J has been doing cool things in kids’ media since CD-ROMs were a thing in the 90’s. He’s an award-winning interactive designer, writer and director, and a steward of some of the world’s most beloved and trusted brands. He has worked with world-class talent, technology and partners to create content and experiences that enrich the lives of children and families, and built an entire studio and video platform from the ground up.
At Sesame Street, J was the Creative Director and Head Writer for Digital Media for many years where he did groundbreaking work in apps, games, web, and interactive television. Later he moved to the Content Innovation Lab where he worked with nascent technologies like AR, VR, connected devices and speech recognition to create future experiences for kids and families.
For Toca Boca, J established the Brooklyn studio, building dedicated technology and content teams of over 20 people. Toca TV launched worldwide, winning the Kidscreen award for Best Streaming Platform. At Toca TV, the content team created 15 original shows.
J's work has won multiple Emmys, a BAFTA, the Peabody, Kidscreen, Parent's Choice and numerous other awards. He is a member of the DGA and WGA.
J lives with his wife Amy and their children and many pets in Brooklyn.