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About Tiny Tokens

I am an industrial design engineer by trade, and I have been working as a freelance designer for about ten years. A few years ago I noticed that in my freelance work I was doing increasingly more graphic design. And while I like doing graphic design, I missed making three dimensional products that people could actually hold and interact with. At this time I had also been interested the increasing use of 3d-printing in design, but found the quality of prints that affordable FDM printers could make lacking for finished products. However, I had heard good things from friends and colleagues about the high quality prints made by a Dutch company called Shapeways. Because I’ve always liked playing board games, tabletop role-playing games, and card games such as Magic: the Gathering, and because a die seemed like an ideally suited small item to produce using high quality 3d-printing in metal, the first design I made for an item printed by Shapeways was of a twenty sided spindown life counter die.

I was quite amazed by the quality of this first print, and decided to also design a matching d4, d6, d8, d10 and d12 to get my first full dice set. Designing dice turned out to be a very enjoyable experience for me, and this, coupled with the positive responses I received both in person and online, has made it that I haven’t stopped designing dice and other related products ever since. An added bonus is that Shapeways makes it easy to sell designs that have passed their quality control to a worldwide audience.

This website is an attempt to collect and showcase all my designs that are currently available for on-demand printing through my Shapeways shop and combine this with several items I make myself. These last are available through the web shop part of this site.

The name for this website and the brand under which I sell my gaming related items was originally from another project that I am still working and that will hopefully available through this website in the near future. I am currently also branching out into other types of items such as jewelry, and there should be more of these types of items added here in the coming months as well.

If you are looking for any particular items or a custom or customized design, please contact me here.
If you are curious about my other freelance design work, you can have a look at my portfolio here. (I am always on the lookout for interesting and challenging design projects.)
You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram and YouTube.

~ Chris