Welcoming our New Starters | Oct 21 – Jan 22

18th February 2022 Company News

Our Random42 team has continued to grow considerably in recent months, adding to the huge growth we have had in recent years. This continued growth has allowed us to expand our talented team to fill our new, larger premises. We welcome the newest additions to our team into the new Marylebone office, which we have happily settled into since moving here in Summer 2021.

We would like to give the warmest welcome to them all by sharing a little about each of them.

Introducing the newest starters to our team…

Oliver Prior – Junior 3D Generalist

BA Hons in Visual FX – Buckinghamshire New University

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Oliver developed an interest in 3D software and game development around the age of 13. However, it was not until he was 16 and took up Animation and VFX at college that he really started to throw himself into it, homing in on his favourite parts of the pipeline: lighting, texturing, and 3D modelling. Oliver then took it further into university for three more years, receiving a first-class degree. Graduating in October of last year, Oliver started working at Random42 as a 3D Generalist, his first job in the industry, where he can see himself growing and learning so much from his colleagues, as well as his personal projects on the weekend. Outside of 3D being his most major hobby, Oliver enjoys photography, taking pictures of day-to-day life, and going on walks in the country.

Layomi Lawal – Account Executive

BSc Biotechnology – University of Nottingham

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Layomi’s Biotechnology degree covered a wide range of aspects including biochemistry, immunology, molecular pharming, and bioethics. Her final year research project was on how mass media affects public perceptions of biotechnology and its advancements which sparked her interest in effective scientific communication. As an account executive at Random42, Layomi’s role includes liaising with existing clients on projects within small biotech and pharma aiding the communication of novel science. Outside of work, Layomi enjoys going out with friends, going to the gym, and shopping.

Eric Poderoso – Mid 3D Generalist

Industrial Design and Product Development Engineering – University of Extremadura
Master in Motion Graphics and Creative Direction – CICE

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Eric studied Industrial Design Engineering at the University of Extremadura, as well as a Master’s in Motion Graphics and Creative Direction, both in Spain. After studying, Eric worked in Industrial Design Engineering for five years. Since Eric was a kid, he was amazed by animation and always loved drawing and painting. During his engineering years, Eric used to do graphic design and 3D personal projects in his spare time. Some of them became visuals for music artists and music events. Then, in 2019, Eric decided to follow his passion and study Motion Graphics to jump into the CGI art world. Eric enjoys being active, no matter if it’s socially or alone, indoor or outdoor. He loves eating out, meeting up with friends, grabbing some beers, and talking about life. Eric also loves music, especially Drum & Bass genres, to the point of being involved in some occasions as a VJ in performances.

Bradley Lam – Junior 3D Generalist

Game Design BA (Hons) – Sheffield Hallam University
Master’s degrees in Games Design – Sheffield Hallam University

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Bradley graduated from Sheffield Hallam University, gaining both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Games Design. In the final year of his Bachelor’s degree, he reached the finals in the games art category for the Games Republic 2020 Student Showcase. Bradley has a wide interest in all things 3D, which has led him to create in multiple industries, whether that be creating games, making virtual galleries, or animating assets. Bradley brings this passion and enthusiasm to Random42 in the role of Junior 3D Generalist, tasked with merging art and science to create beautiful and impactful work. In his spare time, you’ll find Bradley exploring the countryside, learning a new line dance, jamming in Beat Sabre, or getting stuck into a video game.

Antonia Toneva – Junior Project Manager

BSc (Hons) Psychology – University College London

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Antonia graduated from UCL after completing a degree in Psychology. In her last year of study, she researched the neural substrates of developmental stuttering using a multimodal neuroimaging design combining EEG and fNIRS. After graduation, Antonia supported the management for multiple BigPharma and BioTech trials while working in a leading global clinical trial laboratory services company. At Random42, Antonia collaborates with science and production teams to deliver projects while acting as the main point of contact for clients. Outside of work, Antonia loves hiking, travelling, and music.

Ellie Burt – Junior Project Manager

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science – Brunel University

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Ellie graduated with a degree in Biomedical Science from Brunel University, London. In her final year, she researched the mechanisms of telomere maintenance in Fanconi anemia. Before attending university, Ellie spent 2 years competing internationally in the Equestrian discipline of Eventing, as well as travelling around South East Asia and Indonesia. Here at Random42, Ellie is a key point of contact for clients and is also responsible for managing projects between our internal science and production teams. Outside of work, Ellie will either be in the gym or spending time with her friends and family.

Arnoldas Strazdas – Mid 3D Generalist

BA (Hons) Digital Animation – University of West London

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Arnoldas graduated from the University of West London with a degree in Digital Animation. Before joining Random42, he continued developing his 3D skills working as a 3D Visualiser in various architectural and furniture companies and doing freelance work. In his free time, he enjoys travel and outdoor activities, playing board games, pool, chess, poker, or just spending time with friends.

John-Paul Tyrell – Junior Project Manager

MChem (Hons) Chemistry – University of Warwick
Graduate Entry Medicine (MB ChB) – University of Warwick

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John-Paul graduated from the University of Warwick after completing a degree in Chemistry. After this, he worked as a Healthcare Assistant at Charing Cross Hospital before spending a year studying Graduate Entry Medicine. Now at Random42, John-Paul manages projects internally between science and production and externally with clients. Outside of work, he enjoys training and coaching in CrossFit, climbing, and spending time with friends.

John Monge – Junior Animator

Animation BA (Hons) – Nottingham Trent University 

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During John’s studies, he enjoyed learning the 3D animation pipeline and always had fun bringing characters to life. After graduation, John became a freelance animator/artist and continued to work on personal projects to improve his 3D knowledge and animation skills. Outside of work, John enjoys working on personal projects, playing video games and binge-watching anime and films. He also loves participating in competitive sports like basketball and badminton during his spare time.

Eleni Costa – Scientific Account Executive

BSc (Hons) Biochemistry – University of Bath
MSc Drug Discovery and Development – UCL
PhD Medical Engineering – Queen Mary University of London

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Eleni completed her PhD in Medical Engineering at the Queen Mary University of London, where she investigated biomedical solutions to prevent preterm birth and contributed to several publications. During her PhD, she attended several international conferences and presented her research to scientists and clinicians in the field, gaining three outstanding presentation awards. At Random42, Eleni’s role includes developing scientific scripts and storyboards across a range of therapeutic areas. Outside of work, Eleni’s interests include swimming, travelling, and reading sci-fi novels.

Hannah Craven – Scientific Account Executive

BSc (Hons) Biochemistry – University of Liverpool
MSc Biotechnology – University of Edinburgh
PhD Cancer Sciences – University of Glasgow

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Hannah completed her BSc in Biochemistry at the University of Liverpool before gaining an MSc in Biotechnology at the University of Edinburgh. As part of her Master’s programme, she gained experience working in the industry by completing an internship at a small biotech start-up company. She then went on to the University of Glasgow to undertake a PhD in Cancer Sciences, with her research involving investigating the role of the microbiome in diseases of ageing, including Cancer and Chronic Kidney Disease.  Her work as part of this lab has featured in multiple publications in the field.  As part of the Random42 science team, Hannah supports scientific projects across a range of therapeutic areas, developing scientific scripts and storyboards for production. Outside of work, you’ll find her enjoying long walks (preferably with lots of dogs!), cooking, and exploring the best pubs and restaurants with friends.

Vicente Marti – Mid Animator

3D Animation – University of Technology, Arts and Design

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After finishing his animation degree at U-tad in Madrid, Vicente decided to leave his job at EA Spain behind to begin a new adventure in the UK. At Random42, Vicente is a Mid-3D Animator, bringing science to life through stunning animation. Outside of work, Vicente enjoys spending time experimenting with cinematic filmmaking, adventuring outdoors, and caring for his beloved Bengal cat.

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