We are a software company focused on educational tools that utilize art and animation. At Shmonster, we believe animation should be fun, intuitive, and accessible to everyone. This is our passion, and we want to share it with you.
Shmonster was founded by software engineer and visual effects professional Michal Finegold. Michal is a proud mom and avid artist, who wants to encourage creativity in people of all ages.
With years of experience in film and television, Michal has worked worked on projects such as The Hobbit, Happy Feet Two, and the Geico Gecko. She also has experience teaching at places such as New York’s School of Visual Arts.
What we make
We make software that helps you easily animate anything. Our products are used by kids at home, at schools, and in after school programs – for both fun and education. Our apps promote creativity, and enable integration of art and technology into a variety of academic subjects.
We also collaborate with clients to develop software solutions for their creative needs, from experiential art installations to educational games. We design the product, provide the visuals and write the code. We work with any tech including mobile, AR, VR, computer vision, and we design in 2D and 3D.
«Best Creative Apps» and «Storytelling Apps»
- Common Sense Media
“One of the coolest uses of an iPad I’ve seen recently”
- App Friday, Moms With Apps
«2018 Best Apps for Teaching and Learning»
- American Association of School Librarians
“PuppetMaster is simply one of the best storytelling and creative apps out there!!”
- Amy Bultena, VAPA/STEAM Coordinator
«Best STEAM Websites and Apps in 2018»
- Education Closet
“I fell in love with PupperMaster… a creative tool that students can use to recreate their learning.”