I’m Ander and I’m a creative person…
I am a Toy Artist; I like to find the jolly and playful side to every project I create. As a Toy Artist I love make unique, colorful, exciting and appealing pieces.
I was born and I grew up in Mexico in many different cities. After my years at the University I traveled and lived in the US and France, now I´m established in the US with my husband Mark.
I’ve been a toy collector since I can remember, because of my toys I was always making houses for them with wood, cardboard or Legos. So I grew up with the idea of being an Architect, after 5 years of studies and my first job working in a architecture firm, I discovered that my big passion was TOYS, not the architecture. Toys were always there, in front of me, but I didn´t see them, I only needed to pay more attention and follow my passion.
I love Disney very much, I always wanted to be an Imagineer and design theme parks for the Mouse. By following my dreams, I had the awesome opportunities to work for Walt Disney World and Disneyland Paris.
The time has passed and my dreams have changed, I want to design toys and make people happy!!!
My big toy collection has a big variety, I don´t follow any specific way of doing it, only I follow my heart, and I collect toys that I like or those in that I believe in. Sometimes the toy is not finished well because of mass prodution, or may be the actual toy needs a little help in some ways!
From time to time I feel like Santa Claus, Gepetto or Geri the Toy Repairman in “Toy Story 2”
Geri repairing Woody (Toy Story 2 1999 from Disney Pixar)
This is my portfolio/blog, I’ll share many of my projects, like Art toys, Vinylmations, toy transformations, crafts and more.
Hope you enjoy and have fun with everything I post!!!
Love and Magic,