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Chris @ Illustrative CAD Designs
Chris @ Illustrative CAD Designs

Chris @ Illustrative CAD Designs

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Introduction: I am your highly accomplished, seasoned professional with a comprehensive background managing multiple engineering projects with tight deadlines. Primarily mechanical design, as well as other disciplines, and systems in a direct contract design environment. I collaborate and interface with individuals for efficiency, application, and project completion. I am considered an exceptional enclosure designer seasoned in advance surface modeling practices with mechanical working drawing creations. I enjoy working on ever changing product design assignments using licensed SolidWorks CAD software which usually results in 3D Animation, or 3D Prototype requests, and I deliver well designed working drawings geared toward injection plastic vendors. “Chris translates technology into technique”.
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Hired 118 times

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34 years in business

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Featured Projects
  • Design Robotic Material Handler

    Approx. $3000

  • Fully Injection Plastic Syringe CADD

    Approx. $2000

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, responsiveness, and professionalism.

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Stephen M.

3D Modeling

I am in the midst of a product design project with Chris and so far the experience has been awesome! Chris quickly grasped the concept and started designing and within 1 day I had a design that we have refined over the following couple of days. Today he is shipping me a 3D print version which I never thought could happen this fast! Before contacting Chris I envisioned a long and costly process, but here I am less than 1 week in and I have a prototype on the way. I'm blown away! Chris gave me some great advice and will be helping me to find a manufacturer. At this rate I will be in business in weeks!
Chris @ Illustrative CAD Designs's reply
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Nov 11, 2020
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Kirsten C.

3D Modeling

Chris did some awesome modeling for my project. He was always open to listen to my ideas and implement them into my project. I will definitely be using him for my future projects.
Chris @ Illustrative CAD Designs's reply
Thank you Kirsten. Let me know how that all goes, and no charge for minor revisions.
Jun 5, 2020
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Alon B.

3D Modeling

It took Chris 15 min phone call to understand what I’m looking for and to deliver an excellent product. Highly recommended
Chris @ Illustrative CAD Designs's reply
I would just like to say once again how excited I am about the prospect of putting my skills and experience in consulting to use on one of your projects and making a positive contribution in your firm in the future. Thank you again for your time and for considering me for this position. -Chris Andrews
Apr 1, 2021
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Scott H.

3D Modeling

Chris is very attentive to your needs and eager to do a great job. He is very knowledgeable in product design and even assisted with recommendations for manufacturing. I'm very happy to have chosen Chris with Ilustrative CAD Designs.
Chris @ Illustrative CAD Designs's reply
Thank you Scott while it has been a unique opportunity to enjoy such diverse assignments and think about big fish to catch some other day.
Feb 22, 2021
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Matthew r.

3D Modeling

Chris was my third designer, and also my last. I went through two other people that said they could deliver, but just strung me along, until I realized they were not able to execute my vision. Chris' attention to detail and ability to design what I wanted was top notch and I would recommend him to anyone needing a designer.
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Christopher Andrews

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    To create new and better realities I generally bill hourly CAD modeling services through an invited secure online project task management site. You will be able to monitor burned budget hours from your tasks which are clearly detailed. When necessary, budget pricing can be requested and achieved within reason. I cost less because there are no employee salaries, benefits, FICA, no rental or other overhead expenses, mainly time savings--no back and forth between departments, miscommunications, others not meeting your deadlines, while I remain in full control of the quality at every stage.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    First we would sign and secure a non-disclosure document such that an evaluation can be started. While it is suggested to agree to my provided "work contract"-- I first ask, "What is your budget?" A lot more detail, or a little can be accomplished depending on it. When requested, I utilize advanced screen share software to meet customers face to face, detailing in my notebook the important considerations and requests. Then I request an email address and invite you to your project task management intranet site where content is archived. Depending on the phase of your project, I often offer quick "Blue-Sky" concept images with preliminary working drawings, and sometimes animation renderings. Often, I am producing 3D printed prototypes using my in house Formlabs 2 machine or outsourced for more robust materials such as SLS nylon or rubbery TPU. Lastly, your files you will own can be viewed and marked up with free industry standard 3D viewers available on all O.S. platforms.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have an Associate Degree in Applied Sciences specializing in mechanical drawings with more than 33 years of real life successful consumer product design experience, SPECIALIZING IN FULLY INJECTION PLASTICS. I continue to attend industry trade shows, 3D User Group meetings, and keep up to date with manufacturing vendors around the world; specifically in Asia and the United States. I have attained mammoth skill-sets that I will provide for you to design your superior product that you envisioned.

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