Wednesday, February 25, 2009

And if you look to your right...

Hello All!

So I was trying to figure out just how I wanted to set this up. As many of you know I've worked on a lot of different types of children's products (and other stuff as well) so I really didn't want to overwhelm you with too much. To start, I figured I would post a set of my products which have already made it to the market place and see where this goes. 

If you look to the links on your right, "Products In The Market" has all publicly released product. All the links under "Pieces of SortaStarlette" contain work which was created by me (whether it be with a company or freelance.) I'm going to try and update them frequently with new work so keep on the lookout!

While employed by Continental Accessory I was lead designer on a line called "Poppers" which were EVA foam covered product that had holes in the pieces for charms to be inserted. As part of the sales and marketing process, I was asked to create a short video explaining what Poppers was all about. Here it is:

(Note: The first few examples of product made by Continental are not my work. There were just put in there to stress that Continental was a fashion forward trendy company) 

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A Special Little Treat..

It was late one night in Manhattan as I walked my friend to the subway station. She and I started talking about the best way to promote one's self at Toy Fair. Originally I was thinking of making those cute little 1.25" buttons with my logo on them and bringing a pocket-copy of my portfolio. That way there was less to carry amongst the swarms of people. Crafty on the computer, I was also considering making DVDs or something like that. As wind picked up we brainstormed, and Amy made a very good point. The DVD could be used AS business cards. Put your information on the cover and voila! So I ditched the button idea (for now. Eventually I'm going to wind up ordering them, they're so darn cute!) and went with the DVD. In case I didn't get a chance to say hello to while I was wandering the aisles of the Javits on Wednesday, here's the video:

And in case you can't see in the credits, that's Bloc Party's "Signs" and Mstrkraft's remix of Bloc's "Two More Years" in the background. Music is one of the most wonderful things to draw inspiration from, and Bloc Party has been such a large influence in my life the past few years. Enjoy. 

Monday, February 23, 2009

Just Getting Started!

So Here's the Deal-- I've been told by some close guru friends of mine that I really gotta step up my web presence. I'm completely up for the challenge. Look to the Links for samples of my work-- I'll  be changing them up often. In the next few days there will be a real change 'round here. See you around the Blog!

PS-- Oh, and just wanted to thank the people from this year's Toy Fair who I got a chance to meet..You guys made it worth while! Special hello and thank you to the Women from the WIT booth. It was a pleasure spending time with you! I'll probably be posting more about TF later. 
If you're interested in Joining the members of the professional networking organization, Women In Toys find more at: 

Okay, I gotta get crackin' at this site!