Art & Design Mentor
GalenMcKamy, Creative Director with 15+ years of design and management experience, is a leader and creative force in toy and lifestyle product development. He brings technical expertise, innovative skills, and fresh perspective to each assignment,or team, based on his solid understanding of what makes a product work and market successfully. An in house leader at Mattel/ Fisher Price, and Hasbro, and consultant for companies such as Nike,Samsung, Playboy, Marvel, Pixar, Disney, and Dreamworks, Galen brings energy, collegial respect, and unwavering dedication to projects for which he is responsible.
In addition to product creation, Galen has partnered with Universal pictures, and Pixar studios, on content, design, and story, for both film and product properties;Thor, Toy Story and Spiderman 2, as examples. Galens’ teams built, from the ground up, entertainment properties that include internationally syndicated, Fisher Price’s Rescue Heroes and Hasbro’sChuck and Friends. Galen has led design on product lines icluding Star Wars Vehicles, Transformers, Marvel, Spider-Man. Hasbro Pre School gaming products have been taken from concept design to market by teams under Galen’s leadership.
Two International Toy of the Year awards, three National Toy of the Year awards, two International Parents Choice awards, and awards in the designer toy communities specific to Kidrobot product, recognize and give testimony to Galen’s hardwork, versatility, and leadership in the industry. An avid urban vinyl toy aficionado, illustrator/ artist, Galen has exhibited his work nationally and internationally. Most recently, he has collaborated with music industry leaders to create album and poster art, script, and direct, promotional videos. In sum, Galen brings energy, an outstanding work ethic, excellent team building skills, and solid industry experience to any job he undertakes.