Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Amy Fitl is a teacher, artist, illustrator and toy designer for husband James Fitl's book Trachanoids Defenders of the Earth
Dinosaurs, Aliens, Backpack, Play mat, American Girl, Bat Man, Artist, illustrator, hand sewn, educational games, books, toys, games
Skills and Techniques
Amy Fitl is an artist working mainly in oil pastels, colored pencil and markers. She has a degree in elementary education with an endorsement in Early Childhood education. She has used her knowledge of how children, especially young children learn best to design toys, coloring books and games that are educational and fun. She also designs and sews a full line of "Backpack Buddies".
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Get to Know
Amy Fitl has a degree in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Early Childhood Education. An artist since childhood, Amy illustratrated her husband James Fitl's book Trachanoids Defenders of the Earth. She then created the Trachanoids Dinosaurs VS Aliens Trading Card Game incorporating her love of teaching by making the card game deceptively educational. Wanting to teach kids to draw, she then created the Trachanoids Coloring Book that not only has illustrations from the book to color but also shows kids how to draw all of the dinosaurs and aliens. Later she developed the Trachanoids Board Game; and designed a full line of Trachanoids Dinosaur action figures.
Amy and James have two children who have inspired them and encouraged them along the way. It was for her youngest that Amy developed the Dinosuar Backpack Buddie and later the Batman Backpack Buddie. Because of her oldest daughter's love of American Girl Dolls, Amy then developed the Doll Backpack Buddie.
This family collaboration not only produced a book and full line of products, but also inspired their daughter to write stories of her own. Motivated to inspire other children to write, James and Amy Fitl now travel the country sharing their story about what a family can do together. They hope to inspire kids to believe in themselves and to "Discover Your Power" through writing and drawing.