New Jersey-born, New York artist Brian Donnelly is better known as Kaws.
His graffiti art in New York City in the early 1990's subverting signs and advertisements catapulted him into the spotlight. He began designing vinyl toys later that decade. He has collaborated with many well-known companies, and created toys interpreting some of the most popular characters in the world.
He has had solo exhibitions and his sculptures are in museums all over the world. In addition to toys, Kaws is a clothing designer, screen printer, and painter.