W. Eric Martin
Let's start with the basics from Saddler's BGG game designer page:
On his personal website, Saddler adds this additional detail about his background and interests:
Damon Saddler is a Key Lead Designer for Mattel, where he's worked since 2009, and he is currently in the Games Division designing some of the most well-known games in the portfolio, including UNO Attack!
, UNO Power Grab
, Pictionary Showdown
, and Scrabble Speed
He's received over a dozen U.S. patents for his inventions and designs. Prior to working at Mattel, he was a product designer for Educational Insights for nineteen years, where he designed over 100 educational toys and games. He's a graduate of California State University Long Beach, where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Design.
My passion for drawing started at the age of seven while riding the school bus every morning. Sitting next to an eighth grader one day, I was mesmerized by the superhero drawings he was sketching out of a comic book. He was kind enough to allow me to sit next to him everyday and taught me how to draw the same characters. (Thanks Maurice Kane!) My passion for all things creative has fueled my appetite for areas such as drawing, painting, sculpting, photography, 3D Computer modeling, and product design. My influences have been artists such as Norman Rockwell, J.C. Leyendecker, Ernie Barnes, Diego Rivera, Charles White, Archibald Motley, Thomas Blackshear, and Kadir Nelson.Saddler has posted some of his artwork on his personal site, and I'll share two works with you here: