Toys & games meets branding & advertising.
Sara has spent the past seventeen years developing toys, games, and new IPs. Most recently, she collaborated with Toca Boca to write and produce a machinima-based series of comedic shorts for Toca TV. She's served as Director of Content Design at Fisher-Price/Mattel, Manager of Global Product Development at VTech, and Interactive Producer at Sesame Workshop. She has also collaborated with Gund, WowWee, and Spin Master to create play patterns, characters, and stories. Sara has developed content for hundreds of fun things to play with, including: robots, mechanized plush, interactive learning toys, and of course... board games. She has written dialogue, jokes, and song lyrics for over forty popular kids brands, from Dora the Explorer to Mickey Mouse to SpongeBob SquarePants. She's also written content for board games for clients including Hasbro (family-friendly), and USAopoly (for adults only).
Sara has an MA in Cognitive Development from Teachers College at Columbia University and a BA in Behavioral Biology from The Johns Hopkins University. In her free time she takes Sketch Comedy Writing and Improv classes at PIT and Upright Citizens Brigade. Sara is fluent in Muppet.
When Sara was a kid she wanted to be Indiana Jones.
Bryan has spent the past fifteen years creating advertising, film, and animation for some of the biggest players in the business. He's collaborated with Disney, Dreamworks, ILM, Laika, Lucas Films, Marvel and Warner Bros. and was most recently a Senior Art Director at BBDO New York. There, he grew the number of M&M’S characters from five to five million, created a groundbreaking Marvel cyber comic, and worked with numerous global icons including Darth Vader, Optimus Prime, Pepé le Pew, and Shrek. Bryan's creative has graced the cover of One A Magazine and has been featured in Archive, CMYK, Communication Arts, and Creativity. His campaigns have been celebrated at the New York Addys, Cannes, London International, and the One Show. Bryan has pieces in the permanent collection of MoMA and the Smithsonian, which makes his momma extra proud.
Bryan kicked butt at The Creative Circus with a concentration in Art Direction and Graphic Design and has a BA from Auburn University in Radio, Television & Film. He has also studied cartooning at SVA and Improv at Upright Citizens Brigade.
When Bryan was a kid he dreamt of becoming a world famous magician.