About Us

Our Mission

3Dux/design is committed to promoting STEAM Education by offering an engaging platform that blends science, technology, math, and engineering with art and imaginative play. By incorporating sustainable and repurposed materials into the product, we give today's youth the tools to make a better tomorrow. 

The Story

3Dux/design is a true family business. Growing up in the Klein household required a good bit of creative thinking and improvising. Every year, holiday gift-giving had one rule:

"The best gifts are made with love, creativity and any materials already in the house rather than bought at a store."

So while millions would flock to stores seeking the best Black Friday deals, the Klein family would be rummaging through the recycling bin for raw materials and heading into the basement for extra cardboard boxes to start their gifts. 

It was truly amazing to watch odds and ends be transformed  into townhouses, parking garages, kitty-kingdoms and hamster havens. Yes, even the family pets were involved.    

The 3Dux/design ethos is that the best gift we can give our children is to allow them the freedom to create. Without pre-set rules and instructions (conspicuously absent from our modeling kits), children will learn to improvise, experiment, fail, reexamine, and succeed.  These are the skill sets that will aid them through life challenges. 

With the 3Dux/design Architectural Kits we encourage your children to experiment with form, function, creativity and deductive thinking.  

The Principals

3dux/design cofounder ayana klein working in the shop

Ayana Klein/co-founder 3Dux/design

Ayana is the Lead Product Developer and  Graphic Designer of the 3Dux/design team. She is a senior in high school and is heading towards a career in engineering and industrial  design where she can blend her love of the arts with her talents in math and science to create new products that will help solve today's problems and keep our planet green. 

cofounder of 3dux/design ethan klein working in the shop

Ethan Klein/ co-founder 3Dux/design

Ethan,  Chief Engineer and Production Manager is  a freshman in high school and  already proficient in CAD and complex modeling, 3D printing, and  CNC routing. Not to mention he is quite an expert at making custom 3D printed guitar picks on the side. 

The Support Staff

Marci, Product Development Consultant  brings over 20 years of experience as a community pediatrician. With a solid understanding of child development, safety and health issues, she has helped gear the product design to be highly engaging, educational and developmentally appropriate. She is also Chief Assistant to the Principals (job was formally titled Schlepper).

David is the  Human Resources Consultant and helps to make sure the company has a strong foundation, is a good working environment, and resolves all Tweetle Beetle Battles between the principals and (maternal) support staff. 

High top and Voodoo are the volunteer Quality Control Officers. Their duty is to make sure the cardboard  models are structurally are stable, fun to play in, and make great scratching posts. 

Goosebumps, the family gecko, is a silent partner.  

 

 

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