MarcAnthony Smith
About the Artist
   MarcAnthony Smith is a freelance toy concept/development designer, storyteller, and student leader who dedicates himself and his work to supporting the creative endeavors of children and the people around him. He is an active student leader and Lead Resident Assistant, known for his honest and welcoming nature for the inclusive environment and fun social events that he creates for all the students at Otis. With a lifelong passion for the toy industry, MarcAnthony has already curated an impressive list of toy industry credits as a student that spans a variety of toy categories from dolls to preschool, to small novelty toys, and beyond. His toy industry journey began with freelancing at Spin Master on Gabby’s Dollhouse and winning the first-place scholarship of $5,000 in the Ferrero Kinder egg toy design competition. Last summer, he interned at MGA Entertainment for the Director of Doll Development on the Mermaze, Na! Na! Na! Surprise, and Dream Ella toy brands. When he’s not creating for a company or school projects, he works on brainstorming, designing, and imagining other types of toys including action figures, small figures, playsets, and plush.
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