Rejected! A long, long time ago
- Ten years to be exact. Thatâ€™s when I left the oil fields (where I was shooting industrial video) and entered the world of product design. I got really lucky, having made some contacts through Raving Toy Maniac when I was running it with Eric G. Myers, to somehow stumble into a new career despite having zero experience and minimal skills at the time. What I did have was a crazy passion for the toy industry. And I think my boss saw that, and took a chance on me. We were a small start-up agency at first, and chased every opportunity we could come across. Of course, I was happy to be designing crap for A Bugâ€™s Life and Dairy Queenâ€™s Arctic Extreme toys but if you had asked me what I really would like to be working on, super heroes or action figures would have topped my list.