Toy Designer, Illustrator, Product Design Development
Lake Oswego, OR
Feb 2000 - Present (23 years)
Toy Design from concept to aesthetic control drawings, illustration, applied graphics, chip art, and textile design for Large and Small Dolls, Fashion Dolls, Accessories, and Pre-School toys.
Manager- Disney Girls Product Design Development
El Segundo, CA
Oct 1987 - Feb 2000 (12 years 4 months)
I worked on Barbie for 7 years specializing in development design and customized and licensed product. I was a founding member in creating the Disney Doll design group and worked closely with Disney, Blue Bird, Pixar, and Bob Mackie to create aesthetically accurate and innovative product. I was responsible for guiding a staff of 20 designers, model makers, and sample makers to create final designs for production. I traveled extensively to manufacturing facilities and vendor suppliers to make final approvals for production start and materials development. I wrote the first development design proceedure manual for fashion dolls. I was a member of the Aesthetic Review Board, which trained key personel worldwide on Mattel design standards.
Los Angeles, CA
Jan 1983 - Oct 1987 (4 years 9 months)
Assistant to Dick Ellescas and Judy Woodruff. Assisted in all aspects of creating illustrations for various clients, (ie. Mattel Toys, L.A. Times.) Duties included research, drawing, painting, color swatching, and minor secretarial.
Buena Park, CA
Jan 1984 - Jan 1987 (3 years)
Responsible for renderings and painting exhibits for various installations. Included Unocal coorperate headquarters exhibit, Castaic Lake Visitor Center exhibit, and Los Angeles Museum of Science and Industry Energy Exhibit.