Inventing is hard. It is not for the faint of heart.
Coming up with an original idea that has the potential to set the world on fire is a monster challenge. But, if successful, your creation could be the next Rainbow Loom, Silly Bands, or Slap Bracelets. And, who knows, you could end up being like the professional inventors below and have a successful career of bringing fun, joy and excitement to millions of kids of all ages.
So, what does it take to be a real inventor?
What skill-set do you need to make your ideas a reality?… READ MORE
Hasbro’s Rich Mazel Unloads On How To Spot A Good Invention Opportunity
Trading a secure and buttoned-up job in finance for a trend-driven and ultra-competitive career as a toy and game inventor isn’t a typical career track. But for Rich Mazel, his dream of inventing and designing cool toys couldn’t wait any longer.
Rich Mazel, Senior Director of Global Product Acquisition at Hasbro, began his post-Notre Dame (M.B.A.) career in Chicago as a wide-eyed financial consultant for Deloitte, all while frantically sketching and pitching new product ideas to anyone who would listen, and to many that wouldn’t. In 2005, … READ MORE
Meet The Inventor
Meet Famed Toy Inventor and Creative Artist, Ruth Green-Synowic
Ruth Green-Synowic is no stranger to the challenge of introducing innovation to
global brands. As an independent inventor and designer, and President of Ruth Green Inc., a product invention and design consultancy, Ruth has successfully worked with dozens of licenses, consulted for numerous toy companies, and was VP of a Creative group that created hundreds of McDonald’s Happy Meal toy programs.
With over 25 years of experience designing and developing consumer products, Ruth’s playful contributions can be seen in more than 1,500 toys and products worldwide, including: … READ MORE
We wanted to develop a technology that allowed hardworking rural farmers to earn more from their labor and allowed families without a refrigerator in their homes to lose less money on wasted food.”
In part one of our series, we learned that Jeremy Fryer-Biggs’ path to Evaptainers has been one heavily influenced not only by his creativity, curiosity, altruism, and entrepreneurial spirit, but also dyslexia. He’s overcome the challenges of a learning “disorder” to succeed as an inventor, designer, maker, engineer, artist, and sustainability champion, not to mention a certified Mythbuster!
We hope Jeremy’s story offers … READ MORE