Visual Artist & Toy designer
Fashion Institute of Technology - New York, NY
(AAS) Fine Arts, 2014
(BFA) Toy Design, 2016
The City College of New York - New York, NY
(MA) Art Education, 2020 - Present
Joseph Gonzalez is a designer and artist, believing in a philosophy "no matter who you are or where you come from you can always play". This philosophy inspires him to create different kinds of toys and games, giving kids and adults alike access to play.
Joseph was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. At an early age, he grew an interest in making toys and other forms of art. Joseph was able to do this by using different materials he was able to get his hands on. Joseph attended the Fashion Institute of Technology where he has an (AAS) associate’s degree in fine arts and a (BFA) bachelor’s degree in toy design. In always showing a passion for building and figuring out how things work; Joseph has a particular interest in drawing, painting, 3d printing, designing papercrafts, building toys, and creating other forms of art in his spare time.
Currently, Joseph is attending The City College of New York where he is receiving his (MA) master's degree in Art Education, so he can pursue teaching others the very thing he loves doing; to practice the fine arts and toy design.
While attending university, Joseph continues to pursue his dream and passion as a full-time toy designer, where he is changing the world one toy at a time.