John Robertson is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, Scottish pioneer in digital design and 3D printing, with an international portfolio of innovation in design across multiple domains from visualisation to physical materials, an independent consultant, technical author and adult skills trainer.

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Once interviewed by a journalist from GQ Men's watch magazine, asked if 3D printing would be in everyone's home in the future, I replied No! because of the skills required, the many Health and Safety issues of exposure to potentially hazardous fumes and materials and the industry standards of material standards used for example in the Food industry and Flame Retardant properties for homes. (it was deemed as non editorial)

Their is also waste issues from failed builds and support materials, the environmental impact of materials E.g. Stereolithography Resins, and ABS plastics, traditionally 3D printing has been used in the design development stages to Rapid Prototype conceptual designs and improve them at minimum cost to tooling, since the early US patients expired consumer devices become available on the market and Makerbots CEO Bre Pettis marketing slogans to the media seen in the 2014 documentary film 'Print the Legend' link that generated the media hype to the public that it could be in every home. (excerpt from creative industry lunch and learn titled Hype vs Reality)John R


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Good Work Guild Member

The RSA + Autodesk Foundation link Good Work Guild link. a diverse global network of Fellows working to tackle the most pressing issues related to economic security and labour-market transforming technologies.

3D Printing and Consulting

Received a Special Thanks for Supporting the launch of the UTT TTAP Factory, link (Tamana Technology & Animation Production Factory) The most advanced blended education and commercial facility in animation in the Caribbean and Central American region, giving Trinidad and Tobago animators access to new technology and the global animation market valued at US$ 354.7 billion in 2020, projected to reach US $642.5 billion by 2030.

Build model of Professor Kenneth S. Julien founder of the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT), sculpted by Kayden James.

Affordable computing and online access

Discussed affordable computing and online access to education with in a woman's crisis center in Laventille, pointing out the raspberry Pi link computer and the free linux open source software available as a possible solution. (having owned one since 2012)

Breast feeding medal

I was trained in engraving at Guildhall Uni by the craftsman who hand engraved the plates for £5 note for the bank of England, and I later worked closely with the CNC test bed centre which made the first prototypes of the Digital Bank Notes for the Royal Mint.

Work-in-progress (WIP) a medal design requested by a breast feeding councilor for a UN breast feeding project in the Caribbean, Breast is best, as it passes the good antibodies to the new born from the mothers immune system, creates a greater bond as well as many other benefits.

Beauty Products

Found their is no R & D agreement between the small Caribbean island, which I have been locked down and the UK Gov, We checked in an attempt to bring tech in development which digitally matches skin tones and 3D prints it into custom made foundation makeup to look at its applications in healthcare covering scares and burns (custom camouflage), but found a way of achieving this remotely, now launched with millions of combinations DCYPHER link has now Won Cosmopolitan Beauty Award.

Innovator Member of the Digital Twin Hub

UK Gov National Digital Twin programme (NDTp) link, hosted by the University of Cambridge, Examining the impact of extreme weather on energy, water and telecoms networks, and how a collaborative, data-sharing approach can improve their resilience to climate change. link

Certified spare parts for the Emergency Services in the Third World

Wife is a returning national and Dec 2019 in Trinidad and Tobago met a scientist from the Adopt a River Program who asked for ideas to assist the water authority through the seven years of much lower than expected annual rainfall and daily temperatures of 35°C, leaking pipe system leading to water rationing nationwide, Then went to meet the Fire Service chief training officer in the Capital, she described the need to pump Water from the Sea to fight Fires in the Capital City, discussing the increased corrosion from Salt water and the need for a reliable supply chain for spare parts for the pumps.

Mastering AM at MTC The National Centre for Additive Manufacturing

Mastering AM at MTC The National Centre for Additive Manufacturing Contacted MTC Advanced Manufacturing Centre link about their (FIAB) Factory In A container Box project link, and was given the go ahead from Director of Operations to contact the required people, FIAB is the remote manufacturing of certified parts, using industry 4.0. link which also reduces the carbon footprint of the distribution supply chain.

Dr Alleyne, a top Nasa space engineer from Trinidad, contacted to liaise

MTC The National Centre for Additive Manufacturing

My Initial idea's included reverse engineering surface spraying parts with white powder and 3d scanning, extruding recycled palm oil derived Polylactic acid PLA filament class 7 plastic Recyclable, Biodegradable, Compostable, FDM 3d printing the PLA and vacuum casting metal parts.

Sand casting from molds made from SLA assembled parts casting in forge, finishing and multi layer lacquer cast metal for sea water protection, and part dimensional inspection for verification, with CAD files IP Intellectual property licensed through industry bodies.

Shared under Creative Commons license.

Awarded Full Fellowship of the RSA

After being invited to join in June 2019 was Awarded Full Fellowship of the RSA link (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) an award granted to individuals that the RSA judges to have made outstanding achievements to social progress and development.

Pioneer in Digital Design

STFC Hartree Center

Business Partner since 2018 with the world-class research facilities for the UK, the STFC Science and Technology Facilities Council Hartree Centre link, with its Super Computers and [email protected] link The Hartree Centre is at the global forefront of antiviral therapeutics research link to help treat patients who have contracted the COVID-19 and reduce the burden on critical healthcare services, the Hartree centre is the UK centre of AI and Quantum Computing.

‘John Robertson has an international portfolio of innovation in design across multiple domains from Computer visualisation to physical materials’

The stomach cramps virus permission granted for the photograph by the Hartree Centre computer Scientists, who wished to reveal their work to the public, these included the highest detail 3D model of a cancerous cell.

Assisted the STFC Science Technology Facilities Council research into improving Mental Health in the UK under Prime Minister Theresa May, NHS Digital and policy makers through the Royal Society of the Arts.

Closely linked to decades of the leading research into links with famine, discrimination and substance abuse, and the UK Gov Pilot scheme into personalized care, presently in a White Paper to be put before the UK Government to reform the Mental Health act link.

Member of Institute of Digital Engineering.

The IDE link, at Loughborough University link which has a Viper Si2 for automotive design prototyping.

The automotive sector is undergoing dramatic global change. Technology is creating new opportunities for innovative companies. Digital engineering solutions will play a critical part in the journey to develop the (‘net-zero’) mobility products and services of tomorrow.

Bioprinting: 3D Printing human body parts

Certificate in Bioprinting: 3D Printing human body parts. from University of Wollongong Australia. link

Stem cells harvested from the blood in the discarded placenta from the birth of a healthy new born, the Stem cells which contain no donor DNA uses include:

Burns victims survival rate increase dramatically when 3D printed Bioprinting skin (being turned into mobile devices) is applied to Burns.

3D Printed SLA scaffold models are used to grow skin tissue of human body parts including ears which are especially difficult for plastic surgeons to create as they require multiple operations to skin graft the three dimentional form.

SLA scaffold with liver cell models pioneered at MIT with over a million cells have the potential to test new Cancer drugs on the patient own liver cells to check for possible rejection.

NFT Rare Digital Art

Gallery of some of Rare Digital Art link with identity verified and NFT certified as a digital asset to be unique using the Hive blockchain, which is being used to build the decentralised Web 3.0.

British Library: Antiquities

In 2019 was invited to the British Library, to meet the Project Manager, British Library Labs, and the Digital Curator for the Asian and African Collections at the British Library/Museum to discuss their work creating non contact 3D scanning (photogrammetry) of the rarest antiquities and embedding them online link to give the World free access.

British Library Kings Library
The King's Library at the British Library, the national library of the United Kingdom and is one of the largest libraries in the World.

Adult skills trainer

While supporting approximately one thousand students with their creative projects in 2018 helped establish the UEL Digital Fabrication Lab (DFUEL) link training centre within ACE Architecture Computing and Engineering and the ARTS, with trusted partners including Laser Lines Ltd link and Autodesk Design Academy link, providing Fusion 360 training, Drone design and Auto Topology to staff and students.

Laser Lines
Laser Lines © Stratasys Platinum Partner

Design and Craftsmanship

My creative design and craftsmanship with VerticesEdge Ltd using generative design, flawless in structural form designed to show dynamics of flow and structural form without weakness, Hallmarked with a unique customised laser and marketed using interactive VR Virtual Reality link through social media and sold Globally through our own E-commerce website.

Design and Craftsmanship
Flawless in structural form designed to show dynamics of flow and structural form without weakness. Geometry algorithm generated by 'Sculpture Generator 1' Carlo H.Sequin, UC Berkeley'. Silver Bangle

Had interviews published online with industry experts and luxury fashion magazines and Featured in the pages of publications including VOGUE, THE WORLD of INTERIORS, GQ, TATLER, and Good HouseKeeping, House of COCO.

Jack Meyer, CADJewellerySkills

Indeed, it seems pretty much every piece of jewellery he sells on his site is a marvel of technical innovation.

3D Scanning and Reverse engineering

Fine detail online Interactive VR 3D scan

After meeting the UK Passports ID Expert in 2014 and discussing the geometry ratio issues in building a 3D model from a single 2D ID image to use in 3D printings, created this high detail WebGL 3D Virtual Reality model link, for use with mobile devices and VR headsets, it includes annotations and environmental lighting, with thanks to Cannon UK, and 3D Systems Gentle Giant Studios, and published on the Epic Games Sketchfab platform. (I suppose mention the Metaverse here)

Self 3D Scan which was Inspiration for the iMakr MiniYou project

3D printing specialist

As the 3D printing specialist for LGS London Graphic Systems (acquired by Ethos integration 2016), the digital workflow, Colour management and print specialists described as a fourth forth emergency service by the creative industries in London, for its swift expert response to technical and service issues.

Clients include the major Architectural practices, Car design studio's, Product and Packaging design studio's and Creative Design and Branding agencies and more, As the 3D printing specialist, CAD consultant, skills trainer, technician, I held creative industry Lunch and Learn events, talks and was a spokesperson to the media, including the Wall Street Journal, GQ, The Gadget Show and print industry journalists.


Created illustrations for my own publications and web design, and have worked closely with Disney style sheet (Original reference Artwork) illustrator Max Calò converting his brush and ink artwork into the digital version for industry reproduction.

© Disney

Technical Author

Commissioned by Peter Taylor MBE the director of training at The Worshipful Company of GOLDSMITHS', two papers which where combined and published as a industry white paper in 2005 link which has been cited by the World Gold Council as authority on the subject.

"Designed to demystify the technical jargon associated with the 3D industry, the jewellery industry was an early adopter of 3D printing, termed as a disruptive technology which helped quietly revolutionise the industry, following the publication The GOLDSMITHS' Centre link was established."


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Social Media

First tweet as 3D Printing Specialist was on 3D Systems Bespoke software affordable pre-surgery medical models from DICOM scan data and was picked up by a presenter for Science Channel in the US.


Demographic audience analysis - Analytics - certificate in Business Digital Marketing, SEO Search Engine Optimisation, Data analytics and metrics from Google LLC.

Facebook pixel used across Meta audience targeting, criteria like age, gender identification, location, education, and income, hardware, browser and image resolution, marketing techniques and advertising targeting strategies and the legal use of personal data.

Digital Watermarking of images, Global Trademark Registration, Copyrighting content, Digital Intellectual Property protection.


Website cloned globally for localised delivery with language packs to assist in translation, 2.35k unique monthly visitors, without advertisers, marketing or paid Corporate social media campaigns.

Counties visited

England, Scotland, Whales, France, Germany, Greece, United Arab Emirates - Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, and Oman, Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur and Borneo, Thailand, Japan and Trinidad and Tobago.

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