June 2nd, 2020 / Published in: Interviews
Does Streaming Storybooks Crack the Code?
As Chief Communications Officer, Shannon Bex creates, develops, and maintains relationships with authors, illustrators, and publishers to expand product offerings and enrich the customer experience. She believes in nurturing business relationships and develops highly influential social and digital placement for our brand. She appreciates the importance of authenticity to drive high quality referrals and fosters strong, loyal relationships between customers and brands.
Additionally, Shannon is a nationally acclaimed performing artist: singer, dancer, choreographer and multi-platinum recording artist. Books have played a big part of her life. However, instead of getting lost in a faraway land she travels back home to her acreage, horses and dogs to find soul time buried in business education books. Shannon truly believes in the value of a good book and bringing the love of reading to children at a young age. Something that will be a part of their lives forever.
Russell Hirtzel is an animator and creative director. He’s worked for 15 years with top brands to design and bring their story driven visions to life. As long as he can remember, Russell has been interested in visual storytelling – whether it was an obsession with Disney movies, watching Saturday morning cartoons and analyzing how the characters moved or geeking out over behind the scenes books on Star Wars and Industrial Light and Magic.
After graduating from the Art Institute of Portland in Media Arts and Animation, Russell turned his love of storytelling into a career, working both directly with brands and also with top design agencies on major ad campaigns. In 2010, Russell co-founded Mode Adjust, a creative agency in Portland, OR. Along the way, Russell’s love of animation and storytelling has only grown. Russell maintains high creative standards and attention to detail to ensure the books are brought to life in the best and most accurate way possible.