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Doll Designers and Makers


Doll designers and makers develop ideas for dolls, design them, and then either create them or create a prototype so a manufacturer can make them. Designers may create dolls as toys, decorations, art, or for collecting. They determine the size of dolls, the materials used to make them, and their purpose whether as a toy, a decoration, or a collector's item. Some designers create ideas for dolls by drawing and sketching designs on paper. Others use design software to plan them digitally. Doll designers may work for toy or doll manufacturers or toy companies or may be self-employed. In addition to designing the doll, they usually design the doll's clothing and accessories as well.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma




Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits




Career Ladder
Doll Designer, Owner Doll Company

Doll Designer and Maker

Assistant Doll Maker

Apprentice Doll Maker