Inventors & Designers


Welcome to Creative Factor

Creative FactorCreative Factor is the platform where your inventive concepts meet industry professionals. Whether you're an inventor, designer, artist, or play professional with a groundbreaking idea, the Creative Factor program offers an interactive and engaging blend of learning, pitching and networking opportunities.

Creative Factor Inventor Day

At Creative Factor’s Inventor Day, selected innovators step into the spotlight, presenting their products, concepts, or ideas to top toy and youth entertainment professionals and manufacturing partners. While submissions for the 2024 Creative Factor Virtual Inventor Day are closed, stay tuned for upcoming opportunities at Toy Fair in New York City from March 1 to March 4, 2025.

For inquiries or questions about inventor participation, contact Emily Brown. Manufacturers interested in discovering the next new plaything can reach out to Jackie Retzer for details.

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 & 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.

Welcoming the Next Generation

The Toy Association serves on the United Inventors Association’s Toy Industry Advisory Board and supports 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 about joining The Toy Association, contact Bernadette Boyle.