John Austin worked as a senior toy designer in the Boy’s Research and Development Department at Hasbro Toys. His principle area of expertise was the creative process of new product development. During his initial four years, he created and shipped more then two hundred items. He worked on popular brands like; Transformers, Star Wars, Iron Man, Spiderman, Jurassic Park, Tonka, GI Joe and was also given the opportunity to create and develop Mighty Muggs. Skilled in 3D computer modeling, illustration, and creative thinking, he brings many of these talents to the creation of his book projects, as well as ever-increasing market awareness for each individual product he works on. He has also personally pitched projects to Warner Brothers and Cartoon Network.
John graduated in 2002 from the University of Wisconsin-Stout with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design. He currently lives in Wisconsin with his wife and keeps busy working on contract product development, more books and other entrepreneurial endeavors.