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Chris did an excellent job working on a CAD design for my neighborhood association placard. He was very responsive and handled everything in a timely manner. Very professional and surprisingly affordable for the quality of his work. Highly recommended!Jan 2, 2019Verified
Strain Engineering is still working with Illustrative Designs CAD Services on a high-priority and very critical project, and has no complaints whatsoever. Chris Andrews' manner and work have both been spot-on. We plan on working with Chris going forward on this and several other follow-on projects related to the project currently underway. I would most certainly recommend Chris.Nov 1, 2017Verified
I give the experience and Chris 6 stars!!! This platform is very user friendly and simple. After a simple CAD designer search in Google, thumbtack proved worthiness once I put in my request for a project. Within 8 hrs there were 3 solid options. I went with Chris and would strongly recommend him for projects in his scope. Chris absolutely listens to the customer while providing direction from his industry experience. His work ethic is bar none, extremely pleased. Thank you Chris and Thumbtack for making a dream become a reality. DustinFeb 27, 2015Verified
Chris is literally amazing. He took a rough idea for a complex medical device and turned it into a detailed working CAD design and animation. What impressed me the most was his responsiveness and integrity. We started at a primitive stage conceptually and kept refining and evolving it through an iterative process. He was very easy to work with and stayed at it till we got there, at his own personal expense, and the final product is outstanding. He also gave great value, much more than expected. He's brilliant at working with a digital engineering format and it made my head spin to see what he created. Plus he's a fine person. I give him my highest recommendation, he will not disappoint.Jul 29, 2019Verified
First off, this was the first time using Thumbtack and hiring a CAD designer. I came in thinking this was going to be a nightmare trying to get someone to take my poorly sketched idea and bring it to life. Then I came across Chris (Illustrative Designs CAD Services) who had great reviews and claimed he was going to listen to me and work with me... Usually my B.S. radar goes off immediately, but I gave him a chance anyway. I could not be happier with the results. He jumps through hoops to make his clients happy, which is why I wanted to write a good honest review and tell you about my experience (even if I ramble a bit). We started with a phone call, talked about the bare bones of my idea and he enthusiastically answered all of my questions on how to proceed. He offered an NDA and then we were off to the races. Throughout the entire process, he promptly answered anything I sent his way and would jump on any scheduled phone call. It has been great working with Chris because I lack the experience he has and he was so willing to work with me even if I had dumb questions or requests. His price may seem higher than some of the competition on Thumbtack, but it's for a reason... You get a professional who takes his work seriously and has excellent customer service. I have a few more ideas in mind and have no desire to look elsewhere. Chris has been awesome to work with and I would recommend him to anybody. -- Thank youFeb 27, 2017Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My pricing is timed during CAD modeling and monitored through my project management tool. Clients can monitor burned budget hours on tasks clearly detailed. 3D files can be viewed and marked up with free industry standard computer systems software such as Blender or eDrawings.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?First we would sign and secure a non-disclosure non-compete document. Then I request an email address and invite you to my collaborative project task management intranet site. Clients upload content, to be archived on this private secure site. I often first provide quick "Blue-Sky" render concepts with highly detailed finished working drawings or animation renderings which depend on finalized phases of product development needs. Often, I am producing 3D printed prototypes using my in house 3D Printers or those outsourced for different materials.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have many years of real life successful consumer product design experience. I continue to attend industry trade shows such as Maker Fair Events, 3D SolidWorks User Group Meetings, Roll outs, and follow collaboration partners around the world; specifically in Asia and the United States.