Tate Yotter started her product design career as a Village Accessory Artist with Department 56 in 2013. She moved to Los Angeles from Minneapolis in 2019 to continue her career in art, focusing on licensed collectibles and sculpted figures.
As a visual storyteller, her favorite part of her job is creating new and unique versions of classic, beloved characters.
In her spare time, she works on visual development, writes and draws comics and drinks too much coffee.
She has a degree in Comic Art from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
Her favorite piece she's worked on:
"The Diagon Alley Booknooks were a fairly massive undertaking. I had seen DIY versions of this product type and thought we could really bring something to life here. As the format was new for us, working out the story, level of detail, which buildings to include (and how to light the darn thing) was fairly tricky. But I had a ton of help from my Project Manager and Sculptors. We're all super pleased with the item and can't wait for you to see what's coming next in this category".
Her favorite thing about her job:
"I work with a rag-tag bunch of weirdos who are extremely passionate about their work. We're all fans here, which is why we feel so lucky being able to create unique collectibles for fellow fans".