About Us

How would you describe a perfect life for humanity on our one and only planet in the entire universe?  Well!  We asked ourselves the same question before founding Toyscribe.  We envisioned a perfect life on our planet as people from all races living together peacefully while learning, having fun, and appreciating company of other living species.  That was when our work started and our characters were born!  So, we decided to develop products for children to help them learn while having fun in an a culturally diverse atmosphere.  Appreciating diversity, learning, having fun, and friendship with animals are the core values behind Toyscribe!    

 

Given the importance of early childhood education, we take pride in developing high-quality fun and educational products for children that are original, safe, ad-free, and parent-approved while maintianing the right balance between fun and education.  

 

We are located in Washington DC metropolitan area and enjoy the diverse cultural atmosphere of the city.  We work with many contractors from differnt parts of the world to accoplish our mission.  If you think you share our values and fit into our team, we would love to hear from you!

Our Team

Mazdak Oskui, Ph.D.

Co-Founder & CEO

Sahar Nowrouzzadeh

Co-Founder & Author

Pascal Gaggelli

Lead Artist

Tuan Nguyen

Lead Developer

Bruno Valenti

Lead Musician

Mazdak Oskui, Ph.D.

Co-Founder & CEO

Maz brings his life long passion for science and education to Toyscribe with a vision of introducing entertaining and fun products for children that are professionally designed to be highly educational.  

 

Maz designs the educational content of the products to deliver the most intricate concepts in an easy to comprehend fashion to children. He oversees the product development to ensure each product contains accurate educational materials.

 

Maz holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and a Master's in Chemistry from the George Washington University, and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology. Maz has published more than 10 papers in the areas of miniature plasmas, chemical instrumentation, and nanotechnology. He has been an invited speaker at international conferences and his publications appear among the Top 25 Hottest Articles in the Science Direct database.

 

Sahar Nowrouzzadeh

Co-Founder & Author

Sahar is an author of fun, ryhming educational stories for children. Sahar's unique writing style and natural gift for rhyming makes her stories exciting and scholastic adventures as she transforms educational concepts into entertaining tales. Sahar's writing helps bring to life and connects you to each diverse and inspiring character. 

 

The inspiration for Sahar's work comes from a combination of her love for children, her passion for education, her diverse experiences, her sense of humor and her creativity. Her life long passions for world cultures and languages also play a major role in influencing her writing.

 

Sahar completed her undergraduate education at the George Washington University's Elliott School where she majored in International Affairs with a double concentration in Middle Eastern Studies and International Economics. She completed her graduate education at the University of Maryland-College Park where she focused on Persian Studies.  She has studied Spanish, Arabic, Dari and Persian/Farsi. 

Pascal Gaggelli

Lead Artist

Pascal is a self-taught and skilled illustrator and animator who has illustrated and published numerous children books. Pascal's unique taste in art originates from his French/Italian background, which is transformed into amazing illustrations. 

 

Pascal loves communicating through drawings as he turns educational concepts into fun and colorful illustrations. His great vision in developing concepts for the illustration and animations makes Toyscribe products intriguing to children.

 

Pascal's passion for drawing started from his early childhood. In 2006, Pascal decided to pursue his everlasting passion for drawing as his career. Since then, Pascal has been a a freelance illustrator. Prior to 2006, Pascal gained invaluable experience in many professions ranging from sals and marketing to IT training for major international corporations. Pascal is fluent in English, French, and Italian. 

Tuan Nguyen

Lead Developer

Tuan is a programmer with passion in developing mobile apps and games, especially educational ones. As a teacher himself, Tuan wants to transfer his vision into  interactive apps and games to make them more exiting and attractive to children.

 

Tuan gets ideas and specifications and then makes them into a real interactive application. With his experience in mobile app and game development, he also provides feedback to make awesome books and games.

 

Tuan has started working with iOS SDK from September 2008. Until now, he has worked on more than 30 iOS app and game projects as the main developer, team leader and project manager. 

Bruno Valenti

Lead Musician

Bruno has been working in the music industry for more than 10 years. He has composed original music for films, television and other kind of media mainly for Europe and America. His influences are really diverse. He can compose almost any style of music. 

 

Bruno started playing the piano at the age of 7. At the age of 15 he discovered his passion for music throughout the guitar.

 

He has studied with a large list of instructors. His greatest jump in his education was produced when he studied Orchestration and Film Scoring in the prestigious Berklee College of Music. Then, he perfected his orchestral compositional skills in the Film Music Institute with Steven Scott Smalley (orchestrator of Batman, Mission Impossible, Robocop, Judge Dredd and many others).