163 - Ian Zelbo

Ian Zelbo is a 20 year old freelance 3D artist

Ian Zelbo is a 20 year old freelance 3D artist. His work has been featured in CNET, Forbes, Gizmodo, MacWorld, Mashable and Wired.

He first started learning 3D rendering during the pandemic in July 2020 (right around the time this newsletter got its start!) and has created an impressive portfolio in the short time that has followed.

Twitter → twitter.com/ianzelbo


  • Display - Apple Studio Display
  • Computer - custom built PC with an 11700K and a TUF RTX 3080 with 32gb of ram
  • Laptop (not pictured) - MacBook Pro 14’’
  • Mic - Deity VO-7U with Elgato Wave LP arm
  • Keyboard - Keychron K6
  • Mouse - MX Master 3 for Mac
  • Lamp - Tomons desk lamp
  • Desk mat - Grovemade Felt
  • Wireless charger - Base One from Nomad
  • Grid Studio Apple Watch Series 0 and iPhone 4
  • Desk - Celine from Design Within Reach


  • Blender
  • Keyshot
  • Cinema 4D
  • Photoshop
  • Final Cut Pro
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