MEET THE INTERNS.

Internship has officially started and this year we have five of them. I will introduce them to you in a bit but first let me tell you a bit a about our internship program.

Every year, we open our doors to college and high school students who are interested in arts and game development. They are given a series of projects to work on while we help them develop their skills. It’s open to everyone so in case you missed out this year, just send in your application very early next year : ). Now meet our interns.

 

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Name: George Michael Malm

School: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

Technical Skills : Familiarity with Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Cinema 4D

Additional skills : Good Communication and Illustrating skills

Interests : Arts , Anime, Fashion and Food

Goals : To be a self employed world renowned artist

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Name : Emmanuel Sam-Amoah

School : Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

Technical Skills: Cinema 4D, Adobe illustrator, Toon Boom, Photoshop,

Additional Skills: Drawing, Animation,

Interests : Basketball, Video Game, Cartoons,

Goals: Contribute to the gaming and animation industry in Ghana.

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Name : Jean Claude-Attipoe

School : Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

Technical Skills: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effect, Adobe Premiere Pro,Cinema 4D, Adobe illustrator

Additional Skills: Effective team mate and photography

Interests :Branding, cooking and music

Goals: To create an exceptional team of creatives and make a mark in the branding sector.

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Name : Amanda Quarmor

School : Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

Technical Skills: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effect, Adobe Premiere Pro,Cinema 4D, Extensive knowledge in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Light room, Toon Boom Studio Application

Additional Skills: Good illustration, communication, leadership, teamwork, problem-solving & marketing skills.

Interests : Movies, Basketball, Books, Animation, Art, Fashion and Food.

Goals: To be the best female animator in Ghana, Africa and the world.

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Name : Marlon Sena Kwaku Alenya

School : Ghana Technology University College(GTUC)

Technical Skills: C++, Java, VB.Net, MySQL.

Additional Skills: Researching into Technology and Kick-starter projects,Networking.

Interests : Animation, Games, Sci-Fi Movies,

Goals: Entrepreneur in the gaming industry.

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Orientation

 

 

Day one over!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Social Media Community Manager

Company Profile

Leti Arts is an interactive media studio with offices in Ghana and Kenya, which develops cross-platform interactive media products based on African history and folklore, including digital comics and mobile games. Our current in-house focus is on Africa’s Legends, a superhero series influenced by folklore and historic legends from across Africa. Leti Arts reimagines African folklore and historic legends, interspersed with fictional characters, as elite superheroes fighting crime in present day Africa.

Vision

To bring rich African stories to a worldwide audience, through comic and game franchises influenced by African folklore.

Our Mission

To leverage African talent to develop high, quality and interactive media games, comics and mobile apps for in-house and third party projects. The new vision still encompasses games, comics and interactive apps but additional includes, animated series, feature films, merchandise and theme parks, through partnerships and licensing of our intellectual property rights.

Our Values

We have a commitment to the following core values:

  • Local Talent: Although we target audience is worldwide, we strive to utilize local talent, to ensure we create world class content from Africa for the world.
  • Industry Growth: At Leti Arts we recognize we are not building a company but a whole industry and we strive to ensure our growth is tied into growth in the whole entertainment ecosystem.
  • Internships / Training: Our co-founders are self-taught, game developers and are committed to encouraging the next generation of budding talent to strive for excellence by imparting the knowledge of our team.

Social Media Community Manager

As we embark on the development of Africa’s Legend’s our flagship game, we are looking for a Social Media Community Manager to raise our profile and identify and increase engagement with people interested in our work. We will also count on this person to distill insights from social channels to help guide the development of our impending Kickstarter campaign and the game itself. Successful candidates will love games, gamers, and African history and folklore.

Essential Duties

  • Manage Social Media marketing campaigns and day-to-day activities including:
    • Curate relevant content to reach the company’s ideal customers.
    • Create, curate, and manage all published content (images, video and written).
    • Monitor, listen and respond to users in a ‘social’sway while cultivating leads and sales.
    • Conduct online advocacy and open stream for cross-promotions.
    • Develop and expand community and/or blogger outreach efforts.
    • Oversee design (ie: Facebook Timeline cover, profile pic, thumbnails, ads, landing pages, Twitter profile, and blog).
    • Design, create and manage promotions and Social ad campaigns.
    • Compile report for management showing results (ROI).
  • Become an advocate for the Company in Social Media spaces, engaging in dialogues and answering questions where appropriate.
  • Demonstrate ability to map out marketing strategy and then drive that strategy proven by testing and metrics.
  • Develop a strategy and implement a proactive process for capturing customer online reviews. Monitor online ratings and respond accordingly.
  • Monitor trends in Social Media tools, applications, channels, design and strategy.
  • Identify threats and opportunities in user generated content surrounding the business. Report notable threats to appropriate management.
  • Analyze campaigns and translate anecdotal or qualitative data into recommendations and plans for revising the Social Media campaigns.
  • Monitor effective benchmarks (best practices) for measuring the impact of Social Media campaigns. Analyze, review, and report on effectiveness of campaigns in an effort to maximize results.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Possesses knowledge and experience in the tenets of traditional marketing. Marketing degree is welcomed but not required with relevant work experience.
  • Understanding of the best practices of crowdfunding campaigns across platforms in a plus.
  • Demonstrates creativity and documented immersion in Social Media. (Give links to profiles as examples).
  • Proficient in content marketing theory and application. Experience sourcing and managing content development and publishing.
  • Exhibits the ability to jump from the creative side of marketing to analytical side, able to demonstrate why their ideas are analytically sound.
  • Displays in-depth knowledge and understanding of Social Media platforms, their respective participants (Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, Google+Local, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest etc.) and how each platform can be deployed in different scenarios.
  • Maintains excellent writing and language skills.
  • Enjoys a working knowledge of the blogging ecosystem relevant to the Company’s field.
  • Displays ability to effectively communicate information and ideas in written and video format.
  • Exceeds at building and maintaining sales relationships, online and off.
  • Is a Team player with the confidence to take the lead and guide other employees when necessary. (ie: content development, creation and editing of content, and online reputation management).
  • Makes evident good technical understanding and can pick up new tools quickly.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of principles of SEO including keyword research. Highly knowledgeable in the principles of ‘search and Social’s/em>.
  • Demonstrates winning Social Customer Service techniques. Possesses great ability to identify potential negative or crisis situation and apply conflict resolution principles to mitigate issues.

Interested applicants should send an email to info [at] letigames.com with a current CV and subject line:

“Applicant Name: Social Media Community Manager”

Ananse becomes first indigenous African Superhero to join the Legends on ComiXology

PRESS RELEASE

Ananse: The Origin available on IOS, Android, Kindle Fire & Windows 8 via comiXology

Accra, Ghana ‘sApril 17, 2015: Leti Arts, an interactive media studio with offices in Ghana and Kenya, this month released the pilot issue of the Ananse: The Origin on comiXology. This catapults the African superhero, Ananse, to the ranks of comic legends such as Batman, Spiderman and Superman.

Ananse: The Origin is one of the first African published comics to be featured on comiXology, an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary that has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel industry. Comixology provides a cloud-based digital comics platform that simplifies discovering, buying, and reading comics and offers one of the broadest library of comic book content from over 75 publishers and independent creators.

Ananse: The Origin #1 is the pilot issue from The True Ananse series which features Kweku Ananse the African folklore character from Ghana known for his skill of trickery and cunning. Leti Arts reimagines the story of Ananse as a superhero fighting crime in present day Africa. In the pilot issue, Ananse, the spider god, seeks prominence in the Sky Kingdom to ultimately become the God of wisdom.

The True Ananse is part of the Leti Arts’ Africa’s Legends franchise which intersperses popular African folklore and historical legends with fictional characters, as an elite group of superheroes and is available as digital comics and video games.

‘sMerging the past with the present in a format that is exciting and compelling encourages audiences to be genuinely excited about African history and culture. Ananse: The Origin on comiXology is a major accomplishment for us and introduces one of the first true African superheroes to comic fans around the world. A bonus is the Guided View technology of comiXology, which is fits our vision to enrich the reading experience around our comics. ‘s Eyram Tawia (CEO, Leti Arts)

Find Ananse: The Origin (http://bit.ly/1NjatfE) on IOS, Android, Kindle Fire and Windows 8 via the comiXology apps on these platforms.

About Leti Arts

Leti Arts develops cross-platform interactive media products based on African history and folklore, including digital comics and mobile games. As one of a handful of interactive media studios in sub-Saharan Africa, Leti introduces global audiences to African storytelling.

Leti Arts is listed as #5 on Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in Africa for 2015, an MTV Africa Transform Today 2014 Nominee and a Google Ghana Innovation Hero Winner.

Leti Arts has offices in Accra, Ghana and Nairobi, Kenya, and was founded by Eyram Tawia and Wesley Kirinya.

Visit us on http://www.letiarts.com, Facebook, Twitter and Google+

About Africa’s Legends

Africa’s Legends is a superhero franchise from Leti Arts influenced by folklore and historic legends from across Africa. In Africa’ss Legends, Leti Arts reimagines African folklore and historic legends, interspersed with fictional characters, as elite superheroes fighting crime in present day Africa.

Follow Africa’s Legends on Facebook, Twitter and Google+

About Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST)

The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) and the MEST Incubator program provide training, investment and mentoring for aspiring technology entrepreneurs with the goal of creating globally successful companies that create wealth and jobs locally in Africa.

To date, the MEST Incubator has invested in over 15 companies and backed more than 35 co-founders. Our focus is on companies in the following areas: SaaS, Consumer Internet, eCommerce, Digital Media, and Healthcare IT.

More on MEST: http://meltwater.org/, Facebook, Twitter

CONTACT
Nana Kwabena Owusu
(+233) 020 121 5655
kobby@letiarts.com