Who we are
At Little Starship Productions we are developing and producing multi-platform interactive software apps, and video content that helps preschool age children develop fundamental cognitive skills during early childhood.
We are parents, artists, and educators with over 50 combined years of experience creating interactive multimedia. In addition to creating original content we are continually searching the Internet for the type content we love, that meets the standards we apply to our work and that we can't wait to share with our children, our families and you.
Krishna is a creative director, designer, and developer with 20 years of diverse interactive development experience and television production experience. He has worked for some of the top advertising agencies developing online digital advertising content including ads, games, and animation. His expertise encompasses all aspects of the digital content creation spectrum from creative idea generation and development through technical production, post production, and final delivery. He is also a father of three girls. He started Little Starship Productions to produce projects that are fun and entertaining for both kids and parents; that will encourage imagination and exploration, and that will help children develop a love for learning.
Jennifer is a Yale graduate with 12 years of integrated experience in advertising, marketing, promotions, social media, mobile & emerging platforms, music and entertainment industries. She received her bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a focus on Media, Education, and Psychology. For two years Jennifer acted as Administrator and Teacher for the Brooklyn Saplings Co-Operative Play School that she founded in 2012 for our 2 and 3-year-old daughters along with 8 of their peers in our Prospect Heights neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY. She is now a member of the Board of Trustees at The Co-op School, a nonprofit cooperative elementary school in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn NY. Additionally, she has 15 years of performance and club DJ experience all over NYC and the globe, and nine years of long-form improv comedy, acting training/performance, and occasional freelance non-fiction writing and copywriting experience.
Friends and Collaborators
Rick Charette is a singer and songwriter and educator. He has become known for his catchy songs like “I Love Mud,” "Alligator in the Elevator” and “Bubble Gum” that have made him a favorite of parents and children alike throughout the US. Rick travels throughout the country performing on acoustic guitar for children and families both at schools and concert halls. He has recorded 12 CDs, 3 DVDs and has also published two books. "Seven Ate Nine", is Rick Charette's newest album of original kids music and contains 16 original new tracks.
Brian is an incredibly talented American-born artist & animator living in Vienna – Austria. He has worked on as a character designer, background artist, visual development artist, animator, and illustrator for several games apps & campaigns. Brian is the creator of the highly-acclaimed lil'Red storybook app. He also recently worked as an animator and background designer on the award-winning Old Man’s Journey app which won an Apple’s Design Award and Apple’s Game of the Year on iPad for 2017.
Rob Dircks the author of the science fiction novels Where the Hell is Tesla? and The Wrong Unit, and a member of SFWA (Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America). He has co-owned Dircks Associates (an ad agency) with his brother Dave for over twenty years.
Dave Dircks is an illustrator and creative entrepreneur (and member of SCBWI – The Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators). For over thirty years his work has been featured in books, magazines, album art, and advertising. In addition to commercial art, his paintings have been exhibited in New York City and his native Long Island. His first collaboration with Rob was a Super8 movie they shot in junior high school. Since then they’ve worked together to produce award-winning advertising, the number one acoustic podcast on iTunes,™ award-winning documentaries, as well as their latest venture – novelty and children’s books. Dave is a graduate of NY’s School of Visual Arts with a degree in Illustration.