Jocelan Thiessen works day and night imagining toys that are both cute and original. She draws inspiration from the squirrels on her patio to trips to Tokyo, but she mostly hopes to be inspired by her personal life. For instance, she makes Chinese bakery toys based on things her grandmother would bake when Jocelan was a child.
Jocelan, along with her husband Jayson Thiessen, formed Cutesypoo Toys (cutesypoo.blogspot.com) to expand their love of toys and design. They are both from Canada and work in the animation business in Vancouver.