Creativity

Bean’s Sally Jacobs on why being a big kid at heart helps to fuel ideation

A much-loved figure in the toy and game inventor community, Sally Jacobs has launched an exciting new venture this year in the form of Bean, a brand new invention hub.

Hands On Design’s Adriana Molina and Maria Sarmiento on creativity, collaboration and keeping track of trends

As Hands On Design celebrates its 20th anniversary, we caught up with Maria and Adriana to learn more about how they got started in the world of toy design.

Mattel’s Creatable World range and Kano’s buildable PC make TIME’s 100 Best Inventions of 2019 list

To assemble the list, TIME solicited nominations across a variety of categories from its editors and correspondents around the world.

Barry & Jason Games’ Barry McLaughlin and Jason Lautenschleger on creativity, Bill & Ted and ‘Brain Blasts’

We caught up with Barry and Jason to learn more about their collaborative design process, and how their approach to game ideation changes when working with a IP like Bill & Ted.

Mitchel Wu on celebrating great toy design through photography

We caught up with Wu to learn more about his creative process, and why he believes we’re living in ‘the golden age of toys’.

Ooba on creativity, pre-school success and working with inventors

2018 was a great year for Ooba, with a raft of new games hitting the market and recent launches performing above expectations. We caught up with the team – Max Ford, Joeri Hoste and Sally Jacobs – to find out what this year has in store and how they stay creative.

Zuru’s Adam Woods on disruption, creativity and booty-shaking llamas

We caught up with Zuru’s creative director, Adam Woods, to discuss the origins of Boppi the Booty Shaking Llama, as well as delve into the firm’s ‘bold and disruptive’ creative culture.

Design your future in toys

Heayes Design’s Richard Heayes takes a look where’s best to start if you’re looking to break into the world of toy and game design.

Deej Johnson’s top tips on how to keep your creative juices flowing

We caught up with Deej Johnson, creative consultant and the author of The Little Book of Bananagrams, to find out his top tips on how toy and game designers can keep their creative juices flowing.

How we fuel creativity at Seven Towns

Seven Towns is celebrating its 50th year specialising in toy and game inventing and while today’s landscape is very different, the objective is still the same: constantly seeking new ideas.

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