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Once Upon a Sketch Podcast Episode 2 – Chris Lauria

This month Norman Grock and Wilson Williams, Jr. interview Chris Lauria about his work in the field of Toy design. Chris is an amazing illustrator with a 20 year career in the toy industry. He started in 1991 and has worked with a several well-known brands like Star Wars, G.I. Joe, and The Simpsons just to name a few. Chris shares with us his beginnings in the toy industry and talks with us about his process for creating unique toy designs and illustrations. To find out more about Chris’s work visit his portfolio site. Please note that our podcasts are released on the first Monday of every month.

Links mentioned in this episode:

Toy Fair

E3

The Licensing Show

Newsarama

Past Series of Articles on Breaking into Toy Design:
Part 1 
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

Check out Norm‘s portfolio and Wilson‘s portfolio!
Follow Norm and Wilson on Twitter!

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Once Upon a Sketch Podcast Episode 1 – Claude Bonnaud

Norman Grock and Wilson Williams, Jr. interview Claude Bonnaud about his work in the field of Toy design. Claude created his own Design studio in 1995 and began creating children’s licensed properties Since 2008. He has worked with companies like Crayola, Disney and Pixar. Claude Bonnaud shares with you some of his tips and tricks for creating wonderful toy designs. To find out more about Claude’s work visit his website at claudebonnaud.com. Please note that this podcast is released on the first Monday of every month.

Links mentioned in this episode:

ClaudeBonnaud.com

globaltoynews.com (37:00)

ToyNews (37:55)

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Past Series of Articles on Breaking into Toy Design:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

Check out Norm‘s portfolio and Wilson‘s portfolio!
Follow Norm and Wilson on Twitter!