Concept and Design

I've also done quite a bit of concept work involving toy, animation and character design for clients such as Those Characters From Cleveland and the Wild Republic line of toys. Basically when the client gets an idea and is trying to decide how that product or character is going to look, they ask me to produce a number of sketches exploring directions in look and attitude before it's carried through to a more finished product.

(This site is currently under construction. I'm still working to add even more examples. Due to the confidential proprietary nature of the works, I cannot post recent client examples until they are on the market. If you are a potential client who wishes to view this section of my portfolio, please email me with a request to view my recent concept and design work. If you're curious to view the work I've done in years gone by, click here to view an older version of my site.)



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Welcome to, the commercial portfolio site of Valerie Totire. Valerie Totire is a Cleveland-based illustrator who has been working professionally since the mid-1980's. Keywords: Valerie Totire, Val Totire, Totire, Alleycat Studio, illustration, cartoon illustration, cartooning, character design, concept and design, sculpture, greeting card illustration,, caricature, political caricature, sculpts, sculptures, toys, toy design, storyboarding, animal illustration, animals, cats, dogs