Meet Our Team
Owner, Independently Contracted Artist, Toy Designer
M.D. Handfield is the driving force behind MD Handfield Designs Inc. Often spending 12-16 hours a day, she does pretty much every aspect of the business except the majority of the woodworking, which her husband Shane has taken on.
Most days Miriam can be found painting toys, sketching new toys, developing and implementing marketing campaigns, taking photos, photo editing, updating the website, dealing with customer requests, taking orders and packaging orders to ship out of the studio. Every once in a while you can even find her at the drill press or the scroll saw working on new prototypes.
Creator, Independently Contracted Woodworker, Business Adviser
Often working long hours into the night, Shane creates a lot of the woodwork and the wood turnings for custom orders. More recently he also took on the role of business adviser to MD Handfield Designs Inc.
(A&R Designs, Leduc Alberta)
Independently Contracted Woodworker
Reuben is an experienced woodworker, lathe turner and carpenter that helps with creation of wooden toys.
Independently Contracted Artist Assistant/Sales Consultant
Dianna first started out with MD Handfield Designs Inc as an independent sales consultant. Although she still has this roll, she has also become part of the manufacturing process as she is now a part-time contracted assistant to Miriam.
Owner of Mama Knows Luxury and exclusive retailer of our extreme crochet hooks and knitting needles.