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Hello! My name Is Patara and welcome to my portfolio website. I am an illustrator and a character designer with backgrounds in graphic design. I'm very proficient in Photoshop, but I enjoy both digital and traditional medium.

Early in my career, I started as a DVD menu interface designer for Disney & Pixar titles such as Monsters, Inc., Toy Story Ultimate Toy box, Atlantis, Emperor's New Groove, and The Muppet Treasure Island. Additionally, I also worked as a comic book colorist, working on titles including X-Men, Red Sonja, Vampi, and Darkstalkers. Eventually, I found my true calling as an illustrator and a character designer for various toy and game companies. My most visible work was the designs for MEG's "In My Pocket" series -- the "Puppy in My Pocket" figurines sold over 200 million units. After the success of the figurines, other merchandise followed as well as a TV series shown in Europe and USA.

I also collaborated with The LEGO Group to help design the "Minidolls" which became the base for all of the current LEGO girls series starting with LEGO Friends. It became one of the biggest success in LEGO history which tripled the girl's sales the year it was launched. Years later, I ended up joining the company as a senior designer and helped develop their new Fantasy genre, LEGO Elves. It was also very successful and became an animated series on Netflix in 2017.

Over the years I have worked on my own designs and started a small company called Vuduberi with some friends. We design and make plush toys, t-shirts, and other merchandise from characters that I have created. It's a lot of work, but incredibly rewarding to see flat drawings come to life as a tangible object, and even more so when other people enjoy the final results.