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Turtle Mail WebApp Sneak Peek – Part I

Turtle Mail WebApp Sneak Peek – Part I

Over the past several months, we’ve been hard at work designing, testing, and building an incredible WebApp experience for Turtle Mail. Meg has been testing prototypes with future Turtle Mail owners, Alysia has been working on pixel perfect designs, and Miranda...

Toy Fair NY 2016

Toy Fair NY 2016

Turtle Mail Shines at Toy Fair NY 2016 AE Dreams showed off Turtle Mail at last week’s Toy Fair in New York City. Our team had so much fun, and our vision for creating screenless technology for kids stood out amongst the other toys at the show. Toy Fair is the...

The Evolution of Turtle Mail

The Evolution of Turtle Mail

Turtle Mail wasn’t always the adorable toy it is today. We started with storyboards for concepts that merged virtual world and real world play. Our ideas ranged from interactive blocks and room decor to apps that monitored and rewarded playtime activities. We...

Meet Olga – Marketing Genius

Meet Olga – Marketing Genius

Hello, my name is Olga Pogoda. I work with Pittsburgh startups, specializing in marketing and social media. I love helping startup companies find direction and connect with their customers. Currently, I am most excited about our upcoming Kickstarter campaign. As a...

Meet Lydia – Visual Thinker

Meet Lydia – Visual Thinker

Hi, I’m Lydia! I’m currently a junior at Carnegie Mellon University studying Communication Design. I enjoy brainstorming different ways to visualize ideas, messages, etc. That ranges from creating illustrations, posters, designing physical and digital environments,...

Meet Sam – Master Crafter

Meet Sam – Master Crafter

Hi! My name is Sam Gao. I’m a rising senior at CMU finishing up my degrees in Industrial Design and Human Computer Interaction. I love tinkering, inventing, and building. Most of all, I love learning. While in school, I worked on a couple of projects related to...

Turtle Mail pilot program has begun!

Turtle Mail pilot program has begun!

Our team has been hard at work getting our prototypes in shape for our next round of playtesting. We’ve started our pilot program with the first units being delivered this weekend! We let kids pick their favorite colors so that each Turtle Mail has a touch of...

Why “AE” Dreams?

So we often get asked about what “AE” means in our company’s name. The short story is that we named the company after our daughter, Aedren. The longer story is that the two letter combination was actually Niko and my first big, joint parenting...

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