On this page you’ll find more information about the design decisions that we make together with our clients to manufacture the best custom corporate stress balls possible.
With their unique shapes and designs, each order of custom stress balls and custom stress toys we produce are tailor made to best suit our client’s needs – as well as those of their brands and fans.
Happy Worker combines creative design, detailed perfectionism and deep-rooted passion for great toys and gifts - with a laser beam focus on our clients’ goals.
We collaborate easily with our clients’ creative & marketing teams. For some of our clients we handle all aspects of the creative, product and packaging design. Other clients have their marketing and design teams take the lead on product and package development, while Happy Worker’s experts provide strong support and ensure great quality toy execution and on-time delivery.
To get the best final custom stress balls we follow the old saying: ‘measure twice and cut once’. So before we make toys first we make a plan.
At the beginning of each project we’ll draft a Toy Design & Development Plan. Included in the plan is a detailed project schedule with all the nitty-gritty steps and review stages. Together we’ll cheerily carry out the plan – and then, of course, we’ll happily deliver high quality stress relievers, great stress toys and top-notch stress balls.
An introduction to Happy Worker’s Toy Creation & Manufacturing Process.
At a high level Happy Worker’s custom stress toy manufacturing process includes 5 basic steps, starting from the initial concept and finishing with happy stress balls delivery:
Ideas & Concepts
Logistics & Delivery
Extra Step - Happiness Now & Forever
First, the right concept is chosen and developed. Sometimes our clients come to Happy Worker with clear ideas or concept drawings. Other times our clients haven’t yet built out the concept, shape, or messaging, but know they want custom stress toys or custom stress balls. Either way our teams will collaborate to co-conceive, develop and design the stress toy or stress ball. This is handled step-by-step, starting from rough concepts through to finished designs.
Custom stress toys can be designed from an existing brand character or mascot. Or they can be created from the ground up to bring an entirely new idea or message to fun toy life. Popular ideas that are created as customized stress balls:
People (stress toy figures or stress dolls)
Logos and 3D graphics
& almost any unique design or idea
Many shapes and sizes of custom squeeze balls can be created – from mini stress relievers, toys with plastic bendy arms and legs, to stress relievers with sound chips and oversized foam toys. Happy Worker enjoys pushing new boundaries in stress toy design. There are few limits when it comes to conceptualization and fabrication of original stress relievers.
Once the concept or idea behind the stress toy is determined it’s time to decide which type of stress toy or stress ball will best fit the project. A number of creative product decisions are made including the best size, shaping, branding, and packaging. Happy Worker will recommend features that best suit the stress ball’s or stress toy’s purpose, audience and pricing goals.
Once all the decisions are made and the project is approved, our designer will create final stress toy or stress ball “control artwork”, or blueprint designs that will be used for the stress toy’s prototyping.
Most stress balls or toys are made to be hand-held, i.e. sized to fit in a fist and be squeezed:
Happy Worker will recommend the best stress ball or custom squishy toy size to suit the item’s purpose, target audience, design goals, and budgets.
We specialize in manufacturing new, never before seen stress ball shapes designed just for your project, brand and campaign. Often stress relievers are made to be handheld, and can be shaped much like a ball or egg shape to fit nicely into a person’s fist. However custom stress balls can be made in many unique and unusual shapes, including larger objects like vehicles, animals, products, people, or buildings.
Some shapes are better suited to foam stress relievers than others, either for production or final stress toy durability. Happy Worker will recommend changes to the design so that the final foam toys are high quality and resist tearing or breaking.
Logos, graphics and slogans can be applied almost anywhere on the custom squishy toys and their packaging. Depending on the surface texture of those positions, branding and logos can be applied almost anywhere on the stress ball through various methods. These include:
With larger custom stress ball orders (10,000 or more custom stress relievers or custom stress toys) we can create stress items that have bendy plastic arms & legs, and other playful components like “wind-up” walking ability, sound chips that play music, and magnets.
We create high end collectible stress balls made of premium materials. Traditional stress relievers are made of “PU” foam and are decorated with high quality, durable paints, imprints, and decals. In some toys materials like silicone and rubber can also be considered.
Most retail packaging styles are possible for custom stress relievers, including:
The most popular packaging for custom stress balls are transparent polybags. These see-through or frosted thick plastic bags are printed with branding and product information and sealed with the stress reliever inside. The breathable polybags provide protection during shipping, storage, and distribution.
To learn more, receive a quote and begin creating your custom stress relievers please contact Happy Worker– and we’ll be very happy to help:
To learn more, receive a quote and begin making your custom stress balls now please contact Happy Worker and we’ll be very happy to help: