Name: Derek Toye / Toyebot
Location: Vancouver BC Canada
Occupation: llustrator/Concept Artist/Visual Development
Favourite colour: orange
Good times: comics n french fries
Growing up I remember watching wrestling with my mom,
watching hockey with my dad, playing superheroes with my bro,
reading comics with my fries, and eating lots of rice.
I started drawing in my dads old sign shop at a young age
and drew thru out my high school years.
My studies continued at Capilano college taking
Graphic Design and Illustration. After graduating I spent
time working in the graphics dept. at Science World.
Next I landed at Mainframe Entertainment which produced
"Reboot" and "Beastwars". Then I enlisted at
Nerd Corps Entertainment (DHX) working on shows such as
“Stormhawks”, "Hot Wheels Battle Force 5", "SlugTerra" and "Kate and MimMim".
Over recent couple years I've had the great opportunity to freelance over at Titmouse,
Atomic Cartoons, and Rainmaker Entertainment.
I also illustrate for children's books whenever possible. Currently I am still freelancing :)
Thanx for dropping by!