THUNDERDOG STUDIOS is a New York based Creative Agency and Toy Brand, founded by artist Tristan Eaton, in 2003. Thunderdog cultivates art for city streets, gallery walls and everywhere in-between.
OUR AGENCY: World-renowned for creative direction across all mediums, THUNDERDOG STUDIOS provides ideas and solutions that set our clients apart in a world clouded with visual clutter. THUNDERDOG STUDIOS consults brands and advertising agencies on visual identity and creative marketing for the urban clientele.
OUR BRAND: THUNDERDOG STUDIOS designs and produces limited edition, fine art based product. Most famous for their influential work in ‘Designer Toys’, Thunderdog also designs and develops books, apparel and accessories for an ever growing, worldwide fan base. Thunderdog products are made for the sake of art and fun, first and foremost.
Tristan Eaton President & Creative Director
Born in Los Angeles in 1978, Tristan began pursuing street art as a teenager, painting everything from billboards to dumpsters in the urban landscape wherever he lived, including London, Detroit and New York. Eaton designed his first toy for Fisher Price at 18 years old and has since become a driving force in the world of 'Designer Toys'. Eaton's design work for Kidrobot, including the infamous Dunny and Munny toys, led him to international fame and an ever growing fan base. As a leader in the world of advertising and commercial art, Eaton is regularly commissioned as a creative director and consultant for clients such as Nike, Hasbro and Barack Obama on projects that span the globe across all mediums.
Tristan's work can be seen in the permanent collection of the New York Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) and in stores worldwide.
Rob Zagula Producer / Interactive Development
Robert Zagula is the Thunderdog producer, project manager and all around interactive media master. With unbridled joy and monstrous work ethics, Rob produces many animation, video and web projects for our clients as well as Thunderdog internally. Ranging from film to broadcast design to App creation, Rob will do whatever it takes to get the job done.
Lucas ‘FILTH’ Irwin Art Direction / Design
Filth is the nom de guerre of designer and artist Lucas Irwin. Best known for his work in the sub-culture of designer vinyl toys, Irwin has brought his unique design sensibility to toy creations by KidRobot, Toy2R, Thunderdog Studios, and Toy Qube. He is also an accomplished designer, artist and father.
Heavily influenced by the urban landscape, architecture, heavy machinery, instructional manuals, schematics, and popular culture, Irwin builds complex images by simultaneously weaving together and ripping apart these references and influences. Irwin’s work has been exhibited across the United States, the United Kingdom and Japan.