RUSSELL GINNS

Designer of Hooked on Phonics, composer of the Girls Scout Cookie Song, author of the Samantha Spinner series.  Russell leads teams large and small to create engaging, interactive, educational products and experiences.

 

Recent Experience

Big Yellow Taxi

New York, NY

Executive Producer

2012-Present

Playscience

Bethesda, MD

SVP Creative and Production

2015-2016 

Sylvan Learning/Smarterville

Baltimore, MD

Sr. Director of Product Development

2005-2010

 

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Washington, DC

Director of Content

2001-2004

 

 

 

 
Education

 

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI

Bachelor of Arts, English

 

 

Product/Publication Highlights

 

2019 - The Boy in the Ball - Random House

2018 - The Spectacular Specs - Random House

2017 - Samantha Spinner - Random House

2016 - I Left My Sock in San Francisco - Cricket

2015- The Big Reading Show - Sandviks

2014 - The Little Box of Love - Houghton Mifflin

2013 - The Little Box of Laughs - Houghton Mifflin

2012 - Hooked on Phonics - Sylvan Learning

2011 - Thud! Presidents Edition - Ball & Sprocket

2009 - Wordspot - Front Porch Classics

2006 - Chess on the Loose - Simply Fun

2003 - Schmear! - Education Incorporated

2001 - Kinetic City - AAAS