feeling of being weird, the feeling that he’s the only person who likes what he likes and that he’s ok with that.

He has tons of influences, but the most relevant are: Japanese culture, plastic/latex and neon, dark, spooky and cute things.

In his designs he loves mixing different concepts to create high contrast between colours, textures and shapes, and to create a feeling of both separation and togetherness.

Sasa3dimensions

Location: Italy

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Elisa is an Italian fashion designer who discovered in 3D, not only an innovative method of design, but a real means of communication.

In 3D she is able to achieve full self expression and create a whole world of meaning and detail around her creations— giving life to something completely new.

When she was young she used to steal from her mother’s wardrobe some old forwards or tiny pieces of fabric in order to create the look of her imagination. Years later and nothing has changed. It has just evolved in a constant exchange of impressions and knowledge.

Alyona Briukhanova

Location: Ukraine

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Alyona is an independent fashion stylist and visual merchandiser who has been working in 3D innovative technologies and fashion since 2007.

She blends her international work experience with a BA degree in Fashion Styling.

In September 2020 she launched a digital styling project — DGTL Stylist.

She was also the the Digital-Only Fashion Contest 2020 Gran Prix Winner.

Xander Smith

Location: Los Angeles, United States

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Xander is a founding member and the Lead Digital Artist at Aliza Technologies, where they are working to use AI and deep-learning techniques for animation and character design.

He has a background working as a concept artist in film and television.

Some of his favorite projects include American Horror Story, Aquaman, Godzilla vs. King Kong, and Star Wars: The Mandalorian.

He is excited about the future intersection of character design, deep-learning, and digital fashion.

HonoreHL

Location: Rwanda, Africa

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Hirwa Leon Honore is a 3d artist from Rwanda.

He is most experienced with animation, modeling, and shading.

His work inspires to simultaneously merge traditional and contemporary culture driven styles, that aim to paint a richly diverse and fantastical picture of digital clothing possibilities and bring about a minimal, yet fashion forward style.

Mar Guixa Studio

Location: Barcelona, Spain

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Mar Guixa is the founder of Mar Guixa Studio studio— a design studio based in Barcelona.

Mar is an emerging virtual fashion designer who loves the interaction of colors and shapes, quality rather than quantity and bringing unique creative concepts behind digitally constructed garments.

She believes that the essence of the fashion industry lies in living constantly between reality and art.

She is passionate about art, tech and the exploration of creative’s limits.

Lucy Lee

Location: Seoul, South Korea

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Lucy has been working as a 3D designer for over 3 years in Seoul. Her passion purely lies in 3D digital fashion design and art.

She majored in fashion designer and 3D software at Sejong University in Seoul and also collaborated with the Kyoto Art School in Japan for their exclusive digital fashion show.

Lucy’s design style is highly unique, where she often combines whimsical looking backgrounds and poses to plan a completely new design expression. Here, she uses texturing and patterns to refine details and intensify the desired disposition.

Burak Dahan

Location: Turkey

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Right after graduating from Chemistry in 2012, Burak took a distinct change and began studying Fashion Design, attending pattern making and garment construction courses.

He fell in love with this new world of design possibilities and started to build up a strong career in the industry, even becoming the ‘Gold Award Winner’ at the EURASIA REMIX 2016.

Burak is currently working as Head of Design & 3D Design at the
Asmara International-Turkey Office.

Nina Doll

Location: Germany

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Nina is originally coming from an analog fashion tailoring background.

She now spends her time experimenting with the creative freedom of the virtual world, where she can create a garment made from any kind of material, can imagine and showcase the clothing in whatever environment that comes to her mind, without any restrictions.

Her main interest currently comes from exploring emotions in the digital space through abstract sculpts.

YeKaterina Burmatnova

Location: New York, United States

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Yekaterina Burmatnova is a Russian transplant living in NYC. She uses her heritage and the city she lives in to drive and inspire her design aesthetic.

She is a dedicated knitwear and sweaters designer that found an escape from everyday life in 3D design.

Besides work, here are a few of her favorite things: hanging out with her 2-year old fur baby, Mango, traveling, baking bread and getting tattoos.

AVA3Ddesigners

Location: Turkey and Australia

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After years of Mina working and tutoring fashion design and dressmaking, and after years of her friend Pegah map-making and freelancing in fashion design, they decided to join forces as a team to create a new way of offering visual delicacies.

They gave life to AVA3Ddesigners, mixing passion for artistic designs with advanced technological instruments, where the middle-eastern taste of colors and designs meets the new era of computer designing.

Are you interested to join our Global Designer Network?

We would love to hear from you.

When its come to picking new designers to join us, we think it’s important to pick the right people because they’ll represent DIGITALAX and they will be the front face of our vision.

Our designers are skilled in 3D garment, accessory modeling across platforms like CLO3D, Maya, Marvelous Designer etc.

However, more importantly, they are passionate about digital fashion and taking this industry forward. We are operating on the cutting edge and there is no clear cut route to working with us to create the future we envision.

Ultimately, what is required to join is the passion and drive it takes to succeed and innovate. Individuals, brands with a vision for the future of digital fashion have something to contribute to the collective thought process of our network.

To learn more and see if the opportunity is a right fit fill out our form HERE.

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Building the first Digital Fashion Operating System. www.digitalax.xyz

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