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Jennifer Wells

Advisor Southern Region, South Jutland, Denmark, DK

18+ years creation and development of award-winning educational interactive products. Dynamic, engaged, focused, creative - let's have FUN!

18+ years creation and development of award-winning educational interactive products. Dynamic, engaged, focused, creative - let's have FUN!

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Primary Skillsets

  • UI/Design
  • Product

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • UI/Design
  • • Product

Involved In

Positions

Mobile Producer LEGO Group May 2015 - present
Kids Digital Media Consultant Independent July 2013 - May 2015
Sr. Manager, Product Development, PBS KIDS Mobile Public Broadcasting Service January 2007 - July 2013
Education Program Coordinator Smithsonian Institution January 2006 - January 2007
Senior Producer K12, Inc January 2001 - October 2004
Producer Hyperspace Cowgirls 2000 - 2000
Sound Director JuniorNet 1997 - 2000
Sound Designer Funnybone Interactive / Vivendi Universal 1995 - 1997

Education

Georgetown University Communication, Culture and Technology 2004 - 2006
Berklee College of Music Music Production and Engineering 1990 - 1992
Walnut Hill School Music

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Markets of Interest
  • • Education
  • • Games
  • • Individualized Learning
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Museums
  • • serious games
  • • informal learning
  • • games as learning platforms

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

User engagement • Children • Edutainment • Mobile Games • Product Development

Key Accomplishments

18+ years innovative leadership in the creation and development of award-winning educational games, apps and interactive products. Experienced in product strategy and execution for a variety of media types; work with major media licensors; geographically disp ersed team management, both national and international; deploying analytics as well as user research studies and implementing results. A dynamic, engaged leader with vision, a firm believer in getting the right team in place and getting out of their way.

Highlights:
• Established PBS KIDS mobile product line, including strategic launch timing, development, alignment with PBS and producer promotion and editorial priorities.
• SUPER WHY, my third mobile app, was featured by Steve Jobs during the launch presentation of the original iPad.
• Invited speaker for Apple Education Leadership Conference, Dust or Magic and Games in Education
• Collaborated with a wide range of leading children’s media industry professionals, from major television producers to top development teams.

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Ben Grimley
We worked together  •  Creative and biz dev combo. Launched PBS KIDS Mobile and PBS KIDS PLAY. Fmr. VP Sales & Biz Dev for Exent, funded by Intel, Cisco & Comcast.
Jenn has unparalleled expertise in the educational software field and knows what it takes to develop a compelling product. She can help you ... find the magic combination of engaging interaction and content that truly makes an impact.
Anjelika Kosanic
We worked together  •  Previously Producer, Digital Content, Highlights for Children. Previously Assistant Director, PBS Kids Ready to Learn, PBS.
Jennifer is a dedicated professional with a passion for developing quality products for kids and families. With a depth of experience in mob ... ile and educational products, she would be an excellent advisor to companies both small and large. She is very thoughtful and strategic in her approach, and has the research to back it up. I would recommend you speak with Jen if you are interested in building great products for the classroom, applying for grant funding around your project, or if you're a company interested in creating fun and engaging apps that kids will love. She knows the kids educational market, understands the specific technical requirements you need to launch a great product, and can help you form a winning strategy. I highly recommend Jen, she knows what it takes to get you where you want to go.
Sally Russell
We worked together  •  Creative Director, Media/Product Development, K12 Inc.. Previously National Stock Footage Sales Manager, National Geographic Television.
Jennifer is an insightful visionary, driven by her passion for education and using technology to engage children in learning by using princi ... ples of cognitive development in game design. She is a great listener with a quick wit and genuine compassion. Her impressive experience in educational game design and mobile app development will make her an incredibly valuable advisor to anyone seeking to work in these areas.
Barbara Chamberlin
We worked together  •  Extension Games and Learning Specialist, Professor, Assistant Department Head, New Mexico State University. University of Virginia grad.
She has extensive experience, a great attitude, a willingness to help others, and great knowledge of what works in the field.
Anjelika Kosanic
We worked together  •  Previously Producer, Digital Content, Highlights for Children. Previously Assistant Director, PBS Kids Ready to Learn, PBS.
She's smart and knowledgable. She's keeps her eye on market conditions and aways looking toward the future.