small team, big ideas.

At Cardboard Helicopter, we understand that a high-quality product is a wonderful asset to have. It can be a catalyst for brand success in a competitive market and can build brand loyalty through innovation . We have the necessary tools and the unique design process to consistently provide great value, and the creativity to explore improbable new levels of product design.

Our boutique size means that your success is our success. We are able to provide you with complete focus from our entire team, ensuring that every aspect of the design process is tailored to your needs. This careful consideration is what gives us a unique advantage and is the reason for our success. We assist a wide variety of brands with innovating new products, evolving current items and exploring new categories, and can operate at as a complete, turnkey solution, or can work at any independent stage of the development process. 

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SOME BRANDS WE’VE DESIGNED FOR

 

WHERE DID THE NAME CARDBOARD HELICOPTER COME FROM?

The first time I can recall using my imagination was when I was a young boy at my grandma’s house. I remember finding a large cardboard box in one of the playrooms, and I found myself fascinated by it. I told everyone in the house that I would make this cardboard box fly by the end of the day. While I wasn’t able to make it take off, it inspired me to keep creating and make bold, exciting things happen. The name is a reflection of the limitless imagination, fun, excitement, and play everyone has as a child.

-Tim Hayes

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Founders and Partners

Our Co-founders and partners have known each other for 20+ years and are all childhood friends. We built this company from the ground up out of passion for making successful products that bring people joy. We are all involved with each project and lead a team of creatives to ensure perfection.

Penny

Penny

CBO (Chief Barketing Officer)
Tim Hayes

Tim Hayes

CEO
Carlo Russo

Carlo Russo

CMO
Sean Barry

Sean Barry

COO

This is the 3 of us when we played 6th grade baseball together, we have been trying to hit homeruns ever since. Tim is #45. Sean is #35, Carlo is #34

STUDIO

We are a team of mothers, fathers, childhood friends, pet owners, thinkers, tinkerers and award-winning designers situated just outside of Cleveland, Ohio. As a small but mighty team, we are dedicated to designing and innovating exciting products in the juvenile,baby. gift, outdoor and pet industries. Rather than prioritizing trying to win awards, we simply focus on creating products that people love.