Meet Jennifer Priebe Ward
Jennifer is a gifted sculptor of sewn soft fabrics. She designs and sews all types of products created for children and pets. Dibzy and Jennifer have collaborated on many wonderful products together. She is a master of taking a flat drawing and envisioning how to build that idea into a 3-d product. She loves working with beautiful fabric colors and textures to bring imaginative ideas into the real world. She is also quite an inventor and creative force!
Jennifer’s design process is to take an idea, create drawings or a 3d model, fit or design graphics, then draw patterns. Her clients range from independent inventors to larger established corporations. including: Bears for Humanity, Sassy Baby, Lollipup, Summer Infant, Response Licensing Group, iScholar, Zippy Sack, Sleep Innovations and many more. She loves to collaborate because of the magical way ideas develop when great minds come together. Before opening Proto Toy and Gift in 2010, she worked in a number of studios in NYC, including Yottoy, as a commercial sculptor and plush designer. Being a mother of 3 kids profoundly influences her understanding of how children play, learn and what they think is fun!
Elephant Plush for Kidsline.
Walker Seat Cover for Sassy Baby with Shelly Adventures
Alligator for Tim Raglin’s Simon and Schuster book
Sugar Glider for Cambridge Toys
Action Dinosaur for Yottoy
Cuddle Bug Bouncer for Sassy with Shelly Adventures
Alligator Plush pencil case for Magic Creative
Batman Animae pillow for iStar Entertainment
Elephant Rock a Bye Baby Mobile for Summer Infant