Happy Returns Studio

Contact us

  1. Redemptive Plastics
  2. Adopt an Ott
  3. Counterpoise [Fish out of Water]

Client Work
  1. Jenny Kendler - Close to You
  2. Jenny Kendler - Governors Island
  3. Marz Community Brewing
  4. Michael Reese Trust
  5. Norman Teague Design Studios

  1. Robotics
  2. Recycled Plastics
  3. Machine Integration
  4. Material Research & Application
  5. Analogue to Digital
  6. Digital to Analogue
  7. Large Format 3D Printing
  8. Mold Making

Happy Returns Studio —

  1. Happy Returns Studio is led by Cody Norman and Tom Burtonwood, artists and designers based in the Chicago area. Between the two of them they have over 40 years of combined experience solving creative problems and producing high touch outcomes for commissioned public art projects, commercial work and their own studio practices.


The Happy Returns studio, located in Chicago, is home to a number of industrial tools including a Kuka robotic arm and an artisanal materials recycling line.

We specialize in:
3D scanning/photogrammetry
3D printing
CNC milling (wood, foam, plastics, composites)
Plastic shredding
Clay 3D printing
Robotic 3D printing
Robotic milling (5 Axis)