Richard Heayes

WATCH: Brands & Board Games

The session is chaired by Heayes Design’s Richard Heayes and welcomes Omari Akil (Game Design and Co-Founder of Colorway Game Labs), Deirdre Cross (VP at Funko Games) and Erica Bouyouris (Staff Designer at Spin Master).

Talking Games: Should more tabletop designers look to create mass market games?

Exploring the differences between the two sectors are games designers Scott Rogers and Brett J Gilbert, as well as PlayMonster’s Adam Hocherman and Heayes Design’s Richard Heayes.

License to thrill: How to make brands soar in toys and games

Heayes Design’s Richard Heayes looks at how to successfully bring brands to life in the toy and games space.

The New Normal

Heayes Design’s Richard Heayes takes a look at how toys marketed to – and designed specifically for – adults are no longer just a passing trend.

Read the Mojo Nation 100: 2021 Edition online now

The Mojo Nation 100 – in association with Hasbro – is a listing of the most influential figures currently working in the world of toy and game design who have excelled over the last 12 months.

The inventor’s inventor, Richard Heayes, on noteworthy design… And making it look easy

Meet Richard Heayes, the most-nominated designer in the Mojo 100… And discover a way to literally see your work differently!

Play Creators Awards 2020 winners revealed

A celebration of the toy and game industry’s design talent, among the big winners this year are Spin Master, Big Potato and Seven Towns, while Heayes Design’s Richard Heayes scooped the Design Icon accolade.

Watch: Game On: Hasbro, Funko and Gamely talk game design

How do you pitch a game idea to Hasbro? Where does Funko Games start when turning iconic movies into great tabletop experiences? What can an indie like Gamely Games do to stand out in a crowded market? All this, and more, is covered in this Game On! panel session.

Find the gap

Inspired by Disney Plus series The Imagineering Story, Heayes Design’s Richard Heayes looks at why sometimes the most important element of a toy or game is actually the white space in-between all the eye-catching gizmos.

Here’s an idea…

Heayes Design’s Richard Heayes shines a spotlight on the importance of ideas management, and why the old saying, “If you love something, let it go” is especially apt when it comes to ideation.

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