Robert Strange is a toymaker and mixed media artist with a background in filmmaking, writing, puppetry, and special effects. Born and raised in Miami, FL, Robert received his B.A. in English and minored in Film Studies at Florida International University before going on to cofound pop culture magazine LO-FI. After venturing into publishing, he started Strange Laboratories for all of his creative projects. Always a toy collector, Strange began creating them at age 8, when companies didn't make what he wanted. Self-taught, but inspired by visionaries like Jim Henson, George Lucas, and Steven Spielberg, Robert began pursuing puppeteering, prop-making, and special effects, and, later, film & video.