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London

1-5 Vyner Street

London, E2 9DG

United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7978 7788

E: London Studio

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Cheltenham

Royal House

Parabola Road

Cheltenham

GL50 3AH

T: +44 1242 515320

E: Cheltenham Studio

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New York

273 Grand Street

Unit 3 West

New York

NY 10002

T: +1 347 525 1951

E: New York Studio

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Dubai

Office 1105

Marina Plaza Building 

P.O.Box: 26917

Dubai, UAE

T: +971 43 392 755

T: +971 56 282 0770

E: Middle East Studio

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Jordan Samuels / Producer, London

Jordan’s meticulous attention to detail and interpersonal skills make her an invaluable member of the Production Team. With over 5 years’ experience of International executive level support roles and Business Development, Jordan’s academic background in human geography combined with her creative personality forms a positive drive behind the successful execution of our built environment projects.

Ben Townsend / Head of Exhibitions, London

Specialising in interactive technologies and exhibition content, Ben has produced some of our most ambitious recent projects such as the V&A's Hollywood Costume show in London and Saudi Arabia's KAPSARC exhibition centre. With a background in architecture, Ben combines his design sensibilities with a deep knowledge of innovative technologies.

Kiran Ellis / Head of Production, London

Before joining Squint/Opera as a Producer, Kiran worked for a private architecture practice for a number of years. With a masters in music, Kiran combines a creative background with organisational skills to make sure projects run smoothly and successfully.

Vadim Charles / Creative Director, London

One of our senior creatives, Vadim’s expertise is in conveying complex information in a compelling way. His recent projects include the V&A's award-winning Hollywood Costume exhibition in London. A highly talented director, he is constantly pushing the creative and technological boundaries in our graphic, branding and interactive work.

Michelle Obayda / 3d Artist

Michelle is an architectural visualisation artist specialising in photo-realistic stills. Before joining Squint/Opera she made music videos in Berlin and Barcelona and was a video game artist for Rockstar Games. Michelle is currently developing VR and interactive environments for a number of projects. Michelle holds a degree in Architecture from Edinburgh University.

Jamie Kurihara / Producer

Jamie is a producer with many years experience managing interactive video content for brands and cultural institutions. She started her career as a motion designer for branded entertainment channels in LA before moving to project management. With a BA in Film Production from the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic-Arts, and a BFA in Visual Communication, specialisation in Graphic Design, from Regent's University London, Jamie combines a design aesthetic and storytelling sensibility with strong communication and organisational skills to produce projects to a high standard.

Jules Coke / CEO, London

A co-founder of Squint/Opera, and providing direction for the business, Jules is constantly expanding our creativity into new and exciting projects. Among his latest adventures for Squint is 52-part children’s TV series Messy Goes to Okido, which began broadcasting on CBeebies in September 2015.

Cassiano Sala / Director, Middle East & Asia

Combining his knowledge of the Middle East and his expertise in film making, photography and project management, Cassiano provides an invaluable link between clients and our creative teams. He studied architecture and has worked as a producer for Squint for four years in the Australia and UK studios. Having grown up in Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India, Cassiano speaks Farsi, Pashto, Hindi, Urdu and English and is learning Arabic. Enjoying close collaboration with client teams, he has extensive experience of our creative and digital production workflows.

Nick Taylor / Company Director, London

Directing and producing high-profile film and animation projects, Nick’s creative ambitions ensure that Squint/Opera remains an industry leader. His skills include combining compelling storytelling, outstanding imagery, and developing extraordinary 3d and CG effects.

Dan Marbrook / Executive Producer - Vfx

Dan has Eighteen years experience across TV and Film Post Production. For the last 6 years he has been generating new business within the Picture Post Production and Visual Effects sectors. He has also successfully Post Produced fifteen drama series and fourteen Feature Films. He still operates in the London market where he provides new business and production services to The Look Post Production and Squint VFX. Dan has also sat on the Creative Skillset board for the VFX sector for the last two years. He has consistently proved that he can generate business in the VFX sector and grow and manage teams to deliver that business. 

David Jenkins / CFO, London

David's wealth of experience in business finance and management has provided invaluable support for the company over the past decade. His role in ensuring that we balance our ambitions with a secure financial base guarantees that we have the confidence and initiative that our clients demand of us.

Erika Eguia / Arch Viz Artist, London

A designer and modeller at heart, Erika has recently stepped across from Messy Goes to Okido to Squint's 3d team. Her experience includes TV animation, advertising and children's illustration and she has a fantastic knowledge of all things graphic.

Fareen Farid / Head of 3D, London

Joining us in 2010, Fareen has brought his meticulous attention to detail and efficiency to our CGI and 3D department. A stickler for pipeline processes, he ensures our work is produced not only perfectly but also on schedule.

Rob Mason / Head of Software Production

Rob has been designing and delivering digital propositions for over 15 years. He is a user experience expert and acts as the translator between business and technical people.

Fausta Bonfrate / 3d Artist

For the past 6 years Fausta has been working as a 3D artist and graphic designer for architectural firms and visualisation studios in Italy and London. She holds a degree in Industrial Design and has a fascination for architecture, design and photography.

 

 

Zlatina Pancheva / Lead 3D Artist, London

Ina is one of our senior 3d artists and has been creatively leading project teams since 2010. She joined us with a background in interior and industrial design and over 5 years working in the industry both in the UK and Bulgaria.

Alice Britton / Company Director

Since co-founding Squint/Opera, Alice has directed and produced a wide range of large-scale film and digital projects. Playing a key role in defining our creative ambitions, she nurtures talent, encourages excellence and leads teams to achieve the highest quality work.

Rebecca Watson / Art Director, London

Explosive enthusiasm, creativity and giggles help Becky deliver pitches and work on outstanding projects from concept to completion - these projects always stand out and have something extra. Becky's background is in graphic communication which encompasses print, digital and experiential. Becky has worked for several leading creative agencies and now plays a key role as Art Director for the Messy Goes to Okido TV series for the BBC, as well as developing the Okido book series for Thames & Hudson. In addition, she has helped develop branding for an array of exciting start-up companies.

Rachael Bonnington / Head of Production, London

Prior to joining us, Rachael was an Associate Director at AECOM and she brings over 6 years experience co-ordinating project teams in a large multi-disciplinary practice. As a Producer, she is responsible for the smooth running of projects and budgets and takes an overview of studio management, ensuring that all our projects are staffed appropriately.

Carlos Solis / Accounts Assistant

Carlos joins us with over 5 years in the industry, bringing to the team accounting and finance expertise and a keen eye for detail. He is involved in book-keeping, finance, accounting, taxation and general support within the accounts department.

Piers Alsop / 2D Artist, London

Piers' talents lie in creating beautiful 2d imagery across still and moving pictures. He joined us with a strong artistic background having studied fine art at Wimbledon and Camberwell colleges of art, and is now an invaluable member of our creative team.

Jono Harris / Vfx Supervisor

Jono is a post production designer, vfx and compositing specialist and all round VFX mixologist. He heads up the post production and visual effects team and has worked for several well-known vfx studios around the globe focusing on film, television and advertising.

Silvia Tossici / 3D Artist, London

SIlvia joined us as an intern fresh from her masters qualification in Digital Architecture from the University of Venice. She has now joined us full time and is a valued member of our 3d department. Her particular interests lie in portraying architectural concepts through imagery.

Ollie Alsop / Chief Creative Director, London

Our creative lead since co-founding Squint/Opera, Ollie works across all media including location and studio film shoots. He has drawn together our talented team and provides the inspiration and guidance for Squint's trademark combination of live-action cinematography with beautiful computer-generated animation.

Matthew Swallow / Studio Assistant

Mathew is a highly versatile member of the team who supports our production and studio management. Whilst studying Creative Media and Visual Communication at the University of Salford he gained valuable industry experience working at the BBC, Endemol Shine, ITV and Creative England. His interests include music production and performance, acting, literature and volunteering.

Lucas Krüll / Digital Art Director, London

Lucas designs intuitive interfaces and engaging content across many media formats. Working with leading brands, architects and cultural institutions to help them deliver compelling messages in new and interesting ways. His skills include interface design, wireframing, content planning and graphic design.

Moira Taylor / Digital Artist, London

Moira has 10 years experience as a photoshop artist for design visualisation. Her particular talents lie in re-creating natural landscapes and hyperreal imagery and over the past 8 years she has influenced much of the work in our showcase portfolio. She is also responsible for Squint's digital library, making our artists' workflow faster and more efficient.

Ash Akram / IT Manager, London

With 10 years working in entertainment, and having an interest in computers since a young age, Ash’s expertise spans all platforms and devices. An invaluable member of the team, his role ensures the studio is able to work effectively and efficiently by maintaining our computer systems, from individual desktop and mobile devices, to our complex local and remote networks of servers and render farms.

James Merry / Motion Graphics Artist, London

One of our longest standing team members, James joined us in 2004 and since then has done extraordinary things with motion graphics and 2d animation. He has played a crucial role in shaping the style of many of our infographic films as well as working on 2d character animation. Before joining us he worked in tv, on music videos and his own award winning short films.

Ivan Pecorari / Interaction Designer, London

Over the past 5 years Ivan has conceptualised and produced many interactive, playful and meaningful products for physical and digital spaces. From mobile applications to 18 meter-long interactive walls, Ivan works at all scales. Fascinated by the emerging field of interactive design his education combines training in architecture and digital design.

Jan Bunge / Managing Director, London

Combining business acumen with creativity, Jan’s expertise is in promoting collaborative working in multidisciplinary teams and building on the strengths of our creative experts. He identifies key business opportunities and works closely with clients to achieve excellence. Joining Squint in 2012, Jan brings over a decade of industry experience to the company.

Joe Rowe / Audio and Visual Editor

Joe is our Production Assistant and has a wealth of industry experience having worked for the BBC’s children’s TV in London and Salford, and Radio 1’s Academies in London, Derry and Glasgow. He is a great team player and keeps everything ticking over smoothly. When he’s not keeping us in order, he loves music, plays drums, guitar and bass and is a composer.

Laura Frasson / Arch Viz Artist, London

With a history in Venetian architecture, Laura brings her own unique style to our architectural visualisation department, creating the perfect atmosphere for our images. Her passion for her work is only rivalled by her passion for cooking, Laura has brought Italian flavour to the Squint team.

Toño Slon / Producer, London

Toño studied architecture before moving to the UK where he worked as a project architect for a few years. He was later drawn to the vfx industry, where we worked as a CG artist for a couple of years before moving over to a production role. His knowledge of both film and architecture combined with strong management skills make him a major asset to any project team.

Jon Harris / BD and Marketing

With over 8 years experience in the industry, Jon applies a creative and meticulous approach to all aspects of business development and marketing. He plays a key role in ensuring our work and ethos is successfully transmitted across all channels and clients are able to engage the services they need.

Anna Perela / 3d Artist

Anna is an architect, architectural visualization artist and photographer, constantly exploring the correlation between these fields. She has collaborated with various architectural practices, participating in award-wining competitions. Anna is passionate about architectural visualisation as an an art form and the power and beauty that a single image can convey. Anna holds a Masters in Architecture from the National Technical University of Athens.

George Antonopoulos / Lead Compositor

An expert in compositing and post-production, George is always looking to integrate new technology and improve our pipeline efficiency. He studied film production in Los Angeles and has worked for a range of companies including a video games animation company and a commercials studio. George specialises in Nuke Compositing and has experience working on films, music videos and architectural visualisation. George holds a Masters degree in Multimedia, for which he studied programming/scripting and augmented reality.

Jan Heuff / Digital Director

Responsible for digital strategy and production. After training as an architect, Jan built his first website in the mid 90s and has produced over 500 digital projects since for some of the largest brands in the world, including Sony, MTV, Disney and BBC. In recent years his team has specialised in interactives, games and connected data driven apps published on any platform including: physical computing, installations, smart phones,  augmented, mixed and virtual reality.

Vincent Filhine / 3d Artist

Vincent studied at Aries Graphic School in Lyon, France and subsequently worked for a French film production company and an architectural studio. He has a particular flair for lighting/rendering, framing and editing. Working at Squint/Opera he is always looking to learn new skills, especially in the field of compositing.

 

We are a creative company, a large and talented team crafting extraordinary and unique work across many disciplines - from video content and animation, to interactive exhibitions, branding, websites, design, games and strategy.

 

We work across different sectors, from the built environment, to arts and culture, children’s entertainment, events and placemaking. Our goal is to always produce great work, and to have fun.


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