CGTrader is the largest 3D model marketplace for computer graphics, virtual/augmented reality/ and gaming, backed by a strong professional designer community. On CGTrader, 3D artists, design studios and businesses share and sell their models. Enterprise and business customers can choose from a wide collection of high-quality 3D models that can be used in their projects, shortening project development time and saving resources. If the needed model cannot be found on the platform, customers can also hire a designer for a custom job.
CGTrader gives talented 3D designers the opportunity to showcase their work, get valuable feedback from the community, learn from their peers and interact in a designer-friendly environment. The platform allows designers to directly communicate with their customers and earn the highest royalties in the market. We also help professional design studios generate business leads and increase brand awareness.
The company was founded in 2011 by Marius Kalytis, a 3D designer. CGTrader is backed by Intel Capital and Practica Capital.
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.
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.
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.
Arvydas is responsible for driving traffic to CGTrader and analyzing and searching for new ways to make it grow. He is one of those people who hate answering emails, but he still often gets complimented for making other people’s lives better and easier, and… for being the tallest guy in the room.
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.
Vytautas joined CGTrader in April 2016 as a Product Owner. With over 5 years of experience in the tech space he has worked with both startup and large companies helping them grow and achieve their goals. Being very active in the community, he has co-founded and organized some of the biggest startup events in the region – Silicon Valley Comes to the Baltics and LOGIN Startup Fair. Following his motto “do what you love, love what you do” he goes wakeboarding every weekend of the summer and will be going to Burning Man in 2016 for a second time in a row.
Eduardas is an extremely positive person juggling different projects. He is responsible for the challenges happening on CGTrader, blog, forum management and other tasks related to marketing and community management. Being versatile, he adores learning new things, analyzing everything and everyone, being sarcastic and… Football. He hates Mondays, but wears a smile on his face. Even on Mondays.
Ginvilė is a marketing project manager and she joined the team back in April 2016. She earns her keep by building media relations, looking for small scale partnership opportunities as well as developing all sorts of exciting marketing analytics. Ginvilė is extremely socially active, so much so that it’s hard to pin down what she’s doing! But she is one of the organizers of TEDxVilnius, so that should tell you what kind of pro you’re dealing with!
If you at least once contacted us via online support, most likely you know who Mantas is. He is irreplaceable person taking care about our customers and community members. You can recognize him by the impressive beard, randomness and… Corny jokes. Being kind and mellow, Mantas is supportive not only for the community, but for the whole team.
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.
Motiejus is another versatile team player – his position description doesn’t really cover the work that he does. He’s our geek - the one playing with our 3D printer as well as writing in a blog, creating approach strategies and quickly getting reputation as the one who can learn anything. He says that he may not be the most empathetic person, he’s a really interesting and nice guy nonetheless. All in all, Motiejus is our jack of all trades.
Lukas been with CGTrader at least since February 2016. While he started out as an intern, he has since “graduated” into the position of a business development manager. Lukas spends his days communicating with designers and modelers, providing them with useful information and guiding them through the processes of becoming of a fully-fledged user of the platform. Previously, Lukas had worked as a waiter, a bartender and administrator, as well as having done the whole “work and travel USA” thing. He loves basketball and likes playing football in the rain.
Justė is our business development associate who joined the team in July 2016. She studied at Vilnius University, did 6 months of Erasmus exchange, and was an intern at the Lithuanian free market institute before coming to CGTrader. As a classy ol’ gal, Justė enjoys reading fantasy books, listening to rock music and watching old movies. But she’s not at all sedentary, oh no: she spends a lot of time cycling and camping, too. At work, she has a hard time controlling the volume of her loud laughter! And even if she's that loud, people appreciate her creativity and concentration.
Having started his career at CGTrader as an intern, Justas became an irreplaceable member of the business development team. He is valued for analytical and critical mind and is responsible for searching for ways to grow CGTrader’s community through attracting new talents. He always has a number of solutions for different problems (as Justas says, he is known for seeing problems everywhere) and looks for ways to improve the processes he is working on.
Laura started as an intern and got quickly adjusted to her role. Her responsibilities include establishing long-term customer relationships as well as partnerships with industry-related companies. Laura can't blow a balloon, but she could take you for a ride with her 1971 VW beetle.
Martynas joined the team on the last days of February 2016. Previously, he worked at Bored Panda and the sister project called DeMilked. Every word you read on CGTrader was written by him. He's a consummate video game fan, going as far as to spend two years studying video game magazines in Japan. He also knows a thing or two about miniature wargames. Boasting a luxurious mane of blonde hair and the ability to write anything, his three word description would be "Never. Shuts. Up."
A simple electronic watch on Vilius’ wrist pretty much sums up everything about the guy: he likes simple solutions, accuracy and style. Vilius became a very important member of the team immediately after he joined it: his constant stream of fresh platform development ideas made him indispensable! He aims learn more and more every day – it keeps the whole team on their toes, and they’re not slacking behind!
Žilvinas is a passionate web developer. He loves experimenting with new web technologies and believes that there’s nothing he can’t learn. Being remarkably ambitious, Žilvinas is passionate about extreme and competitive activities, electronic music and the startup ecosystem. He joined the team in late June after refusing a job interview with Google.
Ivan joined CGTrader at the start of April 2016 and he is a Ruby developer! His responsibilities include development and system improvements. He’s always looking for ways to improve team performance! When he’s not busy with CGTrader, he’s out cycling, which is his great hobby. Ivan also has a great sense of humour, which helps him deal with his terrible inability to dance. Before coming to CGTrader, this patient, scrupulous man worked at a Ukrainian IT company.
Yuri joined CGTrader in January 2016. As a Ruby developer, he deals in developing new as well improving existing features, refactoring code, performance optimization and so on. His hobbies include OOP and functional programming, with sports (extreme sports, even) and travel being his non-IT related passions. Yuri used to be a Ruby developer at one of the biggest cyber security companies and he describes himself as a self-made man and as a workaholic. However, it also leads to people praising him for his ability to achieve goals!
Laura is our junior front-end web developer, who actually started out as an intern! Her studies had started with finance and math, but her heart wasn't in it, so she took up Java programming. She had never imagined that she would be a programmer! Fittingly for our game-friendly website, she likes boardgames and videogames. Laura is responsible, smart and loves animals. Probably not water animals, because she's not much of a swimmer. Laura spends her free time with her boyfriend, working on their startup.
Aistė is our graphic designer. She takes care of visual materials for challenge competitions, infographics and other campaigns. Aistė is a self-critical and ironic person and she adores artbooks and video games. She is a talented painter - there is always a pencil and an eraser lying nearby, just in case the right mood strikes.
Artiom is a 3D designer who joined the CGTrader team in early 2016. He’s one of the interns (he was studying bioinformatics) who leveled-up to real position! Artiom fixes 3D models, writes 3ds Max scripts to make designers’ life easier and even works with game engines. He spends his free time programming, designing low polygon models, playing the guitar and engaging in sports like football, basketball and pool. Unsurprisingly, Artiom would spend a rainy Sunday by learning something new about programming or 3D graphics.
Raimondas is our 3D designer with 10 years of experience. He joined the CGTrader team in February 2016. Before that, he worked in advertising and game modeling studio Okta. Raimondas can be described as diligent, responsible and creative - that’s why his hobbies are studying and learning about new possibilities in 3D modeling. His favorite saying is “no money - no honey”.