Category: Doll Design

Meet the Doll Designers of the Future!

Every year I like to attend the Annual Exhibition of the graduating student's work at Otis College of Art and Design. As an alum I am proud of my school, but seeing the talent and mad skills of the new students really makes me happy (...and a little jealous! I wasn't taught all those great computer skills in school.) Each graduate…

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What does a Doll Wear to Her Sweet Sixteen?

A couple years ago I had this crazy idea to answer readers' fashion questions with fashion illustrations. It was an interesting but short-lived experiment on my fashion blog "The Style Confessions". Although I studied fashion design in school I found a job at Mattel fairly early on in my career. I've been designing dolls and doll clothes for years. As a result…

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It’s Tiki Time! A Play Set Design for your Hula-loving Dolls

All the girls I know who love going to hula theme birthday parties for their friends inspired my "Tiki Time" Hawaiian party play set design. The doll-sized 3D tiki hut is strung with lanterns, topped with "straw" and designed to look like real bamboo.  It would be cool if it played some Hula music because, after all, parties need music.  The play set also…

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