Squint/Opera is a creative studio that brings together storytelling, media production, technology and design. We work with ambitious partners to communicate big ideas.
Our focus is to create outstanding digital media for architects, museums, visitor attractions and green technology businesses. We blend creativity and technology to make big ideas happen; combining strategy with design, content and software.
With studios in London and New York, we work with an international portfolio of clients including BIG, UNStudio, the Empire State Building, Heatherwick Studio, and the V&A.
We understand that people don’t buy into concepts, but into stories. That’s why Squint.
Whether we produce a film, exhibition, brand or digital product, our underpinning methodology is consistent;
Strategy + Narrative + Content
We approach each project with the understanding that strategy informs narrative and narrative defines content.
With over 80 staff across our studios our team include:
producers / creative directors / brand strategists / art directors / copywriters / graphic artists / CG artists / 2d animators / VR artists / AR artists / full stack developers / researchers / editors / compositors / sound designers / technical directors / data analysts / marketing strategists
Head of Production, New York
Head of Production, Built Environment
Production Operations Director
Head of Production, Culture
Group Operations Director
Head of Digital
After training as an architect, Jan switched to digital in the 90s and has produced over 500 projects for some of the largest brands in the world, including Sony, MTV, Disney and BBC. In recent years he has focused on digital strategy, aligning business, creative and technical requirements around human focused needs to build better products for global audiences.
Head of Production - Built Environment
Kiran brings several years experience co-ordinating large-scale, complex projects that embrace a range of digital media. As Head of Production she oversees the workflow of the studio, ensuring the whole pipeline is teamed and scheduled as needed. Her strong organisation keeps projects on track, while her communication skills form an effective bridge between clients and creative teams.
Director - Asia and the Middle East
With a background in architecture and passion for photography and film-making, Cass has worked around the world, enjoying close collaboration with client teams and has extensive experience of our creative and digital production workflows. Cass is our Director in Asia and the Middle East.
As CEO and co-founder of Squint/Opera Jules is constantly expanding our creativity into new and exciting projects. Among his recent adventures is 52-part children’s TV series Messy Goes to Okido, which began broadcasting on CBeebies in September 2015 and has recently been commissioned for a third series. Jules has worked extensively across the architectural, cultural and entertainment sectors, relentlessly pushing digital boundaries as squint explores new opportunities to dazzle audiences.
As Group Director of Operations Rachael oversees the support functions as well as production operations. Rachael has a background in leading multidisciplinary teams and managing complex projects across a range of media.
Managing Director NYC
Holly heads up the New York office and produced a range of media exhibits for Squint/Opera's for largest cultural project to date in the Empire State Building.
Nick Taylor is a partner and creative director at Squint/Opera, responsible for the quality of creative work produced by Squint/Opera's Architecture team and specialises in defining the vision for large masterplans, and complex public projects, and making the design process accessible through clear communication. Nick has worked on projects all over the world, including the Olympics in Brasil and UK, The world trade centre, Hyperloop, Penn station, And Gardens by the Bay in Singapore.
Head of Production - Culture
Jamie is a producer with many years of experience in managing interactive video ads for global brands. She started her career as a motion designer for branded entertainment channels in LA before finding her true calling as a project manager. Jamie combines a design aesthetic and storytelling sensibility with strong communication and organisational skills to produce projects to a high standard.
Since co-founding Squint/Opera, Ollie has worked across a broad range of media including film, animation and branding. As a creative director of content and branding he provides inspiration and guidance for Squint's talented team to create original work through a combination of techniques and disciplines, from concept to finished product.
Vadim is responsible for the creative vision of the project. His expertise is in conveying complex information in a compelling way. Recent projects include: Empire State Experience in New York, V&A Video Games, National Army Museum and UK Pavilion at Milan Expo. He directs complex installations, moving images, UX and UI. A highly talented director, Vadim is constantly pushing the creative and technological boundaries in digital experiences.
Ben is head of Squint's cultural team, specializing in the design and production of digital media for spatial experiences. With an architecture degree, he has experience of the architectural and digital industries, a working knowledge of filmmaking, animation, CGI and interactive processes online and in gallery.
As the Managing Director, Jan leads Squint Opera’s large London-based studio. Jan’s job is to help open a window on the future. Guiding and inspiring the amazing creative talents at Squint Opera, he helps architects, property developers and others to realise their visions. Combining business acumen with creativity, Jan’s expertise is in creating the right setting for collaborative working in multidisciplinary teams. Identifying and building on the strengths of architects, artists, designers, engineers writers and others Jan is working internationally.
Production Operations Director
Fareen graduated with BA in Architecture from J.N.T.U, in India. He now works as Head of VFX, working on many of large scale projects including compositing live action into 3D scenes, filming on location and also producing stereoscopic films. Fareen also deals closely with clients through workshops and meetings to gain a clear understanding of the client's requirements which can then be clearly translated to the 3D team.
Head of Creative
Since co-founding Squint/Opera, Alice has directed and produced a wide range of large-scale film and digital projects for architects and real estate developers. Working at the intersection of creativity and technology, Alice plays a key role in articulating Squint's creative vision in exploring how digital media will change the future of the built environment.
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London, E2 9DG
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