Ask Me Anything w/ Carlyle Nuera

The toys designers enjoy in their youth – and the ideas they inspire – often stay with them well into their careers. Sometimes they become their career! This month, we’re excited to chat with a designer who works on one of the world’s most iconic toys — Barbie. Join us for an Ask Me Anything with Carlyle Nuera, lead designer on the Barbie Signature team at Mattel. Nuera will discuss his design journey, the brand’s creative process and how inclusion plays a role in the toy aisle.

This lunchtime conversation is perfect for those who grew up with Barbie, are interested in toy design or just want to know where they can get adult-sized versions of Barbie’s wardrobe. Log on to the AIGA DC Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Slack Channel on Tuesday, March 9 from 12:00–1:00 PM EST.


If you need any additional accommodations to fully access the event, please send an email to

Code of Conduct

All AIGA DC events adhere to our Code of Conduct.

About Speaker

Carlyle Nuera is a queer Filipino-American artist/designer from Los Angeles, CA. He is currently a Lead Designer for Barbie Signature at Mattel and has worked as a designer there for 10 years. Throughout his career he has designed numerous Barbies, from the Filipino Mutya Barbie to the annual collectible Holiday Barbie to dolls in partnership with brands/artists like Puma, Andy Warhol, and Basquiat.

Join our DEI Slack channel by clicking the link below

When & Where
Tue, Mar 9, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST