Inventors & Designers


Creativity. Vision. Fantasy. Fun.

It’s what flows from inventors and designers into the toys that fuel a child’s imagination. Whether you have decades of successful experience or if the seed of an idea was just planted in your imagination, The Toy Association supports the important work of those who create, design, and build toys.

Experienced Inventors & Designers

Join us for access to a host of members-only benefits such as networking, discounts, exclusive resources, and assistance with industry advocacy. Join The Toy Association today.

Aspiring Inventors & Designers

Read the Toy Inventor and Designer Guide. This free pamphlet is packed with information outlining every aspect of the creation process from idea to finished product. Jumpstart your career today.

Connect with Peers

Learn from the pros and gain insight into the toy and youth entertainment industries – check out our free Directory of Inventors and Designers.

Welcoming the Next Generation

We support the toy design departments of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles through scholarship grants and student membership.

To learn more, contact Bernadette Boyle, senior membership manager.