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About Us

DoodleDoo (formerly Snert Studios) was started by Thea Eaton in 2005 with a mission: to make interactive educational Flash content 508 accessible to all children. DoodleDoo is a co-operative of independant contractors, who all have a passion for designing and creating high quality educational software for kids.


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Thea Eaton
Founder, Animator
Thea is an Adobe certified Flash designer, who graduated from the University of Texas with a BA in computer science and has worked on educational flash projects for over 6 years. Thea has studied character design and animation under mentors such as Victor Navone from Pixar at AnimationMentor and Stephen Silver at Schoolism. She is currently working to try and find new and innovative ways to make interactive flash applications accessible. Her mission is to prove that Flash activities can be made fun, interactive, and accessible at the same time.

To hear Thea speak on accessible Flash: Sessions.

Karyn Derby
Instructional Designer
Karyn is an award-winning learning design expert, and has wide-ranging experience leading design and development efforts, emphasizing usability, and ensuring instructional integrity throughout the project. Karyn focuses on interface design, instructional design, and learning pedagogy and has extensive experience prototyping and providing proof of concepts. Karyn has written and edited instructional content and designed the interfaces for instructional CD-ROMs and websites ranging from elementary level education to corporate training, many of which required strict adherence to section 508 accessibility standards. Karyn graduated with highest honors with a Master of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin with a focus on Instructional Technology. Karyn also has a B.S. in Environmental Science.

Laura Minnigerode
Subject Matter Expert
Laura Minnigerode is an instructional designer and educational researcher. She has been involved in the development of software and other media for twenty years. She has worked with Sesame Workshop, WGBH, Broderbund Software, Living Books, and many other publishers. Laura earned her BA at Indiana University, Bloomington, and Master's in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

David Stiller
Programmer
David's portfolio includes multimedia programming and design for the NASA, DOT, Nickelodeon, MTV, Wendy's, Adobe, and dozens of clients across the United States and Canada. David gets a kick out of sharing "aha!" moments with others through consultation and mentoring, as well as regular contributions to the Adobe Flash and ActionScript forums; his blog, and articles for Community MX, Layers magazine, and other outlets.

Miki Norman
Children's Illustrator
Miki was raised and started studying art in Niigata, Japan. She has been drawing for multimedia projects for over a decade. Her realistic vector drawing styles are unmatched. Her drawing styles range from cartoony to sciencific. She is also an expert at making miniature sculptures with polymer clay.

Chris Lensch
Children's Illustrator
Chris attended the Columbus College of Art and Design, and graduated in 1989 with a major in illustration and a BFA. His work has appeared in many national publications and he has produced work for clients such as AMD, MCI, McDonalds, Compaq, and Us West. He has been featured in Step By Steps Electronic Design, and received awards from the Society of Illustrators Los Angeles, How, Graphis, Step by Step, American Illustration, the Society of Publication and Design, and Lürzers's Archive. His illustrations have been published in books by Piggy Toes Press, Picture Window Books, Gamewright, Peaceable Kingdom and many educational publishers.

J.Scott McElroy
Voice Over Artist
Scott is a voiceover artist,  writer, and  visual artist based in Indianapolis. As a voiceover artist, he hosted the Animal Planet TV series, “Wildlife Journal”, from 2004-2007.  He's heard on national TV commericals, video games, websites and more.

 

Partners

DoodleDoo also proudly partners with the following companies:

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Knowbility
http://www.knowbility.org

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Go9Media
http://www.go9media.com

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Raining Popcorn Media
http://www.rainingpopcornmedia.com

 

Affiliations

DoodleDoo is a member of the following organizations:

Association of Educational Publishers Member 2009 ISTE