Developer Mark Media Adds Laurinda Shaver as Creative Digital Kids Producer

Mark Media released a press release last week announcing they have brought on Laruinda Shaver to help out with Miaomiao, their iOS apps and TV shows that help teach Chinese and English to preschool children.  Check out the full Press Release below, I've also added a trailer for one of their apps.

"Mark Media Adds Laurinda Shaver as Creative Digital Kids Producer

TORONTO – June 15, 2015 – Digital media prodco, Mark Media, is pleased to welcome Laurinda Shaver, former Digital Strategist at Pearson Canada, to the team as Creative Digital Kids Producer. Having managed digital media and television projects at major networks such as CBC, YTV, and Rogers TV, including FIFA World Cup, Sochi Olympics and over 550 hours of original Canadian children’s programming, Shaver will lead the development and production of kids’ digital media products including apps, online content, and other interactive learning experiences. “Laurinda brings a breadth of experience spanning digital media, television, and educational spaces,” said Mark Media CEO Jason Loftus. “It’s the perfect mix for our growing studio that works across these platforms. We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Laurinda to our team.” Shaver’s role will start with a focus on Mark Media’s preschool property Miaomiao, a collection of iOS apps and CG-animated TV episodes that aim to teach Chinese and English language skills to children through friendship and play. “I am really excited to join this talented team of artists, animators and programmers,” said Shaver. “It is thrilling to work with a company that shares my passion for storytelling and love of the digital medium.” She and the Miaomiao digital team are working on the upcoming iOS app release Fun with Colors, an ocean-themed interactive experience teaching color themes in both English and Mandarin. In addition, the Mark Media team is simultaneously completing post-production on 30 x 7 minutes of its CG animated series Miaomiao, distributed globally by Brain Power Studio. For more information about Mark Media or Miaomiao, please contact Julia Tobin at, or visit the websites and Follow @markmediaco and @miaomiaolearn on Twitter for the latest news and updates."