November 6, 2013
6:00pm – 8:00pm
MFA Interaction Design
136 West 21 Street
New York, NY 10011
Tinybop Inc. is building a series of apps that aims to reach children around the world. Their first app, The Human Body, which allows children to poke, probe and examine the body's major systems, launched August 15th and has been downloaded over 4.8M times in 155 countries. The first in a series, The Explorer's Library, Tinybop's digital toys aim to provoke questions and engage children through exploration and play. In this talk, CEO Raul Gutierrez will take you through the creation of the company and the ideas behind it, and Head of Design Melissa Jun will get into the nitty-gritty of building a brand.
Tinybop is a Brooklyn-based studio of designers, developers, educators, and artists building a suite of educational iOS apps for kids. They are creating a suite of immersive digital toys that encourage exploration and creativity with a belief in the power of learning through play, experimentation, and inquiry.
Raul Gutierrez, Founder and CEO of Tinybop, is an entrepreneur with a 20-year history in technology and the arts. Tinybop was born out of a belief that all kids are explorers. His hope is to build a company where ideas, design, and engineering come together to delight, inspire, and educate children. Raul was born in Monterrey, Mexico, grew up in Lufkin, Texas, and now lives in Brooklyn, with his wife and two young boys.
Melissa Jun, Head of Design, is behind Tinybop's branding. She was born in a small town in Upstate New York that used to make tableware. She came to New York City in 2001 and has since worked for many amazing organizations, including: The New York Times, Pentagram, They Might Be Giants, and now, Tinybop. She currently lives in Brooklyn where she declares victory whenever she can walk to where she needs to be.