Hello, my name is Patrick Koh! I am a Toy Design graduate from Otis College of Art and Design in May 2020 with a Bachelor's degree. With a motivation for boys' toys, I like to defy the lines between horror and cuteness, all the while creating and conceptualizing toys that can bring excitement, surprise, shock, fright, and humor. I draw inspiration from phobias, horror movies, 90s pop culture, jokes, and Internet culture. I have experience designing products for preschool to teens. I excel at control drawings, sketches, color palettes, and rendering by using traditional medium and digital programs. I developed my professional background by having an internship with Alpha Toys and working on a sponsorship project with Ferrero Kinder Eggs.
Inspired by my childhood distaste in vegetables, I turn this concept into a collectible toy line for boys ages 7 and up. These vegetables can be misshapen, flung, squeezed, and embraced in a way that will make you child laugh and smile fresh. There is a red onion with a funny smell if you uproot its stem from its head, a chubby potato that can change shapes when warmed long enough, and a tomato that can splatter on a hard surface and retain its original form when it is loose. There will be additional characters that have their own defining features along with key chains, figurines, and more!
The A-Ballminations is a plush line for boys ages 7 and up. With their distinct transformations, these creatures will show that everyone is unique, allowing for fun, surprise play! Each A-Ballminations appears as a round ball-shaped creature. By unrolling, flipping, pulling, or squeezing, these balls will transform into an irregular shape, revealing their second form. Some may not look like their original forms, some may grow additional body parts, some have extended pieces, and some may reveal something. Eye-Ris, an eyeball monster, is a floating eyeball that converts to a jellyfish-like monster with its flipped skin flapping. Roly-Poleech appears to be a cute Roly Poly with beady eyes. If you unroll it, you can reveal its mouth with many teeth like that of a leech. Tako-Yaki is a fried octopus ball living deep in the ocean. If you stuff you hand inside it from the underneath and pull, you will force its red tentacles waving in random directions.
Friday the 13th is one of my favorite horror movies when I was a kid. With an inspiration to horror, I created a survival/horror board game based on this particular movie. This board game is for ages 17 and up, and requires 4 to 6 players. Among those players, one person acts as the killer, Jason Voorhees. The rest of the players must work together as a team and find four key items that lead them to one of the three escape routes: the boat, the radio tower, or the van. The killer's objective is to hunt and attack the Campers until he reaches Bloodlust Level 13. Once he reaches that Bloodlust level, it is an instant game over.
Since I grew up with Friday the 13th, I decided to take a step further by creating a 10.5 by 10.5 inches packaging to fill all of the contents of this game. The box contains the board map itself, character pieces, cards, and other sets to play the game.
All aboard! END OF THE LINE is an open-world post-apocalyptic monster themed train set targeted to kids ages 9 and up. Explore the skittish environment of Hokstown by interacting with the bright-colored creatures, toying with the train, and shaping the terrain to your desire! The creatures are a bunch of bright-colored insects hovering all around the playset. The train has many features on each compartment. The conductor's compartment contains a critter floating in a glowing lava goo. When the train moves, it wiggles around! In the Roaster Compartment, the monsters inside will bubble with red liquid goop while the train is moving. The furnace compartments contain firey little monsters in the engine that makes them scream! The pieces of the playset can be manipulated to one's desires!
UglyDolls Pull-Backs is a unique soft goods toyline designed for children ages 3 and up. This toyline will allow kids to explore the world of Uglyville. Each of the six soft goods vehicle has its own style and plush fabric that will add lots of fun to the play. While the vehicles are made of soft material, their features will vary. When pulling a vehicle back and releasing it, the car will activate its features. For example, one may play music, the other may flash its colorful lights, and another may have a vehicle part move in some manner. This is also a collectible toy, as characters can dismount from their own vehicles and be placed onto another characters'.
Just like the board game concept, I decided to create a packaging for this vehicle concept. This packaging is an open-tray, so that the child can test out its features and feel the texture of the toy.
Space Explorers is a collectible space-themed playset for boys ages 9 and up. The child will get the chance to explore the depths of space with fun features on the flagship, and vehicles that they can collect each with their own unique gimmicks! The flagship is a massive playset with many features such as shooting projectiles, open roofs, rotating missile turrets, and flashing lights. There are other vehicles such as the Satellite for detecting any "unusual" objects by flashing a red light and making noises. Another fun vehicle includes a Driller with a pilot ship attached to it. The pilot ship can detach from the Driller and has laser features on the sides. The drill itself has a wind-up feature for stored energy! Unwind the drill and it will look like it is drilling whatever is in its way!
Would you like to stop worrying about theft? Break-ins? File audio for future use? Blackmail a friend? You can now! With eyes located all over its body, the Eye-Spyder will record any activities inside and outside your house! This robot has its special spider senses. By having another robot close to it, it activates its crouching and running feature, mimicking the movement of a spider that is ready to attack its prey. There is a turn-on button and blue SD chip memory card located at the bottom of its body.
Peckerhead is a Scarecrow associated with the Fall season. He is meant to be scary, but he comes off as amicable. Many birds flock away from him, but a solitary crow saw through his exterior and stood by him as a companion. Here, I show my rendering skills by starting off with a sketch, then grayscale, colored, and adding a character I plan on using. I then play around with the contrast, lighting, brightness, and levels to make sure the character blends in and is part of the story.