FREELANCE / Client List
Disney Consumer Product, Franklin Mint, Mattel, Jakks Pacific, Warner Bros., Fox, MGM, Paramount, King Features Inc., NJ Croce Inc., LucasFilm via Applause Inc., Bandai America, Uncle Milton Toys, UltraGlas
GIRLS PRODUCT DESIGNER
Feb 2018 - Sep 2019 (1 year 7 months)
Rehired to refresh older toy lines from dolls through to helping introduce a line of realistic horse, which included all the skills sets already used in the first years of working with Lanard and was able to produce some 3D sculpted items for 3D printing. Painted show samples, provided Graphic and Art direction in new logo suggestions and art direction for the Girls new lines and fashions thru to the end of my contract. Created mood boards, story lines and future line expansion.
Sep 2015 - Jun 2016 (9 months)
Design outdoor decor from resin statuary, to metal and glass products with features and lighting. Company eliminated the internal product design team to focus on buying designs directly from China.
Feb 2007 - Mar 2008 (1 year 1 month)
Provided all print design for a Artificial Plant Manufacturer, their sales staff and 7 showrooms from west to east coast. Brochures to business cards, going back to my graphic design days. The company closed in 2008 at the start of the economic downturn.
PRODUCT DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT & PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT
Jan 2004 - Jul 2006 (2 years 6 months)
Recruited to provide design and product development and manage the product through to production, packaging and shipment to major outlets in United States. Included working through costing, meeting schedules and working within the teams handling a range of products for car and truck interior use. We shifted product sets within our group and I was in Sun Protections(Sunshades, Film, Rubber Floor Mats, Steering Wheel Covers to Metal Fans and Organization). Worked with design licenses, approvals and provided original illustrations. One of my designs increased sales 56% in my first year with the company. Then the mother company, Shell sold the company in 2006.
SENIOR GIRLS TOY DESIGNER
LANARD TOYS, INC.
Feb 2001 - Jan 2004 (2 years 11 months)
Created concepts thru to final production approval for Girls Toys:, Play Sets with features, dolls, ponies, toy horses, and bubble toys. Created original production art, spec sheets; created face designs, hair styles, clothing and textile designs. Made prototypes, using my model-making skills, sculpting, painting, styling hair, etc., for both production samples and photography needs. Assisted with packaging layout, copy, graphics and sales presentations. Coordinated scheduling and daily overseas communication.
SCULPTOR - Traditional Wax and Clay
WOODLAND HILLS, CA
Jan 1989 - Dec 1991 (2 years 11 months)
All projects major entertainment licensed characters ranging from Star Wars, Disney, Warner Bros., MGM and more. Make sculptures character correct and meet manufacturing restrictions.