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Meet the StinkyKids®, a diverse group of 10 “little stinKers,” each with their own unique qualities.
The StinkyKids® series helps children learn to make right choices and reminds them to
“Always Be A Leader Of Good.” Their heartwarming, funny and real–life adventures capture the true innocence of childhood and the lessons we learned through our mistakes—when we were just StinkyKids® ourselves.
Saturday was Britt’s favorite day. It was the day Britt had a playdate with her friends Hannah, Max and Julie. But this Saturday Britt had a secret. A secret she didn’t want to tell her mommy and daddy. A secret that could stop her favorite playdate from happening!
The “little stinKers” try their best to help Britt with her secret. Along the way,
they learn that sometimes, secrets need a parent’s help to solve.
AuthorBritt Menzies is a mother, wife and artist with a flair for originality. Inspired by her own two beautiful “little stinkers,” Britt is the founder, creator, and spirit behind StinkyKids®. While she was enjoying a career that allowed her to travel the world, she had always had a passion for art. The birth of her son inspired her to leave the corporate world and revisit her creative side. Today, a few years and a daughter later, the result is StinkyKids®.
Along with being a stay–at–home mom and entrepreneur, Britt is an active volunteer with Books, Bears and Bonnets, Inc., a non–profit organization founded by her mother in memory of Britt’s late aunt.
A portion of profits goes towards bringing smiles to cancer patients through booksbearsandbonnets.org.
In 2012, StinkyKids the Musical debuted to sellout crowds at the renown Vital Theatre in New York City and won the award for Best Family Show from the Off Broadway Alliance. The musical is based on all of the stories in the StinkyKids book series and characters in the StinkyKids brand.
Greg Hardin has a BFA in Design/Illustration from the University of Kansas and has over ten years professional experience working in the creative arts.
Following are projects he’s worked on professionally:
Other career trivia
- Children’s book illustration (over 30 books so far)
- Licensing art/Character art (can take from pencil to vector)
- Conceptualizing/Visualizing of consumer products and toys
- Illustrative logos/identity design
- Graphic Design
- Mural planning and illustration
- Self-published comic book "Hubie"
- Concept “Sinkers or Swim” was chosen as a finalist in Fox Television’s “Pitch-o-rama” animated TV show competition.
- Is the owner/administrator of DrawerGeeks.com, an artist collective which was an Internet Top 100,000 site in 2007
After spending eight years at Big Idea Inc., makers of “VeggieTales," and "3-2-1 Penguins," Greg has embarked on a full-time freelance career.
With over 13 years in consumer products, marketing and publishing design, John Trent’s background includes varied experiences that have afforded him the opportunity to enhance brand appeal, market awareness, and increase sales performance. His well-rounded skill set, attention to detail, and innovative thinking allow him to conceptualize, develop, and manage highly creative and dynamic design solutions.
In 2005, John founded Trent Design, Inc. in Anthem, AZ. Since its inception, Trent Design has worked with large national clients such as Disney Design Group, Big Idea, Thomas Nelson Publishers, Scholastic Books, Precious Moments, and Herschend Family Entertainment. John has also been a guest speaker for the American Institute of Graphic Arts in Scottsdale, AZ.
Prior to founding Trent Design, Inc., John was a Design Manager for Big Idea Productions (the creators of VeggieTales and 3-2-1 Penguins!) just outside Chicago, IL. There he oversaw the development of art for 28 licensees, including Hallmark, Mead, Haddad Apparel and Procter & Gamble, and developed entire lines of consumer products for live shows and theme park attractions, as well as illustrated and designed several children’s books.
Before trading in his surfboard for a snow shovel, John spent many years as a designer for the Disney Design Group at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.
John attended the University of Central Florida where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design.