It's me: Gavin!

Gavin Friesen

Digital Creative Director & Team Lead

Specialties: Children's entertainment, digital content development and distribution, mobile apps and games (iOS/Android), Augmented Reality, VR games and experiences (Oculus/GearVR/Cardboard), casual games (Unity/HTML5/Flash), advergames, virtual world development, I.A., usability, design, web production, creative strategy, leadership, planning, production process, online promotions and contesting, community development, infrastructure.

  • Sinking Ship Entertainment

    2014 – Current

    Sinking Ship Entertainment

    Currently working on multi-platform content, AR/VR experiences and mobile games for kids broadcasters such as PBS KIDS, TVOKids, DHX Media, Kids' CBC/SRC, and Amazon Studios.

  • Teletoon

    2010 – 2014

    TELETOON Canada Inc.

    Oversaw digital strategies and web/mobile executions for Teletoon, Teletoon Retro, Teletoon At Night, Cartoon Network (Canada) and Adult Swim (Canada).

  • Earth Rangers

    Provided creative vision and direction for Earth Rangers brand, across all mediums (online, print, broadcast).

  • 2000 – 2008

    Corus Entertainment Inc.

    Managed multi-disciplinary team of interactive designers, developers and community specialists. Oversaw online creative strategy and execution for Corus Television brands (YTV, Treehouse, Wnetwork, CMT.ca), as well as kid-focused communities, games and virtual worlds (MMOs).

  • Bell Mobility

    1999 – 2000

    Bell Mobility

    Usability Designer. Design of e-commerce interfaces and promotional microsites.

  • Emily Carr University of Art + Design

    Completed a Bachelor of Design: Communication Arts. Majored in Broadcast Design & Animation.