One company that caught my attention is Buck Animation Studios. They are a small commercial house specializing in design-driven creative, Buck’s directors and artists use animation, visual effects and live action to collaborate with clients, from concept to delivery, producing work that is visceral, innovative, and diverse.From offices in New York and Los Angeles, Buck works with a broad range of clients in the advertising, broadcast, retail, film and entertainment industries It was started in 1973 by a small group of women in Toronto who wanted to produce books for Canadian children, within a few years the mandate had broadened and Kids Can Press was producing books for children around the world. More than three decades later and with a long list of award-winning titles, Kids Can’s reputation for quality books has made it a favorite among parents, teachers, librarians — and kids — worldwide.It’s acclaimed list includes many beloved characters such as Franklin the Turtle, the single most successful publishing franchise in the history of Canadian publishing, which has sold over 60 million books in over 30 languages around the world.
Kids Can Press has published in partnership with more Canadian public institutions than any other children’s publisher, reflecting the recognized quality of the publishing program. Partners include the Royal Ontario Museum, the Ontario Science Centre, the Federation of Ontario Naturalists, the National Museum, the Museum of Nature, World Wildlife, and the National Hockey League.Kids Can Press books have received critical acclaim through media attention, nominations and awards in the children’s publishing industry, including: Governor General’s Award–winner Wallace Edwards’ Alphabeasts Melanie Watt’s multiple award-winning Scaredy Squirrel series If the World Were a Village by David J. Smith, winner of the Independent Publisher Book Award Ryan and Jimmy and the Well in Africa That Brought Them Together by Herb Shoveller, which was featured on Oprah’s Web site Today Kids Can Press continues to be an industry leader with groundbreaking picture books, outstanding non-fiction and award-winning fiction.Any children book publishing firm is considered the direct competitor for this company. Even though there are offices in New York any inquiry to employment will be directed to their Canadian operations. As of right now there are no available positions within the company but I am more than welcome to send my resume for review.
I feel that with my experience and education I can contribute talented work to this publishing company. Considering this company is an industry leader in publishing children’s books it would be a great opportunity to be a part of.BIBLIOGRAPHY www. Careerbuilder. com/illustrationjobs. html, Nov. 2, 2010 www.
kidscanpress. com, Nov. 2, 2010 Shawn F. Reid Professor Voicu SLS3355 Professional Development Nov. 2, 2010 Company Research Another company that I have researched worth working for is “ Reader’s Digest Children’s Publishing”. “Since 1991, Reader’s Digest Children’s Publishing has been introducing young children to reading through innovative, creative and interactive books. It’s a list that bursts with fun, entertainment and inspiration.
We introduce world-class brands and help to create lifelong readers. From Disney Princesses, Disney Pixar Cars and Toy Story to Thomas the Tank Engine, Barbie, Dora, Elmo and all the Sesame Street gang, we bring characters to life through interactive movie theater storybooks, viewers, music players and surprising lift-the-flaps that make kids want to read their books over and over again. With hundreds of titles to choose from, there is a Reader’s Digest book for every child. Reader’s Digest is a leader in the fields of publishing, multi-brand media and marketing and their team is what truly sets them apart. They are constantly on the lookout for talented individuals with a passion for excellence who could contribute to our success, and their own.The company makes it a point to select the best-suited candidates for each open position. The ideal applicant is dynamic, passionate, ambitious and knowledgeable in his or her field of expertise.
They use an acronym when they look for people who exhibit FACE ttributes (Fast, Accountable, Candid and Engaged). As of right now there are no available positions within the company but I am more than welcome to send my resume for review. I feel that with my experience and education I can contribute talented work to this publishing company. Considering this company is an industry leader in publishing children’s books it would be a great opportunity to be a part of. BIBLIOGRAPHY www. readersdigest. com, Readers Digest Children’s Publishing, Nov 2, 2010