Duck Duck Moose is an award-winning creator of educational children’s applications for the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android. It was founded in 2008 by three friends who share a passion for children, music, education, design, and play.
Duck Duck Moose has created sixteen top-selling apps: Wheels on the Bus, Old MacDonald, Itsy Bitsy Spider, Fish School, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Park Math, Word Wagon, Musical Me!, Puzzle Pop, Peek-a-Zoo, Draw and Tell, Trucks, Princess Fairy Tale Maker, Superhero Comic Book Maker, Duck Duck Moose Reading, and More Trucks. Wheels on the Bus won the KAPi Award for “Best Children’s App” at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Park Math won the 2010 Best Kids’ iPhone/iPod App of the Year Award from iLounge. Duck Duck Moose has won fifteen Parents’ Choice Awards and fourteen Children’s Technology Review Editor’s Choice Award for Excellence in Design.
Nicci is an award-winning designer with over 13 years of diverse experience in the design field. Nicci has a B.S. in Biology cum laude from The George Washington University and a Masters in Design from the School of Visual Arts in NYC where she studied under designers such as Milton Glaser, Paula Scher, Stefan Sagmeister and Steven Heller. Nicci has worked on projects for The Art Center College of Design, M&Co, ID Magazine, Microsoft, and Seagate among others. Prior to Duck Duck Moose, she was the Creative Lead at Sharpcast where she designed the SugarSync desktop, mobile and web applications.
When she is not working she spends her time defending the world against hostile alien take-overs, knitting sweaters for her cats and dreaming of starting a band (although she doesn’t sing and plays nothing).
Finalist in the 2008 International Design Excellence Awards for SugarSync
Winner of NNGroup | Jakob Nielsen 10 Best Application User Interfaces of 2008
Caroline is a product manager with a background in design and business. She holds an AB in Architecture summa cum laude from Princeton University, attended the Master in Architecture program at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and received an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Prior to Duck Duck Moose, Caroline worked as a design consultant at IDEO, and as a product manager of Quicken and QuickBooks software at Intuit. She has played the violin since she was five.
Michael is a software architect and serial entrepreneur. He holds an AB in Computer Science cum laude from Harvard University. During the last 20 years, he has worked at several Silicon Valley startups, including Siebel Systems, Gain Technology, Sharpcast, SkyData, and C3.
Michael’s passion in college was computer graphics and animation, and he is thrilled to be doing some of this again at Duck Duck Moose. He has played the cello since he was seven, and currently performs with the Saint Michael Trio. He takes his daughters to at least one farmers market every week.
Our apps are created with help from many friends. We produced all the music, illustrations and interactions ourselves and user tested them with help from our friends and their children. Our Product Managers, Caitlyn (7), Sara (4) and Gray (1) keep us hopping with an ongoing flow of ideas and are more than happy to be paid in snacks.
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