Elliott worked on the UK’s first line of Star Wars toys and was involved in the pencil sketches for the Big Yellow Teapot.

WOMEN OF THE YEAR 2016: Ruth Elliott, Big Ideas

Ruth Elliott is something of a design legend in this industry as the co-founder of both Carterbench and Big Ideas.

Elliott worked on the UK’s first line of Star Wars toys, was involved in the pencil sketches for the Big Yellow Teapot and created toys and games for Basil Brush.

More recently, Elliott has enjoyed success designing for Cartamundi’s Shuffle range, Paul Lamond’s Doctor Who 50th Anniversary board game and Ravensburger’s Jolly Octopus game.

Elliott also scooped last year’s International Designer and Inventor of Toys Award.

The ToyNews Women of the Year 2016 networking and awards event will take place at London’s Soho Hotel on July 21st, 2016. The winner of this year’s Woman of the Year Award will be selected from this year’s list of 30 outstanding individuals. Click here to book tickets to the Awards.

About Robert Hutchins

Robert Hutchins is the editor of Licensing.biz and ToyNews. Hutchins has worked his way up from Staff Writer to the position of Editor across the two titles, having spent almost eight years with both ToyNews and Licensing.biz, and what now seems like a lifetime surrounded by toys. You can contact him by emailing robert.hutchins@biz-media.co.uk or calling him on 0203 143 8780 You can even follow him on Twitter @RobGHutchins if ranting is your thing...

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