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Making Your Mark: Time Management and Finding Creativity | Peter Wachtel, MID ’92

January 8, 2024 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM


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Making Your Mark is a series highlighting the careers and impact of Pratt alumni. Attend a virtual conversation focused on professional experiences, advice, and skill sets to advance in your career.

Our next speaker will be Peter Wachtel, MID ‘92, Chief Creative Kid at KidToyology®, who will share his insights on how to manage your time and how to find creativity.

After a 30-year career in the toy and entertainment industry, he is the former President of the Southern California Toy Association, a published author of two books on toys, and has been a toy and product designer/inventor/ director at companies such as Marvel and Six Flags.

Peter taught design at the college level at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Pratt Institute, Parsons School of Design and Otis College of Art and Design for more than 20 years. Peter now teaches architecture and product innovation design at Adolfo Camarillo High School in Camarillo, Calif. He was a 2019 winner of the Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Teaching Excellence Prize & 2022 California ACTE CTE Teacher of the Year, 2023 Guinness World Record Holder (Longest Charcuterie Board in the World), a SkillsUSA & ACTE Advisor.