Melissa & Doug

Melissa & Doug’s Sofia Dumery on innovation, ‘wood-first’ thinking and inventor opportunities

Sofia Dumery, SVP of Design at Melissa & Doug, discusses how inventors can innovate in the pretend play space.

Melissa & Doug joins Virtual Mojo Pitch 2023

“We can’t wait to see what 2023 delivers and how we can partner with the inventor community to bring long-lasting, sustainable toys to the industry,” said Sofia Dumery, Senior Vice President of Design at Melissa & Doug.

Melissa & Doug’s Vice President of Design, Sofia Dumery, on products, pitching and fuzzy pigs

Sofia Dumery explores product design at the market-leading Melissa & Doug

Melissa & Doug joins Mojo Pitch 2022

“As we expand the role of inventors in our product development process, we are excited to partner with Mojo Nation to reach this international base of talented thinkers,” said Sofia Dumery, Senior Vice President of Design at Melissa & Doug.

Melissa & Doug looks to engage the inventor community around pretend play, arts & crafts and developmental toys

“We’re looking for new and innovative play experiences that fit within the key segments of the Melissa & Doug portfolio,” said Lee Allentuck, Melissa & Doug’s Inventor Outreach Consultant.

WATCH: Melissa & Doug on Inventors, Licensing & the Future

We dive into Melissa & Doug’s approach to design, how the company works with inventors and what goes into its brand collaborations with IP like Paw Patrol.

Melissa & Doug to launch Paw Patrol and Blue’s Clues & You lines in 2021

Melissa & Doug has signed an exclusive licensing partnership with ViacomCBS Consumer Products to launch Paw Patrol and Blue’s Clues & You! toys in Fall 2021.

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