Menh Voong was born in Hong Kong and raised in San Francisco, California, where he earned an AA in Graphic Design and a BA in Media Arts & Animation. In 2011, Menh followed his dream of being a designer toy creator and founded BeeFy & Co. Unlike traditional toys, all the items in Menh’s company are essentially artistic items inspired by animation, comics and other forms of pop-culture. Recently, Menh discussed his experiences working with this company and his hopes for the future:
Meagan Meehan (MM) of Entertainment Vine: What inspired you to start BeeFy Co. and why was that specific name chosen?
MM: What kind of items do you offer?
MV: We offer designer art apparel, accessories, art and toys. From T-shirt, tote bags, scarves, mugs, phone cases, prints, vinyl toys and plush toys.
MM: How do you come up with the ideas for your products? Do you ever work with inventors and/or designers?
MM: Where do you distribute and advertise?
MV: We currently do most our distribution in house/self distribution. We are working on distributing to more retailers and maybe a larger toy distribution company such as Disburst in the near future. We wanted our products to be mostly available exclusively through our website or at our BeeFy & Co. booth at all our convention shows such as SDCC, NYCC, ECCC, WonderCon, DCON etc. Most our advertisements are done directly to the consumers at our shows and a few toy blogs such as Spankystokes.com, Toysrevil.net, vinylpulse.com and a few other blogs.
MM: Of all your offered items, do you have a favorite? If so, which one and why?
MM: To date, what has been the most rewarding part of working with BeeFy Co.?
MV: That’s easy, it is all the joy and smiles I see from every single child and adult that my silly creations creates! It’s priceless. Our saying for BeeFy & Co. is “Creating Joy, One Toy at a time”
MM: Where do you hope the company will be in ten years?
MM: What advice would you give to someone who is striving to enter the toys and/or arts industries?
MV: Be humble, be yourself, be innovative, be different, be the hardest worker in the room (industry), be resilient, be relentless, be honest, he nice and always give back to the customer, fans, industry, community and others. You will be judged by your work, character and work ethics.
To learn more, visit the BeeFy Co. website.