MEET THE TEAM

A diverse and not-only-female mix of storytellers, creatives, educators and
entertainment gurus from all over the world united by a common passion to
empower, inspire, connect and entertain generations of children who will change the world.

LUCREZIA BISIGNANI

FOUNDER & CEO

“Change the World” Vision & Brand Leader. Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneur and MIT Solve Fellow. Singularity University and The Oxford School of Drama Alum.

VANESSA FORD

COO

Out-of-the-box operations aficionado. Founder of Virago Films and former creative exec at The Weinstein Company. Ex McKinsey. St Edmund’s Hall, Oxford University – Global Health/Infectious Diseases.

CLAUDIA LLOYD

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Creativity runs in her veins. Was series creator and showrunner (TINGA TINGA TALES) and Head of Animation for Tiger Aspect Production. 4-times BAFTA winning producer and writer (Charlie & Lola, Mr Bean Animated Series).

CLARA MUTHONI

HEAD OF PRODUCTION

Edtech lover and organisational genius. Former Head of Growth at Kukua and co-founder of Tandaza Technologies. Kenyatta University – Computer Science.

LYNNE SOUTHERLAND

DIRECTOR, SUPER SEMA HEAD

Director and creative producer extraordinaire. Co-director of Disney’s Mulan 2 and Showrunner of Mattel’s ENCHANTIMALS. Award winning producer and YA author.

MARIELLE HENAULT

HEAD OF FRANCHISE

Franchise fanatic. Founder of Doobry and former franchise director at The Walt Disney Company and marketing strategist at Warner Bros. Columbia University- English Literature/Creative Writing.

MAGDA KANJEJO

HEAD OF CONTENT & SOCIAL MEDIA

Communications guru. Former Communications and Program Coordinator for Amani Institute and Young African Leadership Initiative Fellow. Amani Institute- Social Innovation Management and University of Nairobi- Journalism and Media Studies.

SYLVIA MWITA

ASSISTANT PRODUCER

Media and content loving Gen Alpha. Former Project Manager at African Voices Dubbing Company, Project Production Coordinator at Freestyle Media, and project involvement with the edutainment company Ubongo. African Nazarene University.

JESSICA REISS

BRAND DEVELOPMENT

Brand enthusiast. Doobry franchise consultant and former lead of Franchise Management for The Walt Disney Company. University of California – Psychology.

CARLA CAMPANA

PRODUCTION MANAGER

Project managing expert. Dedicated Project Manager at Melazeta for +20 years with a focus on educational games, managing the day-to-day animation pipeline and crew. Universita degli Studi de Firenzi- Multimedia & Communications.

LARA OLIVETI

PRODUCER

Devoted producer. Founder and CEO of Melazeta, with +15 years experience in building games, children’s digital entertainment and edutainment products for premium brands. IFOA-Masters in Multimedia Technology.

MIGUEL GUERCIO

ART DIRECTOR

Characters and Art Master. Obsessed with character design, he has worked as lead character illustrator, animator and visual designer for apps and videos. International School of Comics in Reggio Emilia – Animation.

DANIELE POMA

HEAD OF DESIGN

Natural-born artist and creative design visionary. Lead artist at Melazeta working on animation, storyboards, and design. Instituto d’Arte e Academia – Comics & Animation.

MARISTELLA PANE

DESIGN

Storyteller, Comic and Concept Artist. Freelance artist working as Digital Artist at Melazeta. Arts and drawing passionate since childhood, with a Master’s Degree in “Comics Languages” at Bologna’s Fine Arts Academy.

LAURA MAZZINI

PROGECT MANAGER

Cross-cultural projects enthusiast. Obsessed with interdisciplinarity, her main area of interest is the practice of animation production management. Catholic University of Milan – Economics and Management of Cultural Heritage and Entertainment.

ALEX NJUGUNA

SOUND & MIX

Audio engineering specialist. Former sound engineer of children’s animation TINGA TINGA TALES, Alex manages the technical and mechanical aspects of sound recording and mixing.

PHOEBE GARRAT

HEAD OF MUSIC

Award-winning composer and sound designer. Writing music soundtracks and creating sound effects for educational children’s games and videos for Disney, ITV, and others. Royal College of Music – Composition for Screen.

EUGENE MAXIMENKO

MUSIC PRODUCER

Music production and recording wizard. Former band frontman turned beat maker. Founder of Gess Productions producing high quality, finished tracks, with a love for hip hop and African beats and instruments.