My Design Blog

Happy Holidays!

Wishing you and your loved ones a happy holiday season and a peaceful new year! 2016 was quite a whirlwind. I don't know what's in store in 2017 but I hope it's a good one for us all. (more…)

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Princess of the World Barbie Dolls: The Design Illustrations

Once upon a time I worked as a doll designer at Mattel. In the Barbie Collector group I came up with an idea for a collection of historical dolls to refresh the old folkloric Dolls of the World line. The Princess of the World Barbie Dolls were the result. I spent several wonderful years researching historical fashion from around the globe for my designs. Each doll started with a…

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My Website Gets a Mini Makeover

My online portfolio has gotten a mini-makeover! Last year I updated the header to include one of my favorite doll design illustrations. This summer I simplified the images on the front page and updated the copy on some of the pages. This week I updated the portfolio. Did you know I DIY the whole thing? I've never hired anyone to help me design…

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