What would you guess is one of THE most important steps to making a storybook app? The story? yes, important but keep going. The illustrations? uh-huh, but that’s not all. A cracker jack developer. Check. Uber-important but there’s something else…you need a home base, a platform where everyone can congregate, collaborate and chat about the topics that excite and ignite us. For us, it’s about taking a seriously upbeat view about being different and the absolute joy that comes from being accepted (and accepting yourself) for who you are…quirky bits and all!
I know our story (heck, I’ve been living it) and while the creative team–my daughter our author, my son our voice over artist, our illustrators, audio engineer, musician, and those cracker jack developers (yeah, it takes a village)–are busy doing their thing, I set myself to the task of finding web designers who could bring Geek Club Books to life. My criteria? Creativity, quality, responsiveness, good communication, and easy and fun to work with. I found all my boxes ticked with Melissa Northway and Allison Hinkle, the powerhouse duo at Polka Dots Publishing and Green Tangerine Design.
I am so happy what our “mad webatists” brought to life and I hope that you dear reader feel at home here too! I look forward to our geekish conversations, from the silly to the serious.
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