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TOY DESIGNER illustrator animator INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER
Galiano Island, BC
Over the years the main bread and butter of my career has been in toy and juvenile product design. I've worked with and/or for companies like Mattel/Fisher-Price, MARVEL comics, Nickelodeon, Sesame Workshop, NASCAR, & HIT Entertainment. I also spend a lot of time making short animations for the toy industry. Currently, I'm illustrating a series of children's comic/activity books. I'm also writing and illustrating a book based on the adventures of my daughter, Annie Octopus.
2010 Portfolio Pages
2010 Image Library
I will update this section soon however the abbreviated version is as follows:
Bachelor of Industrial Design
Emily Carr University, Vancouver BC Canada
2000 - 2003:
Staff Designer, Sesame Design Team
Fisher-Price Brands, New York City
2003 - Present:
Freelance Designer working with:
(Toys and Animation)
(licensed kids furniture and accessories)
(Toys and Furniture)
-Big Electronic Games
...and a bunch of other independent clients.
All things Adobe
Flash and Director animations (great for product simulations!!)
Web Design (see www.paulben.com my most recent project)
I have my own model shop capable of providing accurate volume and display models, prototypes, character sculpts, rubber molds, and paint masters.
I also restore and rebuild vintage toys and can master & cast replacement and/or custom components on request!
Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (ECIAD)