African American Dolls

Creating Multilingual African American Dolls: A Journey of Art, Culture, and Technology

Our client approached us to create 18-inch African American dolls that could speak multiple languages. The goal was to create dolls that not only represented the beauty and diversity of African culture but also served as educational tools for children to learn different languages. 

Creating these multilingual African American dolls was a challenging and rewarding experience for our team. We are proud to have been part of a project that promotes diversity, education, and cultural appreciation.

Boy & Girl African American Dolls 18 inch tall Talking voice box
Sculpting the Dolls

The first step in creating the dolls was to sculpt their likenesses. Our client provided us with photographs to use as references. Our talented sculptors meticulously crafted the dolls’ faces and bodies, ensuring that they represented the people in the reference photographs.

Designing the Traditional African Attire

To dress the dolls, we were given images of traditional African attire. To ensure that the designs were accurately scaled to fit the 18-inch dolls, we created custom artwork that was then printed on fabric. This process required several iterations and adjustments to achieve the perfect look.

Integrating the Voice Boxes

One of the most innovative features of these dolls is their ability to speak multiple languages. We created recordings in six different languages for the voice boxes that were placed inside the dolls. These languages included Hausa, Igbo, Swahili, Yoruba, and English, with both a girl’s and a boy’s voice for each language. This feature allows children to interact with the dolls and learn new languages in a fun and engaging way.

Packaging Design

The final step in the process was designing the packaging for the dolls. We created a large window-box design that showcased the dolls and their intricate details. The packaging also highlighted the dolls’ unique language features, making it clear to potential buyers that these were not just ordinary dolls, but educational tools that could help children learn about different cultures and languages.