Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Hong Kong Toy Fair and China Factory Trip

One of the perks of being a designer for my company is the opportunity to visit the Hong Kong Toy Fair and see global trade in action. The Toy Fair is a showcase for various manufacturers to display their wares and make business connections with buyers. After four days at the Toy Fair, we were then flown to mainland China to discuss forthcoming product designs with our manufacturers.

Hong Kong:


Here's what a plush toy factory looks like:

Carlos Creek Wine Label Signing -- Nov. 28-29th, 2008

Thanksgiving weekend, I was invited to sign wine bottles for Carlos Creek Winery's unveiling of their latest "Minnesota Nice" wines, which I had done label illustrations for. The event took place in Alexandria, Minnesota. Many thanks to Tami Bredeson and family for their hospitality. Very good wines as well!