My Design Blog

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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Doll News: June 2016 Edition

Photo Credits: From left to right, Tree Change Dolls, Toy News International, Sydney Rose. This June saw a number of new doll releases from Mattel and other toy companies, but the big doll news this month is the change in how we play with dolls. Dolls were originally made for children, and this is still true, but more and more adults enjoy…

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Toy People Really do Care about Kids

On June 16th I met up some of my fellow toy people at an airy warehouse in Compton to organize and wrap toys for children in foster care.  CASA of Los Angeles and the Toy Industry Foundation organized the event, aptly called "Play Your Part L.A." It was a lot of fun. Not only did I spend an enjoyable morning helping to pack huge shipping crates…

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