Samantha C George
Senior Toy Designer // Disney Consumer Products
I am a toy designer and artist from LA.
I love toy design because it is a tangible art form that does not take itself too seriously, play is the whole point so it's ok to be ridiculous!
I have over 5 years of experience as a toy designer and have worked on toys for the Disney Princess, Hello Kitty, Barbie, Rainbow Brite, iCarly, and Disney Fairies properties, among others.
I majored in Toy Design at Otis College of Art and Design and earned a BFA. My first job out of college was with Blip Toys where I designed Squinkies and Hello Kitty toys. It was a wonderful experience at a small company where I got to wear a lot of hats and learn from some very talented people up close. After 3 years I moved on to Mattel, where I spent a little over a year as a designer on Barbie. It was amazing to work on such an iconic brand and I made some wonderful friends. I am currently working for Disney Consumer Products designing Disney Princess dolls and toys, it is a fantastic job with lovely people :)
My personal art tends to feature a lot of whimsical animals, and fanciful architecture. I love to work in 3D and do a lot of crafts as well as more traditional visual art.
I will be sharing a booth with Melanie Hopper, come find us and say hi!