Casey Johnston  

As a designer I create playful toy and character designs through sketching, front end concepting, and prototyping. My goal is to create playful products that help anyone who’s ever felt a little outcast to connect to their community and the world.   


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Casey’s Work  ↓

This corrugate claw machine is designed to increase the popularity of claw machines (especially Japanese style claw machines) in the United States. It be used for limited events and can be disassembled for easy transport and storage.
This set of Gachapon figures imagines a promotion by Japanese fashion brand ACDC Rag and incorporates their clothes and design style. These figures capitalize on the popularity of gachapon in Japan to publicize the ACDC Rag brand.
This project reimagines the classic Littles Pet Shop toys in a more modern style, and updates their play with modern technology.
Fidget Franklin is a plush fidget toy designed for young boys who struggle to pay attention in class. Fidget Franklin incorporates a variety of fidget features in addition to developmental features such as shoe laces and buttons.

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