Jeff Borkin


Jeff Borkin is co-creator of Blaze & The Monster Machines, Nickelodeon’s original CG-animated preschool series debuting in 2014. Created with partner Ellen Martin, Blaze & The Monster Machines is the first preschool series that features a curriculum dedicated to all areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Previously, Borkin served as Head Writer on Nickelodeon’s hit preschool math series, Team Umizoomi. His career in preschool television began in 1998 in new series development at the Jim Henson Company. Borkin spent two years there before joining the staff of Nickelodeon’s groundbreaking preschool series, Blue’s Clues, where he earned multiple Emmy nominations for writing. In 2004, he became the Head Writer of Disney’s Little Einsteins and in 2008 rejoined Nickelodeon as Head Writer of the Emmy-winning preschool series, The Backyardigans. Borkin lives in Brooklyn with his wife and built-in test audience: three children all under the age of six.