Welcoming our new starters (remotely) - August 2021
The Random42 team has experienced a huge amount of growth in the past year, enabling us to continually expand our talented team and continue the development of our company. As with many companies worldwide, our team has had to adapt to working from home during the pandemic. Although the end of full-time remote working is almost in sight, as we will be moving into our new offices imminently, our newest recruits have had to quickly adapt to a new team and a new job, as well as working remotely.
Unfortunately, we are currently unable to welcome our newest team members in person, but we would like to give the warmest virtual welcome to them all by sharing a little about each of them.
Introducing the newest additions to our team…
Emma Le Good – Senior 3D Generalist
BA (Hons) Computer Animation Art – University of Bournemouth
Emma studied computer animation arts at the University of Bournemouth. She has a background in film, TV, and advertising, working at companies including MPC and DNEG, with her last role working in TV as a Senior Artist. Outside of work, Emma’s interests include skiing, sailing in the sun, and baking brownies!
Benas Kazlauskas – Junior Systems Administrator
Computer Science BSc Honours – University of Westminster
Benas studied Computer Science at the University of Westminster. Before joining Random42, he had experience in maintaining systems and programming and being the champion of Azeroth, the fictional Warcraft world. Benas brings this experience and passion to his new role as a Junior Systems Administrator, where he is responsible for the planning, building, and maintenance of all the systems and data at Random42. Outside of work, Benas enjoys playing and watching competitive team sports, as well as playing games and travelling on the central line in the summertime.
Gudny Hannesdottir – Junior 3D Generalist
BA (Hons) Computer Animation Arts – Bournemouth University
Illustration diploma – Reykjavik School of Visual Art
Gudny grew up in Iceland. Her family owns the oldest café in Reykjavik, where she worked until moving into the industry. Gudny grew up surrounded by artists and studied violin and opera singing as a hobby, igniting her love for visual art in all its forms. Gudny worked at Blue Zoo as a modeller for animated series, creating props and environments. Before that, she did illustrations for children’s books and educational material. At Random42, Gudny is responsible for creating fun and aesthetic ways to visualise the unseeable as a Junior Generalist. Gudny loves survival games, role-playing games, horror stories, music, and film. If an animated film exists, she has probably seen it (even the bad ones). Show her a dog and she will instantly fall in love with it.
Monica Petrovic Ajtic – Account Executive
Biochemistry BSc (Hons) – University of Bath
Monica graduated from the University of Bath with a degree in Biochemistry. As an Account Executive, Monica’s role involves attracting new clientele and maintaining strong relationships within the pharma, devices and diagnostics, OTC, and animal health industries. Outside of work, you will find Monica either playing tennis, reading or exploring new food places.
Anastasia Polydorou – Scientific Account Executive
BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences and Anatomy – Cardiff University
MSc Tissue Engineering – Cardiff University
PhD Targeted Drug Delivery – University of Southampton
Anastasia completed her PhD in ultrasound stimulated targeted drug delivery at the University of Southampton, investigating the development of a novel drug delivery system using microbubbles and nanodroplets stimulated by ultrasound to deliver drugs to target sites. This work has generated several publications to which she has contributed. She has also had the opportunity to present her work at national and international conferences. Anastasia is passionate about communicating science to a wide range of audiences and has participated in several public engagement events such as Pint of Science, festivals, and school visits. At Random42, Anastasia is responsible for developing scientific scripts and storyboards across a range of therapeutic areas. Outside of work, Anastasia loves baking and spending time outdoors, hiking, or running!
Victoria Gan – Junior 3D Generalist
BA (Hons) 3D Computer Animation and Modelling – University of Hertfordshire
From hot and sunny Singapore, Victoria moved to England to study at the University of Hertfordshire. Victoria previously worked in the marketing sector but decided 3D was a better fit for her as she enjoys creating beautiful and realistic pieces of art and seeing them come to life. Outside of work, Victoria enjoys playing the piano, video games, experimenting with makeup, and hitting the gym during her free time!
Rena Liu – Scientific Account Executive
BSc (Hons) Medical Biology – Edinburgh University
MRes in Biomedical Science – Southampton University
PhD in Cancer Immunology – Southampton University
Rena graduated from Edinburgh University, where she completed her BSc in Medical biology. She then went on to do an integrated MRes and PhD at Southampton University, where she studied the interactions between immune cells and therapeutic antibodies used for the treatment of cancer. Before joining Random42, Rena worked as a Senior Scientist at GlaxoSmithKline for a year and a half, helping to develop therapeutic antibodies for many disease areas. At Random42, Rena will be writing scripts and developing storyboards for projects that span across multiple different therapy areas. Outside of work, she loves playing badminton and cooking.
Aleksandra Pantelejenkova – Junior 3D Generalist
BA (Hons) 3D Animation and Visual Effects – University of Hertfordshire
Even before discovering her passion for 3D animation, Aleksandra had a keen interest in biomedical sciences. Joining Random42 allowed her to combine two of her passions into a career that will hopefully pave the way for her as a growing artist. In her spare time, she enjoys both creative and movie/game-centered academic writing, going out dancing and exploring a variety of what London has to offer.
Ali Megerdichian – Junior 3d Generalist
MA Visual Effects Production (3D) – Escape Studios
Ali’s previous professional experience includes client service and support roles in the Advertising and Art sectors. However, it wasn’t until working as a Runner at The Mill that she discovered her passion for 3D. To pursue a career as a 3D artist, she took a year out to gain a Master’s degree in VFX for Production (3D) at Escape Studios. Whilst there, she Co-Directed her team’s final film, Alma (2021), which won multiple international awards. Ali’s role at Random42 is to aid Art Directors and 3D artists in bringing to life client’s briefs in a creative and aesthetically pleasing way. Ali loves films, adventures, and most of all, her cat, Muffin.
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