Our Technical Director!

Robots and Cupcakes is thrilled to announce the new addition of our Technical Director, Michael Ferejohn!

Michael adds even more strength to our digital team by bringing 12 years of leading educational digital media departments and overseeing a broad spectrum of projects from educational websites, backend databases, games and activities, console video games, and full video production!

You're about to see a LOT more of us in a new light. Stay tuned

Rabbit's House now available for iPad

Oxford University’s “Rabbit’s House” has been released for the iPad! We had a wonderful time animating and developing it. (One of our favorite things to do!)  =)

Rabbit’s House is a storybook language development app brought to you by Oxford, especially designed for very young children learning to read, as well as ESL students.

Kids can allow the app read the story to them, or they just read the story by themselves. They can even choose to use a word highlighting feature, so when an individual word is tapped, it is read out loud by the narrator. Additional phonics words are included with an icon to add visual connection to the word. Additionally, there’s a Quiz section in the app to help your kids practice letter sounds and phonics words included in the story! The art is cute and colorful with some little animations to entertain.

Check it out! You can find it in the iTunes Store, here.

Check out more mobile apps by Robots and Cupcakes here!

New position available: Technical Director

Robots and Cupcakes is a leading creative print and digital development team, located in Hoboken, New Jersey, just 10 minutes from New York City via PATH or ferry. We are a fun, collaborative group that works in a creative, evolving environment, allowing our team to constantly develop new skills!

We concept, art direct and build creative, digital games, interactive animations, online and white board lessons for educational purposes and mobile apps and websites, as well as print design and production. We also offer color retouching, video editing, music composition and voiceover services.

We are looking to hire a Technical Director to join our team as a creative thinker, a manager, liaison and teacher. Your responsibilities would be to…

• Oversee and support our digital team, educating on workflow, tools, and key development procedures
• Support project managers by communicating and supporting any offsite freelancers
• Be a liaison between our Lead Developer, digital team and project managers for process and language for projects such as mobile and downloadable apps, video and audio file output, and online products
• Schedule tasks including tracking dependencies, managing change requests, and guaranteeing quality of deliveries
• Guide our digital projects through efficient processes and workflow for the successful creation and final delivery of all digital projects
• Help come up with creative solutions in order to achieve complicated spec requests 
• Serve as a primary studio contact as Technical Director, interfacing with clients to discuss and decide on the best technical solutions during the concept and development stages for both front and back end*
• Research and develop new, creative technologies and tools for innovation and development efficiency, focusing on exploiting these new platforms and technologies
• Do some traveling to attend presentations and conferences to learn, network and represent our company

*General work is commonly done in HTML5, CSS3 and Flash AS2 & 3, code version control systems like Git--- Knowledge in these are a must. Also, while knowledge and experience in both front and back end development would be amazing, if you are stronger in one over the other, there are plenty of opportunities to learn! We are a very busy studio.

Languages we often work in...
Front-end: JSON and JavaScript frameworks like JQuery, Prototype, MooTools, Dojo, 
Backbone.js, Node.js, as and other languages.
Back-end: A combination of SQL, ASP.NET, Java, PHP, Python, and Ruby.

Knowledge must be in both Mac and PC; Though our studio works fully with Macs, we do use PCs for QC and misc coding needs.

Extra: Basic knowledge in After Effects for video editing, animation and video exporting would be a bonus, but is not a dealbreaker.

The position is a full time, salaried position.
Please email your resume with experience and links of any available samples 
to jobs@robotsandcupcakes.com, attention Dave Borkman.  (No calls, please.)

Join our team!