Toy design with Tregs (aka Mark)

Come learn from an expert! 'Tregs' (aka Mark) will talk about being a toy designer, what toy design is, how ideas get from your brain to the shelf, and show examples of toys I’ve made.   I’ll explain the creative process, the life of an inventor and what contributes to good toy design.  I specialize in creative mechanical solutions and expanding existing ideas to their fullest potential.  I make a lot of prototypes and I will share how new 3D printing technologies have changed the industry already and where I think it’s going! 

 Brief Overview:

o What is toy design

o What is inventing

o How do you pitch ideas

o What are royalties

o What makes a good toy

o Why it’s waaaay harder than you think

o Why it’s as fun as you think

o Show and tell of some of my crazy stuff

Class Cost: 

Non-Members: $15 

Makerspace Members: $10 (Members get at least 30% off all classes!) For membership info click here!

Time: 7:00pm  - 9:00pm (please arrive 20 minutes early to account for any traffic and also to mingle and get to know other like-minded makers). Class will start promptly at 7pm!

Age: Attendees must be 16 or over

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  • A former member
    A former member

    As a product designer myself I wish to learn more about the creative process of building the the toy itself.. Sort of a simulator lab to create a mok toy from scratch to realization going through steps from idea, group brain storming, critic, problem solving to 3-D prototyping. However I must still thank you a lot for the valuable information that is essential to any designer with a genius idea in hand to sell.

    January 22, 2014

    • Tregs

      helpful feedback.

      1 · January 23, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I don't live here but I'll try to attend next time I visit L.A. For a non English native your pace was ok not too fast B.T.W so keep doing what your doing it's light funny and intriguing! Great job teaching people and good luck.

      January 23, 2014

  • Tregs

    sorryitalksofast... i wanted to give a lot of information. It is a very broad topic. i hope to see all again.

    January 22, 2014

  • Scott T.

    Very informative overview of the current toy design industry!

    January 22, 2014

  • J. Sayuri K.

    Thanks for the great info Tregs. Hope to see you around!

    1 · January 22, 2014

  • Josh S.

    Fantastic meeting, and I thought it had a nice turn-out. I very much enjoyed hearing Mark's thoughts on toys and the state of manufacturing.

    January 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Look forward

    January 21, 2014

  • Tregs

    I look forward to warping your minds.
    I am always on the look out for new weird technology in toys.. so if you known of something cool... or have a cool toy bring it for show and tell. example i have a quad-copter i can fit in my mouth i'll bring.
    i like conversation rather than lecture.

    1 · January 21, 2014

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