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Peter A. Wachtel ★ KIDToyology®
★Chief Creative KID @KIDToyology®
Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA
★Playful Product Design "Innovention". A “KID at Heart" - Lives and breathes the market place of Toys and Cool products every day as a Designer, Inventor, Teacher & Writer in Toy and Product Design while having Fun (Left & Right Brained). ★Award Winning Creative Design "Innovention" for: Toy, Product & Video Game Design, Graphics & Package Design, Theme Park & Entertainment Design, Branding, Creative Direction, Ideation, Inventing, Cartoon Voice-Overs, Writing for Design Publications, and Design Education. ★Designed & Developed more than 500 products for the Toy, Product & Video Game industries and Featured in: ID Magazine, Playthings, Toy Book, TD Monthly, KidScreen, WSJ, Inventors Digest, WSJ, The Today Show, CBS Early Show, Gene Simmons Family Jewels, Food Network's Sugar Dome, Everyday Edisons, The Smithsonian, Tonight Show with Jay Leno & various Radio Shows. ★Worked at and with some of the biggest toy & product companies in the World: A Squared Entertainment, Quirky, Cookie Jar, Tyco Toys, Applause & Dakin, Lanard Toys, Marvel, Toy Biz, Jakks Pacific, Playmates Toys, Snap Creative, Americhip, Big Mouth Toys, Side Show Collectibles, 4 Kids Entertainment, Six Flags, Equity Toys, Intex, Manhattan Toy, BAMKO, Strottman, Stravina, Funrise Toys, FAO Schwarz, Hooga Loo Toys, Promotional Partners, McDonalds, Burger King, Funosophy, Dynamic Designworks, Funanuf, Fun and Function, Buzz Bee Toys, Disney, Dream Works, Universal Studios, Mattel, Sesame Street, Crayola, Warner Bros., Hasbro, Floppets. ★Wrote numerous articles for toy magazines, blogs, 2 books on Toys, and was President of The Toy Association of Southern California. ★Taught Toy & Product Design at: MIT Toy Lab, Pratt, Parsons, CCAD, Otis College of Art & Design, Ai Hollywood & Fremont College. “I Play, therefore I am”. (designer+inventor+teacher+writer=creator) ★E-Mail: Kidtoyology@earthlink.net ★Web: www.about.me/kidtoyology ★Follow KIDToyology® on Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter & YouTube!
★Columbus College of Art & Design & Pratt Institute