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 is a creative director with 15 years of experience in design, branding, and advertising, more than half of which he spent in-house at BBDO NY. From digital to traditional… he's passionate about making cool stuff, whether it’s an integrated multi-million-dollar campaign or a gig poster for a local band. Throughout the years he's collaborated with Disney, DreamWorks, LucasArts, and Marvel, 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, Creativity, and Mad Magazine. 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 graduated from 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 wanted to be a world famous magician.