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.

Work Samples

  • Random Images

  • 2010 Portfolio Pages

  • 2010 Image Library

Work History

I will update this section soon however the abbreviated version is as follows: 2000: 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: -Mattel/Fisher-Price (Toys and Animation) -SFi Designs (licensed kids furniture and accessories) -HIT Entertainment (Furiniture) -Sesame Workshop (Toys and Furniture) -Big Electronic Games (Product Simmulations) ...and a bunch of other independent clients. Proficient with: All things Adobe Flash and Director animations (great for product simulations!!) Web Design (see www.paulben.com my most recent project) Product Photography 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!

Education

Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (ECIAD)

Specialties

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