Design

The art of the pitch

Darren Lee Phillipson, Vice President of Global Product Design at Alpha Group, looks at how a creative approach to pitching can make all the difference.

Play Creators Awards: Get your nominations in for Toy Designer of the Year

Nominations are now open for the Play Creators Awards, taking place at the 2019 Play Creators Festival.

TOMY’s Chris Huisman on the global design approach to Ritzy Rollerz, the firm’s new collectible girls brand

We caught up with TOMY’s senior concept and design manager, Chris Huisman, to learn more about the design process behind Ritzy Rollerz, and why “the sky’s the limit” when it comes to the brand’s future.

Board game design studio Forrest-Pruzan Creative becomes Funko Games

“The games category is another avenue to deliver pop culture to our ever-growing fan base,” said Funko president Andrew Perlmutter.

Design roundtable: Sweet Spot Studio, Bang Zoom and Open 2 Design talk industry shifts, creativity and recent successes

We caught up with figures from Bang Zoom, Open 2 Design and Sweet Spot Studio Inc to learn more about how 2018 was for them and what they think of the state of play moving into this year.

Jaws gets board game treatment from Villainous design team Prospero Hall

One player takes on the role of the killer shark, while the other players step into the sopping wet boots of Brody, Hooper and Quint.

“We endeavour to make each gram of plastic earn its right to exist”: Designers talk eco-friendly toys

With shoppers becoming more environmentally conscious and the industry boasting the potential to become more eco-friendly, we asked toy and game creators what the design community can do to help make the toy space greener.

Alpha, Triclops and Sweet Spot Studio to talk licensed toy design at US Toy Fair’s Creative Factor

Alpha’s Darren Lee Phillipson, Triclops’ Rob Ames and Sweet Spot Studio’s Jon Vanderbeek will discuss the process of creating licensed toys in a session chaired by Mojo Nation’s Billy Langsworthy

Keeping the bar high in licensed toy design

Start Licensing’s Ian Downes takes a look at how toy and game brands have become their own force in the world of licensing, and how both companies and designers should be aiming for innovation when it comes to creating ranges based on existing IP.

A Day in the Life of a LEGO Designer

Matthew Ashton, Vice President of Design at the LEGO Group and head judge on Channel 4’s new LEGO Masters show, reveals what a typical day looks like within the belly of the world’s biggest toy firm.

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