Hello, my name is Claudia Miranda-Montealegre

A trained Industrial Designer with a BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). With over 350+ toys in the market, Claudia truly enjoys creating entertaining activities for the whole family to enjoy. She has designed toys for a number of companies, including Walmart, Target, Costco, Fisher-Price, Chick-Fil-A, and Petsmart; experiences which have honed her abilities in this field. She is excited to be able to share what she has learned to teach the next generation of artists and designers to believe in their talent and work on their creative skills in order to make their craziest ideas become a reality. 

Her word is: translator

Growing up in a multicultural environment allowed her to become fast at communicating ideas. Claudia speaks five languages fluently, which allows her to understand cultural differences that most people ignore. She strives to create designs that actively integrate the target audience and their culture into the final products.  Being a polyglot has become especially useful as it allowed Claudia to translate problems into solutions, research into innovation, and ideas into strategies.

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