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Brand Designs: Start Licensing’s Ian Downes on creativity, ‘brand DNA’ and bringing Wallace & Gromit into board games

This week, we’re catching up with Ian Downes, Director at Start Licensing and co-founder of Brands Untapped, a brand new experiential licensing event launching in March 2021.

WATCH: Mojo Nation’s Billy Langsworthy talks best practices for new inventors with University Games’ Bob Moog

At this year’s New York Toy Fair, University Games president Bob Moog sat down for a chat with Mojo Nation’s own Billy Langsworthy as part of the firm’s UG Studios video series.

Come and say hello at Toy Fair!

The Mojo Nation team will be at London Toy Fair and New York Toy Fair this year. We have a stand in the Greenhouse at London Toy Fair at GH48, and will be roaming the halls of the JAVITS during New York Toy Fair.

Deej Johnson and Billy Langsworthy on unearthing the secrets of creativity in their new book, The Snakes & Ladders of Creative Thinking

Writer and speaker Deej Johnson is a creative consultant with five books to his name. His latest, co-authored by Mojo Nation founder Billy Langsworthy, explains how to apply creative techniques to the invention of board games.

Asmodee, Mojo Nation and UK Games Expo to usher in next wave of tabletop art talent with new university initiative

The Art of the Tabletop initiative will see students tasked with creating new artwork for a range of Asmodee best sellers that will then go on display at UK Games Expo 2020.

Mojo Nation bolsters team as Deej Johnson joins as ‘Word Whizz’

Deej will be handling content for the Mojo Nation site, covering news, opinion pieces and interviews with figures from across the world of toy and game design.

Design stars of the future create new toys and games at Mojo Nation’s Student Design Challenge

“The aim of this event is always to encourage new designers to think about toy and game design as a future career, and it was great to see so many students enthusiastically getting stuck into the challenge and expressing excitement about our industry,” said Mojo Nation’s Billy Langsworthy.

LISTEN: Mojo Nation’s Billy Langsworthy talks toy and game design with Phil Albritton on the Power Kid Podcast

Billy and Phil spoke about the toy and game design scene and unpacked some of what Mojo Nation is up to this year.

GALLERY: Check out the snaps from Mojo Nation and The Toy Association’s Summer Party

The party hosted a music quiz that saw the Toy World team emerge top of the tree.

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.

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