My Toy Story
In the beginning, I was sent "generic" classic toys as rough templates. These classic designs go way back and in fact, cross cultural boundaries so it's safe to say many kids from all parts of the world grew up with various incarnations of these designs for many a decade. I had to photograph the designs, create detailed specs, redraw them and send these designs to the factory in China to confirm the feasability of the construction. Luckily, only minor tweeks were needed but it was great to know that the factory could realize my designs. Next came the colours. I wanted to create a palette that would be cohesive for all 6 designs. It was a huge undertaking for me because my idea of working with colour is to mix it first! I had to send them Pantone colours and this was hard for me as I am not used to working this way. I was extremely pleased with the sample prototypes and was good to go next on the box designs. Here are photos of the final product, my finished toys called Flip Floppy, Toy Monkey Trapeze, Ladder Fun, Peck Peck, Chalk-Draw, and Whirly. They are all made with non-toxic coatings.