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Hey Everybody,
I went to the Fashion Institute of Technology for Fine Arts and then for Toy Design. I have designed toys for companies like Fisher-Price, Vtech, Carter's, Nickelodeon and more. I like to think the toy "itch" is in my blood. My great grandpa came here from Italy making toys. His kids then took over and made some more toys. My grandpa and his siblings sold their factories in Brooklyn when they were just too tired to compete with overseas manufacturers any more. The NY Times wrote a piece about it called The Death of the Easter Bunny. It was the end of an era of toys made in the U.S. I have been designing toys ever since my grandpa told me to draw a cute bear (I was eight). Now I have decided to make some of my own toys (and toyetic paintings), hand made in New York. I have started with owls. Well because people like them, they were my grandmas favorite and I just like them. Next stop, hmmm....robots?…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 10
  • Joined October 4, 2010

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About

Hey Everybody,
I went to the Fashion Institute of Technology for Fine Arts and then for Toy Design. I have designed toys for companies like Fisher-Price, Vtech, Carter's, Nickelodeon and more. I like to think the toy "itch" is in my blood. My great grandpa came here from Italy making toys. His kids then took over and made some more toys. My grandpa and his siblings sold their factories in Brooklyn when they were just too tired to compete with overseas manufacturers any more. The NY Times wrote a piece about it called The Death of the Easter Bunny. It was the end of an era of toys made in the U.S. I have been designing toys ever since my grandpa told me to draw a cute bear (I was eight). Now I have decided to make some of my own toys (and toyetic paintings), hand made in New York. I have started with owls. Well because people like them, they were my grandmas favorite and I just like them. Next stop, hmmm....robots?
Thanks for stopping by!
:D Danielle

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