Otis College appointed Jennifer Caveza as the new chair of its Toy Design Program.
Caveza previously served as assistant chair of the toy program from 2001-2006. Most recently, she served as the senior vice president of toy licensing at ViacomCBS.
She previously held executive roles at Nickelodeon, Mattel, and Jakks Pacific. Her responsibilities included collaborating with content creators to ensure their visions, so there would be no discrepancies between the toy and the story.
The Otis College Toy Program stresses both design and child development. Students will take classes and then pursue an internship in the industry. This experience will build a solid portfolio to present to future employers after graduation.
“Our students will shape the industry, impact society, and inspire generations to come,” Caveza says. “We’re fortunate to be located in Los Angeles, a toy industry hub. Local companies support the program in many ways, including in the employment of our students.”
Additionally, Caveza serves on the Board of Directors for the Toy Association and Women in Toys, Licensing, and Entertainment (WIT) — the latter of which can offer guidance for female students as they enter the industry.
Interested readers can learn all about Otis College’s Toy Program on its website.