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Sharna Jackson

Tate Kids

Editor

Sharna Jackson, Editor – Tate Kids

Sharna Jackson joined Tate as Editor, Tate Kids in 2007 where she developed the brand and content strategies, and launched the site in 2008. Tate Kids aims to engage, entertain and (stealthily) educate 5-12s (and their gatekeepers) on British and international modern and contemporary art. Her focus is on digital toys and games. Tate Kids won the Best Youth Website Webby in 2009 and is a triple Children’s BAFTA nominee with nods in the Animation, Learning Primary and Interactive categories. Recently, the Wondermind project was a finalist in the 2012 SXSW Interactive and Webby Awards and won two Lovies. Sharna previously worked at an educational communications agency where she produced resources for companies including E.ON and Cadbury. She has her own children’s content creation company, Seahorse, where she has consulted on digital learning projects for clients including Renault, Birds Eye and Morrisons. She is currently creating IP with digital agencies and publishers and she joined Learning with Frontiers in 2012 where she is the Curator of the Game Based Learning initiative and conference. Sharna is a community governor at a primary school in Southwark, London. Sharna has a PgDip in Media Culture and Communication from the Institute of Education, University of London.

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