Warren Frederick has been working in the design industry since the mid 90's. He spent eight years as a Staff Designer for Mattel's Fisher-Price Brands and was also a professor in the prestigious Toy Design program at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Warren Frederick began his career shortly after graduating with his first BFA in drawing and painting from SUNY New Paltz in 1995. Entering the booming field of web design Warren began with Albany's Competitive Edge, designing web pages and graphics for the brand-spankin' new internet.
However, his passion for comic books, science fiction, and fantasy art led him to New York City, as he enrolled in the Fashion Institute of Technology illustration program. It was at FIT that Warren discovered toy design as a career option and three years later graduated magna-cum-luade from the elite program that accepts no more than 20 applicants per year and is regarded as the industry’s top resource for new designers.
As a recipient of the Fisher-Price award for excellence, Warren found himself working for the worlds #1 toy company, where several of his designs have earned reputable industry awards, including the Toy of the Year Award for Dora's Talking Kitchen. "The Bitchin' Kitchen," as he affectionately refers to it, went on to out-sell any kitchen at any price point ever produced in the toy industry at that time.
Warren was also invited back to FIT, participating in the Saturday Live program, teaching the Introduction to Toy Design class to high school students. In 2006, Warren joined the Toy Design department as a professor teaching 3D modeling, and an Advanced Drafting course to the full time, Toy Design students.
Warren Frederick opened his own design studio in 2008 where he has been able to work with a majority of the toy industry’s most well known companies, both large and small.
Warren currently resides with his family in the Catskill Mountains of New York State.