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Doll Designer and illustrator
Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA
- As a doll designer I work with toy companies on a freelance basis to create new fashion dolls and other girls toys. - I specialize in fun, fabulous, fashion illustrations, creating both digital illustrations on Adobe Photoshop and traditional hand-painted drawings. Specialties: Doll design and illustration. Fashion illustration.
Doll Designs - Digital Artwork
Avastars Fashionista Doll
I create innovative new toy concepts as well as design and illustrate head-to-toe looks for existing doll lines. I have provided illustration and toy design services to numerous clients including MGA, Jakks Pacific, Spinmaster, Playmates Toys and more. I also collaborating with Funosophy to invent the Pony Royale toy line.
As a member of the faculty at Sewing Arts Center in Santa Monica I teach students how to choose and make basic alterations to commercial patterns, understand the qualities of different fabrics, assemble a quality sewing kit, become familiar with the home sewing machine, and sew garments.
While at Mattel I designed everything from groovy bathing suits to traditional costumes to elegant ballgowns for Barbie and her friends and family.
Assisted the head fashion designer in pattern-making, embroidery designs and fashion photography shoots for women's contemporary sportswear company.
Illustrated line sheets and created presentation boards for elegant knitwear company.
Won the Reebok International Designovation contest and then interned at the Reebok apparel division in Stoughton Massachusetts. Worked directly with their active wear designers to create a new line of in-line skating apparel.
Assisted menswear design team with developing designs, creating concept boards and coordinating presentations.
Achievements: Reebok International Designovation contest winner Exhibited shoe designs at the International Paris Shoe Trade Show Dean's List
I transferred to Parsons in Paris in my Junior year, and finished my bachelors degree there.