Visit the National Institute of American Doll Artists Web site, http://www.niada.org. Its classes and conferences provide a treasure trove of networking opportunities.
Attend high-end, juried art and craft shows, as well as community craft shows, to get ideas of how doll designers and makers market their designs and display their wares.
Browse Toydirectory.com to find companies that offer jobs, internships, or apprenticeship possibilities.
Arrange an internship with a toy manufacturer through your school to gain valuable industry experience and make important contacts.
A portfolio of your best designs and completed dolls can not only get you in the door but may even garner you a job offer even if you lack experience—if your work is outstanding.
- Computer and Video Game Designers
- Graphic Designers
- Industrial Designers
- Marketing Managers
- Multimedia Artists and Animators
- Multimedia Sound Workers
- Product Development Directors
- Product Management Directors
- Product Managers
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- Toy and Game Designers
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