Hey y'all, I'm Molly Womack! Toy designer with a passion for girl power and sustainable design. From dolls, to activity sets, vehicles, and more, I love it all. However my expertise covers a variety of girl's, boy's, gender inclusive toys, plush, and licensed product. Most notable is my work on the Pokemon product for WCT/Jazwares. Check out my portfolio and shoot me a message if you would like to know more.
OTIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN
Bachelors of Fine Arts
Toy Design Major
UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
Pokemon Team Designer at WCT/Jazwares
10/18 - Current
It's an honor to be one of three key designers on the Pokemon plastics team and have helped developed over 100+ products for the line, from action figures to role play, feature plush and more. I have worked closely with internal teams, overseas manufacturers, vendors, and the licensor to build a successful and vibrant product line. My involvement in the design process has extended from the early stages of blue sky ideation all the way to final product and running changes. We work to continuously bring innovation to the line each year while also selecting new stand out characters and old fan favorites to construct a line architecture that keeps trainers excited for more. My position as a designer on this small team has also allowed me to step up as a leader and mentor to train and manage nearly a dozen different interns, freelancers, and temp designers.
MOOSE TOYS INTERNSHIP
My role at Moose began as a design intern working to gain experience in both product design and illustration but transitioned to that of a key member of the Pikmi Pops design team. During my six months at Moose I had the pleasure of working on brands such as Shopkins, Shoppies, Betty Spaghetti, Beados, and a few other up and coming brands for Moose. I was most heavily involved in the successful collectible scented plush line, Pikmi Pops in 2018. On this brand I worked with the lead illustrator to create over 40 new characters and dozens of graphic patterns for the line. I also worked with the brand's lead product designer to execute manufacturing specifications for the product line.
OTIS COLLEGE LEADERSHIP ROLES
Student Ambassador (Tour Guide) 3 years
Campus Activities Board Executive
Gay Straight Alliance Executive
New Student Orientation Leader
Open House Student Ambassador
High School Outreach Speaker
TOMY INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIP
Miles From Tomorrowland
Sonic the Hedgehog
AWARDS AND HONORS
MATTEL SPONSORED PROJECT
1ST PLACE BOARD GAME DESIGN
In fall 2015 our Mattel sponsored class was tasked with designing a board game for children ages 5+. We worked with mentors from the Mattel games department every other week for a semester. At the end of the course, we presented twice to Mattel designers, marketting, and executives. I was awarded with the first place prize for my original board game, Doodle Plot.
TOY DESIGN CLASS MARSHAL
GRADUATING CLASS 2016
Class Marshal is an honored leadership position. Students are elected for the position from the graduating class and are tasked with organizing events related to graduation and the senior exhibition. Toy Design Class Marshal helps to organize the annual design exhibition, and represents the department. Class Marshals also have the honor of carrying the department's banner and leading the commencement procession.
CO-ORGANIZED TOKYO SCHOOL SPONSORED TRAVEL PROGRAM
Fall 2014 I presented to the Toy Design Department Chair, Deborah Ryan, the idea of creating a study abroad program for toy design students in Tokyo, Japan. From there I worked closely with Deborah and the Otis Travel Studies Department to design an itinerary for 20+ students. In March 2015, 20 other students and I traveled to Tokyo. The program has now run successfully for 2 years.
Students are placed on the Dean's List when their grades are 3.6 or higher for each semester.