David White is a talented freelance illustration and concept design artist in Western Massachusetts. He specializes in robot art and has self-published books and other items for fans of robotics. White began creating 3D-printed designer toys in July of 2013. Some of his big-name clients include Lego and Scholastic.
Most adults who spend much of their day around toys usually answer to the name of “mom” or “dad,” and spend their time picking up what a Craigslister would politely term “well-loved” toys. David White is an exception.
White’s days are almost entirely spent around toys.
However, these toys take on a different meaning of “well-loved.” As a freelance artist, White pours his creativity into making designer toys for the young-at-heart. Creating the designer toys started out as an homage to the “Micronauts” of the 70s. “I took the design of those toys and combined it with with a diaclone. I started doing sketches that were a 50/50 mix of the two and then figured it would be fun to 3D print them.”
Just one year after beginning his 3D-printed toy journey, White has created four designer toys that he sells online, and has plenty of ideas for the future. [Read more…]