Matt Burtonwood

Making Things, The Fantastic Factory and Open 2 Design to discuss ‘Inventive Inspirations’ at Play Creators Conference

This year’s Play Creators Conference is taking place at London’s Stamford Bridge Stadium on Wednesday, June 28th.

Getting Your Foot in the Door

Open 2 Design’s Matt Burtonwood shines a spotlight on the challenges around finding new design hires – and details what he looks for when it comes to fresh talent.

Talking Games: From Netflix to MasterChef, all kinds of brands are getting the board game treatment… So what’s the key to designing great licensed games?

In this month’s Talking Games feature, Spin Master’s Dougal Grimes, Peggy Brown Creative Consulting’s Peggy Brown, Open 2 Design’s Matt Burtonwood and Galactic Sneeze’s Sara Farber discuss creating great games based on brands.

WATCH: Inside the Studio with… Open 2 Design

We speak with Matt Burtonwood about the origins of Open 2, its move into invention – and what the future holds.

Watch: Pitching in Uncertain Times

How has lockdown changed how toy and game inventors pitch their concepts? What are some of the pros and cons of showing off ideas virtually? And what impact has the pandemic situation had on how inventors fuel their creativity? All this and more is explored in our ‘Pitching in Uncertain Times’ panel.

Open 2 Design’s Matt Burtonwood on his creative process, taking breaks – and patting his back while kicking himself…

As the co-founder of Open 2 Design, Matt Burtonwood is the brains behind a number of popular products. Recently, he and his business partner began pitching their own ideas, including the much-celebrated Rubik’s Cage.

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.

Mojo Nation’s Billy Langsworthy, Open 2 Design’s Matt Burtonwood and Quirk inventor Emma May to speak at London Toy Fair’s Student Seminar

“It’s integral that, as an industry, we do all we can do to encourage a fresh wave of product design talent to choose the toy and game space as a career destination,” said Billy Langsworthy, co-founder of Mojo Nation.

Open 2 Design’s Matt Burtonwood on the origins of Rubik’s Cage

We caught up with Burtonwood to learn more about where the idea came from for his twisty 3-in-a-row game, Rubik’s Cage.

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