Concept and Design

I've also done quite a bit of concept work involving toy, animation and character design for clients such as Those Characters From Cleveland and the Wild Republic line of toys. Basically when the client gets an idea and is trying to decide how that product or character is going to look, they ask me to produce a number of sketches exploring directions in look and attitude before it's carried through to a more finished product.

I am currently working full time as a product developer for K&M International, where I often get to take a product line from concept to finish -- including traveling to work with the overseas factories who make our products.

( If you're curious to view the work I've done in years gone by, click here to view an older version of my site.)



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Welcome to, the commercial portfolio site of Valerie Totire. Valerie Totire is a Cleveland-based illustrator who has been working professionally since the mid-1980's. Keywords: Valerie Totire, Val Totire, Totire, Alleycat Studio, illustration, cartoon illustration, cartooning, character design, concept and design, sculpture, greeting card illustration,, caricature, political caricature, sculpts, sculptures, toys, toy design, storyboarding, animal illustration, animals, cats, dogs