July 21, 2017
Her name is Heather! Here is a little more on what this fine lady does to help put Kidrobot on the shelves!
Job Description: Manages and coordinates product development projects. Evaluates and resolves technical feasibility, design optimization, and production issues. Upkeep of line plan and costing docs to ensure the company is all on the same plan, and communication of the plan is clear. Manages project budgets and prepares financial analysis to meet margin goals. Vendor management, set up, and negotiations. Researches and monitors existing vendor base and industry developments to identify potential new product opportunities. Works with other departments to establish a design, technology, product development, and vendor strategy.
How long have you worked for KR?: 4/2011-10/2014 and 6/2015-Present So a total of 5.5 years
One thing on your bucket list (give a why) Want to see my kids grow up and be successful.
One of your favorite KR products or the first one you owned? My favorite product is the 20” JRYU Patina Dunny
Roses are red, violets are blue…….. vodka costs less than dinner for 2.
What about Kidrobot or art culture is your favorite? Friendships that have been created.
It’s not always easy to look damn good everyday..but somehow this lady does it. Not only does Heather show up to KR to kick ass but she is one of those people who can make a whole room laugh just by laughing. Her contagious laughter and positive attitude (even when she is dealing with some annoying concepts or timelines) keeps the mood up and the rest of the development team as cool as they are. Not only are we super happy to see Heather but she is also the perfect addition to every KR event we dream up. We also think it’s important to mention that outside of the Kidrobot office she is a BA mom who makes sure that her family comes first. You know when you were in high school and there was always that really cool parent you wish your mom and dad would be like? The one that didn’t give too many restrictions and was able to somehow be hilarious and still an “adult figure” well, Heather is that plus some and we are more than happy to see her show up everyday with a smile on her perfectly done up face.
If you have any questions, comments, concerns or whatever feel free to comment below. :)
April 23, 2020
Q & A with Toy Designer One-Eyed Girl AKA Kasey Tararuj on release of The Rejects - Dark Chocolate Edition on Kidrobot.com. "I’ve been paralyzed and in a wheelchair for almost 20 years and I spent so much of that time creating all this weird, emotional art to help deal with it. I got to a point where that got old and making these silly characters was way more therapeutic than trying to put my feelings into a painting. So now I make my little guys to make myself laugh or smile and hope that it does the same for others." -One-Eyed Girl AKA Kasey Tararuj
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April 10, 2020
A few years ago, a member of the Kidrobot team met architect and Locknesters founder Fleet Hower at a trade show. At this show, Locknesters was introducing BEAR, their first three-dimensional puzzle bear figure...
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April 06, 2020
Fleet Hower of LOCKNESTERS has temporarily converted their New York-based studio from the production of art decor items like the Puzzle Dunny to the production of face shield visors for health care workers due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
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