Fi Murray

Chasing, ghosting and feedback: Inventors discuss post-pitch follow up

How do you tackle follow up? When does chasing become pestering? Would you still pitch to a company after being ‘ghosted’ by them? Inventors share their thoughts.

Why design? Industry figures tell us what set them on the path to design

A love of toys? An inspirational teacher? An eye-opening exhibition? We asked figures from across the world of toy and game design what set them on the path to working in design and development.

Dream Reviews

Making Things’ Founder Fi Murray looks at the benefits of writing ‘dream reviews’ for concepts at the start of the creative process.

WATCH: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly with… Making Things’ Fi Murray

If you had to pick one ‘good’, one ‘bad’ and one ‘ugly’ from the world of toy and game invention, what would they be?

Serial inventor Fi Murray discusses getting started, keeping going and Making Things

Making Things Fi Murray on where her ideas come from – and why there’s no better industry to be in as a solo women business owner.

Watch: The Perfect Pitch

What can you do to give your toy or board game the best chance of success in a pitch? How do inventor relations execs nail their pitches to buyers? And which ‘P’ is most important: the person, the product or the pitch itself? All this and more is discussed in this ‘Perfect Pitch’ panel session.

Watch: Life as a Solo Inventor

This panel delves into the good, the bad and the ugly of life as a solo toy inventor; looking at the importance of collaboration, whether companies treat solo creators different from bigger invention studios and what some of the perks of going it alone are.

TOMY, Spin Master and Gibsons to discuss ‘The Perfect Pitch’ at Play Creators Conference

The session will go out in a special daily Mojo Nation newsletter during the first week of September.

Go, Making Things, Creating Unique Toys and TinkerTini to discuss life as solo inventors at Play Creators Conference 2020

The session, chaired by TinkerTini’s Trina McFarland, will delve into the good, the bad and the ugly of life as solo invention studios.

Moose Toys UK, So Sound, Open 2 Design and Making Things to share tips on how graduates can succeed in the toy space at New Designers 2020

The session will give an in-depth guide as to what life as a toy designer and freelance inventor looks like, delving into the various routes recent graduate can take to give themselves the best chance of working in the toy space.

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