Moonrider is about creating
amazing interactive advertising
Moonrider is an advertising technology and creative tools company. Art Jam™ is our HTML5 and iOS rich media advertising platform for creating engaging, interactive experiences utilizing graphics, video and high performance audio. Advertisers, digital agencies, ad networks, publishers and app developers use Art Jam to create “magnetic” interactive experiences in mobile, PC, home entertainment and digital-out-of-home environments.
Art Jam delivers magnetic HTML5
and native app experiences
The Art Jam™ platform enables the rapid, low cost production of HTML5 and iOS rich media ad units and other types of interactive content. All Art Jam created content takes full advantage of touch screen, gesturing and audio capabilities built into tablets, smartphone, smart TVs, game consoles and other interactive devices. Art Jam experiences can also be enjoyed on desktop and laptop PCs using standard navigation tools. Companies across the advertising and creative industries are choosing Art Jam to create the next generation of interactive content.
The Mixer Ad Unit allows the user to turn on and off synchronized musical loops and move objects to different locations on the screen. Trigger sounds and effects from artwork and animated visuals to create and remix an “illustrated” version of a song. Facilitates the perfect digital marriage of music, entertainment and branding.
The Bounce Ad Unit makes use of the in-built physics engine to allow users to grab and toss objects or move them by tilting a mobile device. The objects bounce off each other and the screen edges and can play sound effects as they collide.
See example here
The Billboard Ad Unit brings previously static billboards, posters or signs to life by animating different layers and adding sound effects, voices and music tracks. Additional content including video and data feeds such as showtimes and links to external websites can be included.
See example here
The Reveal Ad Unit delivers a surprise such as a hidden image, special offer or other prize by tapping away numerous small covering images. A sound effect is played each time an image disappears.
See example here
The Kaleidoscope Ad Unit gains attention by displaying a visual treat for the eyes. Logos or images spin, fall and pulse in creative ways. Tapping images can trigger new visual or audio rewards.
See example here
The Art Jam rich media platform enables rapid creation of interactive ad units, micro-sites, web content and app-based content that delivers unique audio visual experiences at home and on mobile devices.
Experience the technology for yourself
Currently supported browsers and operating systems for our HTML5 version include:
Safari 6.x and above
(Mac OS, iOS, PC)
Chrome 16.x and above
(Mac OS, iOS, PC)
Firefox 15.x and above
Internet Explorer 9.x and above
Management & Advisers
Andy Richman // Founder & CEO
Andy is an experienced business builder with a record of success in growth companies. He brings experience in technology, business strategy, marketing and sales. He is inspired by the creative possibilities for bringing together the Art Jam technology with amazing content to deliver new types of interactive entertainment. Prior to co-founding Moonrider, he was a founder and Executive Director of Matrix Knowledge Group (UK) a leading provider of technology and services where he led their expansion into new markets including the U.S. and Europe. In addition to his last role leading Matrix International (USA), Andy also served as co-president of College Measures, an education technology-focused joint venture between AIR and Matrix. He also serves as an adjunct faculty at Carnegie Mellon University.
Jamie Alexander // Founder & CTO
Jamie is a recognized technology leader and product designer with over 30 years (he started coding aged 8) of software architecture, design and development experience, as well as extensive experience building and managing technology teams. Prior to co-founding Moonrider, Jamie worked at IBM for 13 years as a software designer, initially at the IBM Toronto Software Lab cutting his teeth on e-commerce systems during the first dotcom boom. Working later out of IBM’s Toronto Innovation Center, Jamie invented an innovative social learning system that he helped take to the market. After years tinkering on the side developing music visualization software, Jamie created and developed Moonrider’s Art Jam™ platform. Jamie’s passion is enabling people like him, with limited artistic talent, to leverage technology to exercise and share their creative passions.
David Leibowitz // Chairman
David is a nationally recognized entertainment, media and technology expert whose career has focused on new innovative ways for people to enjoy and experience content. As Managing Partner of CH Potomac, David serves as Chairman of Sir Groovy (an award-winning online B2B “sync” music licensing exchange), as Chairman of the Advisory Board of Fighter Interactive (a transmedia strategy and marketing company for celebrities and brands); and as a member of the CEO Advisory Board of The Silverfern Group (a merchant bank focused on the Private Equity Sponsor community). Previously, David served as Co-Founder, Co-CEO and Chairman of Verance (a leading rights management provider to the film and consumer electronics industries) and as EVP and General Counsel of the Recording Industry Association of America.
Jodie Ferneyhough // Advisor
Jodie is President of the Canadian Music Publishers Association and the owner of CCS Rights Management. Prior to his current role, Jodie served as Managing Director for Universal Music Publishing Canada for over a decade. Previous positions include serving as the General Manager at peermusic, a large US music publisher, and a range of music industry management roles. As he told Billboard.biz: “I’ve done pretty much everything there is in the business except work for a record label”.
Sean Roddy // Advisor
Sean is a CPA with 25 years of experience in the accounting/finance fields. Prior to his current role he successfully raised over a quarter of a billion dollars in private equity and was the CFO of a technology company which was the 16th fastest growing company in the country. He is currently the Chief Operating Officer for one of the top 60 Certified Public Accounting firms in the United States and one of the largest in the Mid-Atlantic region. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Maryland Technology Council and has previously served as an advisor to the Technology Development Corporation of Maryland. Sean also serves as an adjunct at both the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences and the Carey School of Business at John’s Hopkins University.
Come with us!
Art Jam has created a new interactive technology platform that transforms advertising and other forms of content. We are seeking passionate thinkers, relentless doers and big builders to move Art Jam to even greater heights. If this sounds like you check out our current open positions below!
Things we’re looking for
- Passion for creating engaging experiences
- Earnestness regarding little details
- Light-heartedness facing big challenges
- Fearlessness working outside your comfort zone
- Meta skills: improving and expanding your skill set
- Ability to think about problems holistically