Co-Founder/Creative Director, Yummico
Traci has been a pioneer in the world of children’s television for 20 years. As Creator, Designer, and Executive Producer of Blue’s Clues, Traci brought the series its signature “storybook animation” look. This revolutionary style, an immediate standout from traditional cel animation, was simple, and was the first series to be created entirely on the Macintosh Computer.
Traci also played an integral role in developing Blue’s Clues’ feel and format. Overseeing all of the storyboarding, and directing many of the episodes, she facilitated the integration of animation with live action, pushed for the use of “real kid” voice talent, and nurtured the show’s overriding philosophy that everyday life can be extraordinary. Traci’s most cherished contribution to the show may be the creation of Blue herself: after designing and animating the show’s lovable star, Traci served as her voice as well.
Since wrapping production on Blue’s Clues, Traci’s most recent endeavors include co-creating PBS’s reading show Super Why!! and Amazon’s creativity-themed show Creative Galaxy (Amazon), as well as serving as Creative Director for Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood (also on PBS). She recently founded her own company yummico, working with Dreamworks developing, AP
Traci was recently the recipient of the CYNOPSIS KIDS IMAGINATION AWARDS for her innovative work in the field of children’s animation.