5e Creative

From concept development and ideation, to prototyping, engineering, and production, 5E has a wide range of core competencies.

Located in Long Beach, CA 5 Elements Entertainment was conceived in 2009 in response to the release of the iPhone and beginnings of the mobile revolution. Partners Mike Givens and Eric Speier saw a tremendous opportunity emerging. Both partners brought with them, production experience and relationships in entertainment: music, video games, film and TV. Partner and CTO Ben Spees came on in 2010, and brings years of coding and technical leadership to the team.

While 5 Elements was creating its own entertainment properties, we also saw opportunities to help other businesses realize their app development needs.  Our unique view into the entertainment landscape allowed us to step into the work of servicing our client's software needs. After working with companies like Fox Sports, EA Games, and Mattel we saw an opportunity to service our client's web development needs as well as app development.  For our clients, having 5e come in to create plans to focus the digital product branding and features allowed us to both differentiate their mobile and web experiences in a way that feels supportive of each platform as a part of the whole branded experience.

We have expanded our initial work in entertainment into other industries, developing web sites and apps for clients in a variety of industries: healthcare, industrial products, and service businesses of all sizes.  Companies like the national homecare aggregator CarePatrol, trust 5e to develop and innovate for their advisors and customers, driving and converting visitors.

Understanding our client's business and their customers is at the core of what makes us effective. Whether it is the data filled online catalog of Pursuit Systems, with beautiful imagery of their chase car fleet, national or the ecommerce site for Sir Anthony Hopkin's art. We get to the core of what the business needs, and we drive revenue.

Call or email us to get to talk about how we can help your business add value to your clients and drive growth.


The Partners

Mike Givens
Mike Givens
Mike Givens has over 22 years of experience in the video game and toy industries. Mike’s industry affiliations include Activision Blizzard, Square Enix, Mattel, Jakks Pacific, and Spin Master. Mike utilizes his experience to stay on top of consumer trends for purposes of digital and consumer products opportunities.
Mike Givens
Partner - Prod/BizDev/Toy/VideoGame/IP Creation
Ben Spees
Ben Spees
Ben Spees has 25 years experience in software development. An innovative programmer and designer since his teenage years, Ben tackles both technical and creative challenges with equal relish. His range of experience has covered nearly every aspect of technical development, ranging from small-scale indie apps to AAA game development, as well as website and server back-end development.
Ben Spees
Partner/CTO - Development & Production
Eric Speier
Eric Speier
Eric Speier has 28 years experience in the Music, Film/TV and Game industries. As both a creative and consultant with companies that include, Sony, NBC/Universal, ABC, Fox, Atari, EA, Paramount, and Marvel Studios, Eric utilizes his strengths forging product and business paths as well as team leadership.
Eric Speier
Partner - Prod/Biz Dev/Music/Media/IP Creation
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We create products that look beautiful, are easy to navigate for increased traffic and conversions.


Comprehensive full stack solutions for every size project on all of today's devices and OS.


From back-end development to implementing a full suite of relevant analytics, we give you metrics that will help drive your business


Organization, communication, thorough quality assurance testing, and years of knowledge get projects done on time and on budget.


We can help your proprietary device talk to its users.


If you have a need, we will find the perfect solution!

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