Join our Character Committee 🚀
We need people who care about creating more cartoon characters who look like them
Bright Little Labs is building a kids’ media giant for the 21st Century. We make all sorts of kids’ stuff which promotes critical thinking, computer science, equality - and diverse identities and experiences. Our flagship story is about Detective Dot - an 11-year-old coder who is on a dangerous mission from the CIA (Children’s Intelligence Agency). Kids can join the CIA and carry out personalised activities on and offline. We’re on our way to publishing more books, mobile games and expanding our digital platform. We also just partnered with Turner (who own Cartoon Network!) so we’re making cartoons and games too.
THIS IS IMPORTANT: Our character - Detective Dot - is a third-generation British Indian girl. We want to work with people who believe in authentic character creation and we’re actively looking to work with people with lived experience of our characters and her family.
THIS IS ALSO IMPORTANT: If you’re amazing and have no formal experience, please apply! For this role particularly, we need mums, dads, aunties, uncles, grannies, grampies, teachers, students and teddy bears to let us know what they make of our stories. You only need to be reliable and have an opinion.
As we're developing the world of Detective Dot, we want to make sure that we do the community we're representing justice. That's why we need your help!
To give you some background, Detective Dot is not only a member of the C.I.A (Children’s Intelligence Agency) but she’s also a British-Indian 11year-old girl living in Wembley with her parents and older sister. We want to make sure that Dot’s stories reflect the world she’s part of. This means including new gadgets and intriguing mysteries and ensuring her home life reflects the experience of many kids across the UK.
For this reason, we are looking for people from a South Asian background, in particular those from Punjab and Gujarati heritage and of Hindu faith to join our committee. This is really important, as we want to involve back from the very community we are representing.
In your cover letter, please tell us in your own words why you want to join the group and why you’ll be a valuable member. The shorter the better - around 150 words or less.