Creative Mind Podcast Episode 50: Reis O’Brien Makes Creativity Pop with Funko

Do you ever wonder who’s the toy designer in charge of making the Funko Pops and toys you love? Well, on this episode we tear open the vinyl to feast on the creative goo that is Funko Creative Director, Reis O’Brien.

Covered in tattoos, with a deep love for death metal, and cutesy folk art, Reis walks us through his career from slaving away in the world of illustration to creating toys and vinyl pops that we all know and love. Along the way, Reis gives us some of the best advice on how to look at yourself as an artist, find the spark that you need to move forward with an idea, and be comfortable in your own designs.

A great episode for everyone looking to find a bit of mentorship along the way.


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