The Extraordinaires® Design Studio Pro Provides a Unique and Engaging Way to Experience the Excitement & Joy of Designing!


The Extraordinaires® Design Studio Pro is an expansion of the award-winning and critically acclaimed Extraordinaires® Design Studio, which was launched in 2013. Designed for anyone from the creative thinker to the novice or seasoned designer to the business professional, the Extraordinaires® Design Studio Pro challenges players to design objects to meet the needs of the various Extraordinaires® characters . The studio allows players to collaborate on their designs through a fun, 3-step process involving research, design and improvement.


The Creativity Hub, makers of Rory’s Story Cubes®, and Barnes & Noble, the nation’s largest retail bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced the launch of The Extraordinaires® Design Studio Pro – available exclusively at Barnes & Noble starting September 9.

“We are excited to partner with Barnes & Noble to bring the world of design to teens, families and even adult professionals across the United States,” said Anita Murphy, co-inventor of The Extraordinaires® Design Studio Pro, with Rory O’Connor. “The Extraordinaires® Design Studio Pro has aptly been described as ‘like landing an internship at a real design studio’ and can serve as the launchpad for the career of a young designer or provide a seasoned designer with a full creative workout.”

Kathleen Campisano, Vice President, Toys & Games at Barnes & Noble, said: “In partnership with The Creativity Hub, we are thrilled to be able to offer the Barnes & Noble customer this truly innovative approach to design, which takes you on a fun-filled journey from idea generation though conceptualization. The Creativity Hub team has absolutely delivered a one-of-a-kind product that emulates a brainstorm in a box!”