CGTrader is a 3D model marketplace for computer graphics and 3D printing, backed by a strong designer community. On CGTrader, 3D artists and designers share and sell their models, and their customers can choose from a wide collection of high-quality 3D models or hire a designer for a custom job. CGTrader also gives an opportunity for talented 3D designers to showcase their work, get valuable feedback, learn from peers, and interact in a designer-friendly environment.
The company is based in Vilnius, Lithuania. It was founded in 2011 by a 3D designer Marius Kalytis. CGTrader is backed by seed funding from Lithuanian venture capital fund Practica Capital and Intel Capital.
Marius has been working in the field of 3D design, graphics and animation since 1994. Previously he was the founder and CEO of a 3D visualization and animation company Visual Mind. Marius founded CGTrader to challenge the current industry model and provide more author-friendly royalty terms for 3D artists and designers. He has been working with CGTrader since 2010 and aims to make it the best 3D model marketplace worldwide.
Dalia leads the marketing efforts of CGTrader. She has been working with startups since 2007 and has co-founded several companies, including one in digital and social marketing space. Her background comes from business and finance, but her passion is entrepreneurship: especially working with new companies and innovative products.
Donatas started working with AutoCAD professionally at the time when it was not so common - in 1992. Two years later he became an AutoCAD instructor and certified expert. Since 2005, he served as CEO and shareholder of AGA-CAD Ltd. He was one of the very first people to believe in a global 3D model marketplace and democratizing the 3D model market.
Edmundas is a very versatile web developer and designer, with expertise and experience in both front-end and back-end development as well as UI design. Pokes Ruby on a daily basis for his own entertainment. Prior to CGTrader, Edmundas worked on several non-profit projects and made a living as a freelancer. The desire to change the world has not disappeared, and right now Edmundas is working to improve the 3D model market with CGTrader. He joined CGTrader in 2012.
A simple electronic watch on his wrist pretty sums up everything about this guy. He likes to bring simple solutions, accuracy and style. Vilius became a very important member of the team instantly after he joined it, as he constantly comes up with fresh ideas of platform development. He is aimed to gain additional knowledge every day – it influences whole team to keep the fast pace as well.
Alex is one of the freshest members of CGTrader.com family. Since day one in our office he felt like being at home. So he does not regret even visiting our office on Saturdays. He has a degree in Management. To his own surprise, Alex is doing extremely good in the field of marketing or public relations - getting in touch with the right people at the right time. Alex does not need to talk a lot – he prefers action. There is one more passion of his: food. Especially, chicken. We have started wondering if he has a farm!
Neringa was an intern in CGTrader in the autumn of 2013. She liked to work here, so it was a no brainer decision when we suggested her to join the team as a marketing project manager. She is responsible for all those trendy 3D printable things which were born in 2014. The world would not know about 3D printable badges to support Ukraine or a 3D printable Leo statuette - a prize to consolate Leonardo DiCaprio for not winning the Oscar once again, if Neringa had not thought about them out. She is also responsible for selecting featured models on the marketplace. Neringa is a CGTrader's finger on the world's pulse.
Justas Janciauskas is CGTrader’s Sales Support Executive, responsible for guiding designers to successful merchandising and maintaining the customers happy. He started out as an intern and was soon recognized as an integral part of the team as well as a passionate customer service ambassador. Although an exceptionally picky eater, Justas is a never-in-a-bad-mood kind of guy and, probably, the most patient man in the office.
Jean-Baptiste Daguené is CGTrader’s Head of Business Development, responsible for all things driving growth – from attracting rock star talents to building CGTrader’s community and expanding the product offering. Prior to joining CGTrader in July, 2014, JB worked with some high-flying European start-ups and was one of the main protagonists in their transformation to leading global companies with offices around the world. Given his keen interest in innovation, healthy appetite for life and curious mind, it goes without saying that JB is a passionate traveller and a real people person.
Rimantas Liubertas is CGTrader’s Chief Technology Officer. He takes very good care of our servers and development, making sure we stay on top of our game. Having spent most of his career working through new ideas in web development, he confesses deep love for everything www and iOS programming. Besides his passion for the web and besides being a really quiet man, Rimantas has got many surprises up his sleeve – from serious interest in photography to expert knowledge of constellations and stars.
Justė Šemetaitė is CGTrader’s Community Manager. She focuses on creating compelling and engaging content for CGTrader’s community and growing brand awareness, and is only slightly obsessed with the power of words. She’s been dabbling with creative writing and advertising her entire career, developing a keen interest in ground-breaking discoveries and innovation. Juste has a laissez-faire attitude to life and a quirky sense of humour that often gets her into trouble.
Dmitrij Avedenij is CGTrader’s Web Developer, responsible for ensuring our website is running in pristine condition at all times. He’s an expert in Ruby on Rails and always first to offer a helping hand, when it comes to computer-related office disasters. Dmitrij is a natural sharer, who is best known for his highly tailored movie and music recommendations. Though spontaneous and travel-loving, he can often be discovered binge video gaming.
Edvardas Šmulaitis is CGTrader‘s Marketing Technologist & Product Development Manager, responsible for everything concerning customer online experience and product development. He’s a natural-born entrepreneur, having launched the biggest music social network in Lithuania while still in his senior year of high school and developed his keen interest in international business by working for a US fashion e-commerce retailer. Since Edvardas is a passionate mélomane, it’s no surprise he’s bloody good at listening to what others have to say, both in business and life, so no action is ever taken until all the cards are on the table. What scares the socks off him is the dark art of cooking, but his ambitions to master it remain unbridled.