They may be molds of memories. They can be emissaries of exploration. They help us to remember special people, feelings and times. Collected, our toys become a bright and playable manifestation: a curated exhibition of who we are.
For me, the character is first and foremost a sign, a symbol. I spend a lot of time balancing the elements, finding the right combinations, and pay special attention to this when the sketch is turned into an object.
Stories, names and surroundings come later and they are just as important.