2018 - Present (3 years)
• Recent clients have included Horizon Group, Buzzbee Toys, Amloid Toys, Zrike Brands, Little Gifts, Inc. and more with a focus on water blaster toys, novelty giftware, kids craft items, plush pet toys, Disney and Star Wars consumer products.
Dandee International Ltd.
Feb 2020 - Jun 2021 (1 year 4 months)
• Responsible for the design of all seasonal plush toys, ceramics, gifts and home décor.
• Private label as well as licensed brands - Peanuts, Paw Patrol, Disney, Peeps, Garfield, Grinch, Harry Potter, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Build-A-Bear
Apr 2011 - May 2018 (7 years 1 month)
• Designed Reebok trampolines and fitness products, Fisher-Price swim gear, inflatable pools and games, and the Toys R Us Sizzlin’ Cool line of outdoor activity toys.
• Responsible for the design of the Toys R Us Bruin category of Infant and Preschool toys and the Animal Alley category of plush toys.
• Also designed toys for FAO Schwarz, Journey Girls, Animal Planet, Edu-Science, Strawberry Shortcake, My Little Pony and many more brands.
• Ideating creative product concepts from the sketch stage, to fully illustrated designs and technical layouts, to building three-dimensional models of those designs.
• Art directing sculptors at factories overseas to ensure the end product meets high-level design aesthetics.
New York, NY
2003 - 2011 (8 years)
• Clients included M.Z. Berger & Company, Bentex Kiddie Corporation, Out Of The Blue Consulting, A.D. Sutton & Sons, Inc., Accessory Network Group, Inc, and more.
• Focus was on kids apparel, stationery, toys, plush, back-to-school accessories, and backpacks.
• Licenses worked on: Disney Princess, Wall-E, Pixar Cars, Spider-Man, Nascar, Clifford The Big Red Dog, Crayola, Dora The Explorer
Kurt S. Adler, Inc.
1995 - 2003 (8 years)
• Designed holiday ornaments and giftware for iconic licensed brands such as Peanuts, Harry Potter, Spider-man, Superman, The Incredible Hulk, Spongebob Squarepants, Disney Princess, Pixar Cars, Fisher-Price, FAO Schwarz, Paddington Bear, Madeline, The Simpsons, Crayola, Dora The Explorer, My Little Pony, Strawberry Shortcake and more.
• Worked with United Media and Charles Schulz Creative Associates for 8 years designing Peanuts holiday giftware and table pieces. Gained an enormous wealth of experience and education in the business of licensing and approvals.