Daren Carstens founded Carstens Studios Inc., where he authors, designs, programs illustrate, and develops educational products for children. He has worked in K-12 educational publishing for over 20 years, and his work has received many awards including the prestigious international Bologna Children's Book Fair New Media Prize in the Best Educational Software category, 2010 & 2011 Parents' Choice Gold Awards - Parents' Choice Foundation, and 2010 & 2011 & 2012 Editor's Choice Awards - Children's Technology Review. Daren combines the rare talent of a thorough understanding of learning processes with the ability to bring creativity and innovation to sound instructional products. Besides creating and developing its own products, Carstens Studios has partnered with other companies including PBS, The Jim Henson Company, and Money Savvy Generation.