Meet the team


John Abbott

Co-Founder | Programming & Illustration

Clare Abbott

Co-Founder | Play Design & Communications

We love to create things that make people smile.

We think having fun and smiling makes deep connections. And we believe playing is the best way to learn.

We use our expertise in software development, play design and illustration to create highly-rated apps for families all over the world.

We also create playful content for businesses who want more meaningful connections with customers. Our illustrations and animations give unique character to brands, and bring stories to life online.

We are based in beautiful Harrogate, England, and we have customers all over the world.

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Teachers, Parents and Kids using our apps and books

1 million+

play sessions with Okiplay apps

Original, compelling content

Check Out Our Work

Playful & powerful

We create and illustrate websites, banner advertising, social media posts, books, presentations, infographics and apps.

We bring over 20 years experience in illustrating, software development and kids product development, brand marketing and communications.

Our unique combination of marketing, tech and artistic expertise results in visual content that is playful and powerful - communicating complex ideas with elegant simplicity and making strong emotional connections instantly.

Connecting hearts

Our illustrations and animations are original and fun. They come from the heart, and they speak to hearts everywhere - through our apps, our books and through the work we create for our amazing clients.

These clients range from start-ups to multi-nationals - from kids' brands to household brands. We help bring your story to life online.

We have brought unique character to brands like Paddy's Bathroom and Judge Service, and we have created an online scrolling story to raise awareness of the life-saving importance of clean water in Rwanda.

Our apps

Wheels on the Bus Free
Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round
Old MacDonald Had a Farm
Car and Truck Games App
Car and Truck Games App

Exceptional quality

Children deserve the highest quality content for the best start in life

Educational fun

Learn through play and make the most of preschoolers limited screen time

Kid safe, no tricks

100% COPPA compliant, no third-party ads and no data-gathering