Hello, my name is Ezequiel “Z” Villegas, and I am a Designer graduating from Otis College with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Toy Design. In my time at Otis College, I learned how to use my skills to design for others and myself. I have developed my professional background through an internship and freelance work from various companies. As a Toy Designer, I work with the future of fun in mind and have my eyes and ears open to the world for inspiration. I am self-motivated, adaptive, and a great team player. I love art and engineering and believe toys are the perfect fusion of the two, and I aim to create products that will inspire future generations.
The Dark Crystal: Roads of Rebellion positioning statement
The character SkekNa is a villain in the Dark Crystal series most notably in the 1982 film. I choose to portray him as a younger more intense character with Motorcycle which is a dungeon on wheels.
SkekNa action figure sculpted and painted in Zbrush and rendered in Keyshot. Left Side View
SkekNa action figure sculpted and painted in Zbrush and rendered in Keyshot. right Side View
SkekCycle Vehicle sculpted and painted in Zbrush and rendered in Keyshot. I focused on matching styling cues from the world of the dark crystal and added an aggressive twist.
SkekNa action figure and SkeKcycle Together, the figure would be 6 “and the vehicle about 13”. Both Sculpted and painted in Zbrush and rendered in Keyshot.
SkekCycle and Figure back view. Sculpted and painted in Zbrush and rendered in Keyshot.
Designer Toy concept based on pinatas. Modeled in Rhino 3D and rendered in Vray.
Cuddly Kryptkids positioning statement
The Cuddly Krpytkid Pat. He is inspired by the well-known cryptid Bigfoot. I based the play on a nurturing play pattern like feeding and potty training. He also has the means to throw a little tantrum