Brian Donnelly, professionally known as KAWS, is an artist and designer of limited-edition toys and clothing. KAWS began his career as a graffiti artist in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Later moving to New York City in the 1990s, KAWS started subverting imagery on billboards, bus shelters, and phone booth advertisements. KAWS (b. 1974, New Jersey), lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.