INTRODUCING OUR RANDOM42 TEAM

Random42 Ben Ramsbottom

Ben Ramsbottom

Medical Director & CEO

BSc (Hons) Biology
The University of Manchester

PhD Molecular and Cell Biology
The University of Glasgow

Ben is a PhD molecular and cell biologist who has experience both within the pharmaceutical industry and within the publishing industry that serves it. He joined Random42 in 2010, first as the Medical Director, before moving into the position of CEO in 2014. Prior to his time at Random42, he was a medical writer, as well as a research scientist for AstraZeneca and The University of Glasgow.

Random42 Andy Kay

Andy Kay

Chief Financial Officer

BSc (Hons) Anatomical Science
The University of Bristol

ACA
Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW)

Andy is the CFO at Random42 and takes a very hands-on approach, not only in finance but also across several operational departments in the business. He has a broad financial background, including technical accounting, financial analysis and reporting, commercial finance and strategic planning.

Andy has worked in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry for a number of years, previously having worked at Marken, a UPS subsidiary, in central and commercial finance leadership roles. Prior to this, Andy spent almost 6 years at PwC, working with clients from their London and Vancouver offices.

In his spare time, Andy enjoys lots of exercise and spending time with family & friends.

Random42 Eleanor Spreckley

Elly Spreckley

Medical Director

BSc (Hons) Physiology and Pharmacology
The University of Manchester

PhD Neuroendocrinology
Imperial College London

Elly is a PhD neuroendocrinolgist with extensive in vivo experience researching the regulation of appetite by gut hormones. Previous to Random42, Elly had several reviews and research articles published, in addition to working as a scientific copy editor for oncology-based journals. This provided her with a broad background of research and writing experience relevant to the pharmaceutical industry. Since joining Random42 as a Scientific Account Director, Elly has enjoyed working across a wide range of therapeutic areas in script development and scientific project content.

Random42 Leo Chilcott

Leo Chilcott

Creative Director

BA Computer Visualisation and Animation
Bournemouth University

Music Production
Academy of Contemporary Music

Since joining Random42 in 2010, Leo has seen the company through major stages of its development and growth. In those eight years he has progressed to the role of Production Director. As Production Director Leo is responsible for managing Random42’s team of artists, overseeing projects through every step of the production process and orchestrating pipeline development. He previously worked in music, producing tracks and SFX for the medcoms, television and games industries. His music experience includes co-writing and producing the soundtrack for the viral game ‘Surgeon Simulator’. At Random42, he marries his expertise in 3D graphics and music to ensure that all animations are visually and sonically cohesive.

Random42 Jennifer Hunter

Jennifer Hunter

Senior Scientific Account Director

BSc (Hons) Genetics
University of Glasgow

PhD Epigenetics and Reprogramming
University of Edinburgh

Jennifer is responsible for developing scripts and providing scientific support for projects. Before making the move to London and Medical Communications, she spent over 2 years living and working with drosophila as a Post-Doc in Montpellier, in the south of France. Outside work she enjoys travelling, getting to the cinema/theatre and all things food-related.

Random42 Karolina Campbell

Karolina Campbell

Senior Scientific Account Manager

BSc (Hons) Physiology
University of Edinburgh

PhD Neuroscience
University of Edinburgh

Karolina is a PhD neuroscientist specialising in nervous system regeneration and neurodegenerative diseases. Before Random42, she worked as a researcher in laboratories in the UK and France, where in addition to experimental work, she enjoyed writing scientific publications and participating in science communication projects. At Random42 she is responsible for script development and providing scientific project support. In her spare time, Karolina enjoys climbing, rollerblading and painting.

Random42 Pooja Chudasama

Pooja Chudasama

Senior Scientific Account Manager

BSc (Hons) Cognitive Science
University of Westminster

MSc Neuroscience
King’s College London

PhD Neuroscience
King’s College London

Pooja is a PhD Neuroscientist whose research centred around elucidating the role of oestrogens in the brain. She spent 1 year of her PhD conducting research at the AstraZeneca-Tuft’s Laboratory for Translational Neuroscience in MA, USA and following this, undertook a post-doctoral position to investigate the beneficial role of oestrogens in Schizophrenia at King’s College London. With extensive laboratory experience specialising in cell culture, pharmacological, biochemical and imaging techniques, Pooja has also contributed to several published research papers. At Random42, Pooja develops scientific scripts and provides scientific project support across all therapeutic areas. Outside of work, she is a keen dancer, foodie, and traveller.

Random42 Varsha Patel

Varsha Patel

Scientific Account Manager

BSc (Hons) Human Genetics
University College London

MSc Molecular Medicine
Imperial College London

MRes Biomedical and Translational Science
King’s College London

PhD Molecular Genetics
King’s College London

Varsha completed her PhD in Molecular Genetics at King’s College London. Her research focussed on investigating the effects of gene mutations in a rare type of leukaemia. Varsha has previously worked in academic research and has several research articles published. During her PhD, she became passionate about communicating complex biological mechanisms to a range of audiences, from scientists and clinicians at large international conferences to patients in the clinic. At Random42, Varsha is responsible for writing scientific scripts for different therapeutic areas. Outside of work, Varsha enjoys playing the flute, cooking and baking.

Random42 Jordana Griffiths

Jordana Griffiths

Scientific Account Manager

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science
University of Sussex

MRes Biomedical Science
University of Southampton

PhD Cancer Immunology
University of Southampton

Jordana completed her PhD in Cancer Immunology at the University of Southampton where she studied novel therapeutics which harnessed the power of the immune system to combat cancer. Following this she took up a postdoctoral position at Anthony Nolan researching how to improve stem cell transplants before making the move to Random42, here she is responsible for script development and providing scientific project support across all therapeutic areas. In her spare time, Jordana likes to get lost in a good book and go exploring for new places to eat.

Random42 Emma James

Emma James

Senior Scientific Account Executive

BSc (Hons) Pharmacology
University of Portsmouth

PhD Cell Biology
Queen Mary University of London

After completion of her BSc in Pharmacology, Emma spent some time working in the biotechnology industry before returning to academia. Emma was awarded a PhD in Cell Biology for her research on the use of metabolites as biomarkers of cellular senescence and went on to extend this work as a postdoctoral researcher, studying the relationship between markers of cellular senescence and human ageing phenotypes. Following this, she took a scientific role at a pharmaceutical company, where she predominantly worked on vaccine development. Now at Random42, Emma supports scientific projects, developing scientific scripts and storyboards across a range of therapeutic areas.  Outside of work, you will find her enjoying walks, gazing up at trees, and cooking/eating all the food.

Random42 Anastasia Polydorou

Anastasia Polydorou

Senior 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!

Random42 Rena Liu

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.

Random42 Rosie Ugur

Rosie Ugur

Scientific Account Executive

BSc (Hons) Molecular Biology and Genetics
University of Hertfordshire

MPhil in Cell and Cancer Biology
University of Cambridge

PhD Cancer Biology
University of Cambridge

Rosie completed her PhD in cancer biology at the University of Cambridge. Her research focussed on generating cell-based models to screen mutations in triple-negative breast cancer and oesophageal squamous carcinoma. With experience in 3D primary cell culture and optical clearing techniques, covering the fields of both mammary gland biology and oesophageal epithelial cell biology, Rosie has contributed to several research papers from her previous laboratories. During her PhD, Rosie dedicated her free time to teaching roles, particularly within the context of widening participation at Cambridge. She also delivered talks to facilitate public engagement with cancer research. Through this work, she discovered a love of communicating scientific concepts to a wide range of audiences and joined Random42 shortly after completing her PhD. Outside of work, you’ll find her taking long walks with friends and exploring new places!

Random42 Eleni Costa

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

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.

Random42 Hannah Craven

Hannah Craven

Scientific Account Executive

BSc (Hons) Biochemistry
University of Liverpool

MSc Biotechnology
University of Edinburgh

PhD Cancer Sciences
University of Glasgow

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.

Random42 Beatriz Sanchez Pintado

Beatriz Sanchez Pintado

Scientific Account Executive

BSc in Biochemistry
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid

MSc in Neuroscience and Translational Medicine
Queen Mary University of London

PhD in Ophthalmology
UCL

After completing her BSc in Biochemistry and an MSc in Neuroscience and translational medicine, Beatriz was awarded a Ph.D. in Ophthalmology for her research in modeling and drug development for inherited corneal dystrophies. Her experience in academic research extends beyond her Ph.D., and she has worked in stem cell-based disease model development for a diversity of inherited ocular conditions. In parallel to her science career, Beatriz has trained in Musical Theatre and worked as a director and choreographer. At Random42, she is part of the science team and will be merging her scientific knowledge and creativity to develop scripts and storyboard designs for medical videos. Outside of work, you will find her happy while exercising, reading, and exploring new restaurants.

Random42 Leah Zard

Leah Zard

Project Coordinator

BSc Zoology
University of Leeds

Leah was an employee at Random42 for 3 years before leaving to gain further medical communications experience. She re-joined the team as Project Coordinator. Her role works across the science and production departments and involves managing project timelines, resourcing needs, and utilisation. Outside of work, she enjoys baking, heading out to the pub with friends, and the 35° heat of the hot yoga studio.

Random42 Ana Beretsos

Ana Beretsos

Project Manager

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences
Newcastle University

Ana graduated from Newcastle University with a degree in Biomedical sciences. After graduating, Ana lived and worked in St Anton, Austria, for a season before gaining experience in marketing and client management. Ana joins Random42 from the conference industry, where she was a Conference Producer and Manager for life science events. Here at Random42, Ana manages projects internally between both our science and production teams, as well as externally with clients. Outside of work, you will find Ana in the gym, exploring the world, getting lost in a book, attending a rugby match (supporting Wales!), or doing something that involves food. No matter what she is doing she will be listening to music.

Random42 Antonia Toneva

Antonia Toneva

Junior Project Manager

BSc (Hons) Psychology
University College London

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.

Random42 Ellie Burt

Ellie Burt

Junior Project Manager

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science
Brunel University

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.

Random42 John-Paul Tyrrell

John-Paul Tyrell

Junior Project Manager

MChem (Hons) Chemistry
University of Warwick

Graduate Entry Medicine (MB ChB)
University of Warwick

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.

Random42 Buvani Murugesan

Buvani Murugesan

Junior Project Manager

BSc Biology
University of York

MSc Cancer Biology
Queen Mary University of London

Buvani completed her BSc in Biology at the University of York and later pursued an MSc in Cancer Biology at QMUL. Before joining Random42, she worked in academic publishing at Elsevier and as an Editorial Section Manager for Heliyon. At Random42, Buvani’s role includes managing multiple projects with the internal scientific and production teams, as well as acting as a client liaison. Outside of work, Buvani likes bouldering, dogs, and going out with friends.

Random42 Cara Stewart

Cara Stewart

HR Director

CIPD Level 5 – Human Resources Management and Services

Cara joins Random42 as HR Director with 8 years’ varied HR experience across industries such as Financial Services, Telecoms and Engineering. Cara is CIPD Level 5 qualified and enjoys working as an HR Generalist because of the variety it offers and being able to provide an end to end HR service working with internal and external stakeholders. Outside of work, Cara spends most of her free time with her one year old or working on her house renovation. To relax she enjoys reading, catching up with friends and travelling both in the UK and abroad.

Random42 Dami Fasulu

Dami Fasulu

HR Administrator

BSc Business and Management
Aston University

Dami studied Business and Management at Aston University. Dami’s role at Random42 as an HR Administrator involves handling the daily administrative and HR duties of the organisation. Dami assists with record maintenance, payroll processing, and providing clerical support to all employees. Outside of work Dami enjoys travelling, reading, going out with friends, and eating

Random42 Chess Covolan

Chess Covolan

Office Manager

Chess has been working since she was 18, progressing from a Receptionist in a legal setting, to Building Ambassador at Amazon HQ. Chess then worked in Building Management and Campus Management since 2020. Chess is an Office Manager at Random42, dealing with the facilities and supplies of the building as well as helping with events and IT. Chess loves socialising inside and outside of work, and you can usually find her sitting in an Essex or London pub garden with her Welsh Terrier, Griff. She also enjoys going to concerts and having long weekends away in Suffolk.

Random42 Leila Joyce

Leila Joyce

Account Executive

Leila is responsible for chasing and collecting the payments and debt within the business. She also assists on project work. Prior to working at Random42, Leila has worked in Accounts for the past nine years, so has an extensive knowledge of working within the Finance Department. She studied English Literature, and has a passion for reading and going to the theatre.

Random42 Alesya Zhilenkova

Alesya Zhilenkova

Financial Controller

Law LLB Honours
Sheffield Hallam University

CIMA
Russian State University

Alesya joined Random42 as a Financial Controller. She has previous experience as a lawyer and completed her degree in Sheffield before moving back to her home city, Moscow, where she made the move from legal to the fashion industry. Whilst making the most of the fancy fashion, Alesya qualified as an accountant which has brought her back to the UK and to Random42 where she is able to utilise her background in both legal and finance. Outside of work, Alesya likes hiking, keeping fit and going to fashion events (5 years in the fashion industry made its mark). She is also a huge ice hockey fan.

Random42 Tolga Ari

Tolga Ari

Production Director

MA (Hons) Computer Visualisation and Animation
Supinfocom

Tolga is a Production Director at Random42. He studied animation at Supinfocom, France, where he co-directed an award-winning animation short. Before joining Random42, Tolga worked at a creative studio specialised in the fields of design, commercial and visual arts but also spent over 5 years at a leading British visual effects and film production company. His filmography includes Oscar-winning ‘Ex Machina’, along with ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, ‘Avengers’, ‘Spectre’ and more. Fascinated by science, Random42 is the right place to combine both of his passions.

Random42 Nicola Alexander

Nicola Alexander

Art Director

3D Digital Animation
The University of Hertfordshire

Nicola has recently rejoined Random42 as an Art Director. She was previously with us from back in 2014 for 3 years before leaving in 2017 to work as a Lighting Technical Director within the film industry, some of the projects she worked on include, The Lion King, Fast & Furious, No Time To Die, Little Women. At Random42 Nicola is responsible for directing the creation of animations from storyboards, through to the final edit whilst taking into account, client needs, values and scientific accuracy. Outside of work, Nicola enjoys rock climbing, painting, gaming and films

Random42 Chun You Sim

Chun You Sim

Technical Director

BA(Hons) Computer Visualisation and Animation
Bournemouth University

Chun You has joined us all the way from Singapore. He has always enjoyed mathematics and physics, but also liked to dabble around with art and see “pretty stuff”. Chun You found that 3D Animation sparked his interest, and decided to come to Bournemouth where they taught both the aesthetic and technical aspects of 3D Animation, which he found really exciting. In his spare time, Chun You enjoys gaming, baking, sports and sleeping!

Random42 Liz Peach

Liz Peach & Kirby

Lead Artist

BA (Hons) Computer Animation Arts
Bournemouth University

Liz is originally from a small village in Buckinghamshire, she went on to study Computer Animation Arts at Bournemouth University. Having moved to London, Liz likes to spend her free time exploring the city, running and making “really good spaghetti”.

Kirby is one of our resident office dogs. She is a cockapoo and loves peanut butter and sleeping around the office.

Random42 Simeon Ganev

Simeon Ganev

Art Director

BA (Hons) Visual Effects for Film and TV
University of Hertfordshire

Simeon studied at the University of Hertfordshire, graduating with first class honours in visual effects for film and TV. In his spare time he likes to further his knowledge in 3D and its surrounding disciplines including photography. Simeon also has a passion for music, enjoys going to the cinema, hitting the pub and reminding people that he can… read!

Random42 Harvey Castle

Harvey Castle

Art Director

Digital Animation BA (Hons)
University of Hertfordshire

Harvey joined our production team as a Junior 3D Artist. He has always been interested in art, from a young age, and eventually found himself wanting to make experimental abstract pieces in his spare time. In his spare time, he enjoys going on adventures with friends, the occasional book and playing lots and lots of video games.

Random42 Connor Kelley

Connor Kelley

Art Director

BSc (Hons) Digital film and 3D Animation Technology
Staffordshire University

Connor has always been inspired by Art, from primary through to secondary, followed by studying graphic design and illustration in college and then finally the big move to Staffordshire Uni to study 3D animation and VFX. In his spare time Connor loves spending quality time with family, friends and work colleagues, venturing to new places and being from Cornwall, obviously enjoys a good pasty. Connor also likes, trampolining which he discovered at University, along with exercising, scenic walks and of course relaxing with a good pc/console game at the end of the day.

Random42 Tristan Garcia

Tristan Garcia

Lead Artist

BSc (Hons) 3D Animation
Bellecour Ecole Lyon

Tristan is from France, where he has lived all his life, until he joined Random42. He graduated in 3D Animation and has a professional background of two years with a studio based in Lyon, however, he decided to leave France to come to England to join his girlfriend and find a job to really kickstart his 3D career! Tristan has a passion for the 3D world, stating ‘every day since working in 3D, is not a working day at all’, he loves what he does and wants to learn more. In his spare time, he loves to explore things in 3D and work on personal projects. Tristan is also a gamer and enjoys discovering new places, walking and photography.

Random42 Artur Pojo

Artur Pojo & Lilica

Lead Artist

Graduation – Architecture
UNAMA Universidade da Amazonia

Post graduation – 3D Design
SENAC Sao Paulo

Artur graduated in Architecture and post-graduated in 3D Graphics in Brazil. He came to London in 2013 and started working at a 3D printing company, which happened to send him to Random42 to deliver a 3D printer. When he arrived at the office, it was love at first sight (at least for Artur!). He found himself surrounded by beautiful medical images, that he didn’t even know what they were… but he wanted to do it too. “Lucky me, they hired me! I’ve been working as a 3D artist since” he says. Coming from a ‘hand tight’ architectural 3D visualization background, Artur was amazed by how Random42 allows employees to work freely, exploring the different skills of each artist.

Lilica is a mini sausage dog essential to our team. Behind the scenes, she is always there to make us smile and is also very collaborative, letting us know in advance when the postman is coming with deliveries and never letting us miss lunch time.

Random42 Hector Lucas

Hector Lucas

Lead Artist

Filmmaking and audiovisual
Institut Mare de Déu de la Mercè

Master of 3D modelling and texturing
Animum Creativity School

Hector studied filmmaking and audiovisual communication in Spain before later specialising in 3D modelling and texturing with an online master at Animum Creativity School. His previous experience is in cartoon TV shows and phone videogames, mainly as a texture artist. Hector is originally from Barcelona and has also lived in Dublin, before recently moving to join us in London. In his spare time, he enjoys videogames, theme parks and trap music.

Random42 Emma Le Good

Emma Le Good

Lead Artist

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!

Random42 Lyubo Chavdarov

Lyubo Chavdarov

Lead 3D Artist

BA (Hons) Visual Effects for Film and Television
University of Hertfordshire

Lyubo has recently joined us after gaining significant experience interning in a Visual Effects studio and a Design & Brand agency. He brings this experience to Random42 where he enjoys a variety of different projects you can work on as a 3D Generalist. Lyubo has a huge interest in anything that is computer-generated, he likes watching animated movies and going to the cinema, especially to see Marvel or Star Wars movies. In his free time, Lyubo likes going to the gym, watching football, going out with friends and being the tourist in London, and occasionally playing video games… He also likes petting cats, dogs and other lovely animals.

Random42_Panashe Micah Ngowera

Panashe Micah Ngowera

Lead Animator

BA (Hons) Animation for Film and Games
University of Hertfordshire

Pan studied Animation for Film and Games at The University of Hertfordshire, where he also coached gymnastics and was involved in the music society. Before starting work here at Random42, Pan was freelancing in graphic design and 3D animating/modelling. In his spare time, he enjoys doing an array of activities such as going to the gym, gymnastics, playing instruments, photography, personal projects and planning world domination! Just as per your average Joe.

Random42 Daniel Thornton

Daniel Thornton

Lead Animator

BSc (Hons) CGI & Digital Effects
Staffordshire University

Dan graduated from Staffordshire University with a first in CGI & Digital Effects. Ever since a young age, he has been aspiring to work in the animation industry, creating many personal projects in his spare time. Dan also loves any new technology including virtual reality and 3D printing. Away from the computer he enjoys hiking in the countryside and exploring new places.

Random42 Marcelo Rivoli Dantas

Marcelo Rivoli Dantas

Senior 3D Generalist

B.Des (Hons) Graphic Design
Centro Universitário da Cidade 

Marcelo is originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he graduated in Graphic Design and worked in motion graphics for the most part of his career prior to moving to London in October of 2017. He has always enjoyed sci-fi and horror movies and his hobby is designing monsters using traditional techniques of sculpture and CGI. Marcelo is also a great Skydiving enthusiast.

Random42 Andreas Ioannou

Andreas Ioannou

Senior 3D Generalist

BSc (Hons) Multimedia and Graphic Arts
Cyprus University of Technology

Andreas graduated from Cyprus University of Technology, where he studied Multimedia and Graphic Arts. He moved to London on the night of his graduation ceremony back in 2015 and has lived there ever since. His interests include watching series, such as, Game of Thrones or the Walking Dead, as well as drawing or walking around with his camera taking pictures, and exploring London.

Random42 Stefanie Chrysostomou

Stefanie Chrysostomou

Senior 3D Generalist

BA (Hons) Computer Visualisation and Animation
Bournemouth University

MA Digital Effects
Bournemouth University 

Originally from Cyprus, Stefanie graduated from Bournemouth University, where she studied (BA) Computer Animation and Visualisation and MA Digital Effects. As a 3D Artist, her favourite part of the job is learning so many interesting scientific facts and the ability to visualize them creatively as well as working with great people who share similar interests. Stefanie’s biggest passions include VFX and Dance.

Random42 Turker Mutlu

Turker Mutlu

Senior 3D Generalist

BSc Chemical Engineering
Bosphorus University (Istanbul, Turkey)

Digital Animation and Visual Effects School Production Diploma
The DAVE School (Orlando, USA)

Turker studied Chemical Engineering because he loved to create things using science and technology. As a result of this natural artistic tendency, he later combined this dream with his life long love of computers and became a CG artist. For many years he worked as a freelance artist in Turkey which allowed him to gain experience of a variety of aspects across the industry, from script development to negotiations, rigging to animating, sculpting to simulations. Turker is new to London and enjoys long walks, is a big Alex Garland fan, and he is passionate about quality mystery movies. He has the ambition to one day write the most mind-bending movie script ever, and preferably direct it to.

Random42 Xinyu Zheng

Xinyu Zheng

Senior 3D Generalist

BE Digital Media Technology
Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication

BA Video Production
Ball State University

MA Digital Effects
Bournemouth University

Xinyu has recently joined us as a Junior 3D Generalist. She originally grew up in Beijing but moved to Indiana, US, and Bournemouth, UK, for her studies. Xinyu has previous experience as a Motion Graphic Designer for a live-broadcasting studio in China Central Television, Beijing.  In her spare time, she is interested in sketching, watercolour painting, and visiting museums and art galleries.

Random42 Eric Lo

Eric Lo

Senior 3D Generalist

Diploma Programme in Computer Programming
CUSCS The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Eric has over 18 years of experience in the CG industry. His love and passion for computer graphics began at 13 years old. Eric started his career in Hong Kong at the age of 20 and has since worked in various different positions such as Lighting TD at ILM, Lighting Supervisor at IMAGI Animation Studios, and VFX Supervisor at Centro Digital Picture Ltd. Eric has worked on different projects from around the world including Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, India, the UK, and UAE, he enjoys collaborating with different teams of artists. In 2021, Eric and his family moved to the UK. Eric brings his experience to his role as a 3D Generalist at Random42.

Random42 Patrick Kwok

Patrick Kwok

Mid 3D Animator

BSc (Hons) Multimedia Computing & Animation
University of Westminster

Patrick studied at the University of Westminster in Multimedia Computing & Animation. Since graduation, he has been working in the VFX film industry, starting as a render farm wrangler to his eventual move towards animation, where his interests lie, working on such projects as Jungle Book, The Lion King, Dumbo, The One and Only Ivan and Clifford. At Random42, Patrick is responsible for bringing characters from humans to microscopic molecules to life through motion. Outside of work, Patrick enjoys going to the cinema, playing games, crafting, and occasionally escaping from a hoard of goblins in Dungeons and Dragons.

Random42 Jeffrey Collie

Jeffrey Collie

Mid 3D Generalist

BA (Hons) Computer Animation Art and Design
Bournemouth University

Jeffrey has always had a passion for visual art. Raised in France, it was not until he entered Bournemouth University that he truly fell in love with the world of 3D. Graduating with a degree in Computer Animation Arts and Design, Jeff has focused on developing his skills in look development. Outside of work, he enjoys series, graphic novels, and competitive team sport.

Random42 Eric Poderoso

Eric Poderoso

Mid 3D Generalist

Industrial Design and Product Development Engineering
University of Extremadura

MA Motion Graphics and Creative Direction
CICE

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.

Random42 Arnoldas Strazdas

Arnoldas Strazdas

Mid 3D Generalist

BA (Hons) Digital Animation
University of West London

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.

Random42 Sarah Padley

Sarah Padley

Mid 3D Generalist

BA (Hons) 3D Computer Animation and Modelling
University of Hertfordshire

Sarah studied 3D modelling and animation at the University of Hertfordshire. Following this she returned to the University of Hertfordshire to teach as a visiting lecturer, working predominantly with first-year students. In her free time, Sarah enjoys watching anime, eating, sleeping and visiting unusual places and galleries.

Random42 Wajahut Shah

Wajahut Shah

Mid 3D Generalist

BA (Hons) Motion Graphics
Ravensbourne University

Waj graduated from Ravensbourne University with a degree in Motion Graphics. He gained four years of 2D and 3D Generalist experience working in TV at Jump Design, which led to a varied and accomplished portfolio, including RTS award-nominated graphics for Channel 4’s ‘The Supervet’ and pioneering facial tracking. Waj’s knowledge in human musculature and the skeletal system translated well into his work with celebrity veterinarian Noel Fitzpatrick, creating 3D graphics illustrating complex animal surgeries. His passion for 3D has brought him here to Random42, where he believes he can contribute to the team and take his graphics to another level as a 3D Generalist. Outside of work, Waj’s interests include video games, VR, anime, dramas, music, technology, weightlifting, and hanging out with friends and family.

Random42 Sam White

Sam White

Mid 3D Generalist

BSc (Hons) Digital Arts
University of Kent

MSc Digital Visual Effects
University of Kent

Sam graduated from the University of Kent, gaining his bachelor’s in Digital Arts and his Master’s in Digital Visual Effects. In his final year of study, his work reached the finals for the 2020 Lumen Arts Student Award. Sam brings this experience and passion to Random42 as a Junior 3D Generalist. Sam is fascinated with simulations, which inspired him to learn Houdini.  Outside of work, Sam loves to play the piano and enjoys composing his own music. He also has a passion for cinematography, such as camera motion, lighting, and framing. In his free time, you will find Sam walking his dog, cycling in the Kent countryside, or doing Pilates to keep fit and help with the aches and pains that come with working at a computer for hours on end.

Random42 Oliver Prior

Oliver Prior

Mid 3D Generalist

BA Hons in Visual FX
Buckinghamshire New University

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.

Random42 Bradley Lam

Bradley Lam

Mid 3D Generalist

Game Design BA (Hons)
Sheffield Hallam University

Master’s degrees in Games Design
Sheffield Hallam University

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.

Random42 Aleksandra Pantelejenkova

Aleksandra Pantelejenkova

Mid 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.

Random42 Vicente Marti

Vicente Marti

Mid Animator

3D Animation
University of Technology, Arts and Design

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.

Random42 Krasimir Dzhenev

Krasimir Dzhenev

Mid 3D Generalist

BSc Electronics
Technical University of Gabrovo

MSc Computer Science
Technical University of Gabrovo

Krasimir came to London in 2011 after studying for his BSc in Electronics and his MSc in Computer Science at the Technical University of Gabrovo in Bulgaria. Krasimir has 10+ years of international experience in graphic, motion, and 3D design. He has steered projects for high-profile clients such as Ubisoft, EA, Disney, Warner Bros., 20th Fox, Lionsgate, Universal, HBO, Chanel 5, H&M, and many more. Krasimir brings this experience to his role at Random42 as a 3D Generalist, where he will combine his sharp eye for detail and his natural creative flair. Krasimir’s other interests include design trends, breakthrough technologies, gaming, and MMA.

Random42 Nanna Lund

Nanna Lund

Mid 3D Generalist

BA (Hons) Computer Visualisation and Animation
Bournemouth University

Nanna studied Computer Visualisation and Animation at the NCCA in Bournemouth University. Since graduating in 2019 Nanna has worked as a lighter and compositor at Blue-Zoo and Brown Bag Films. As a Mid 3D Generalist at Random42, she collaborates with and supports the Art Directors and other artists in creating striking medical visuals. Outside of work Nanna enjoys knitting/crocheting, watching anime and thriller shows, thrift-shopping, and not engaging in team sports.

Random42 Eli Bowes

Eli Bowes

Mid 3D Generalist

BA (Hons) Illustration
University of Brighton

Eli graduated from Brighton University with a degree in Illustration. Since then, he has worked within the events sector as an animator creating large-scale projection mapping shows, as well as architectural visualisation, book illustrations, video game assets, and motion graphics. In his spare time, he keeps busy with traditional drafting, silk screen printing, etching, archery, and searching for ever more unusual crisp flavours.

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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 clients’ briefs in a creative and aesthetically pleasing way. Ali loves films, adventures, and most of all, her cat, Muffin.

Random42 John Monge

John Monge

Junior Animator

Animation BA (Hons)
Nottingham Trent University 

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.

Random42 Evelyn Wandernoth

Evelyn Wandernoth

Junior 3D Generalist

MA Animation
Nottingham Trent University

Evelyn completed her master’s degree in Animation at Nottingham Trent University to pursue a career in 3D and learn more about various aspects such as visual effects, modelling, and animation. As a Junior 3D Generalist, her role is to bring science and art together to create beautiful and informative work. Outside of work, her interests include the violin, rock climbing, and embroidery.

Random42 Antonio Messina

Antonio Messina

Junior 3D Generalist

Masters VFX
VFX Wizard

After graduating from high school as a graphic designer Antonio learned about 3D thanks to a friend who was practicing it. Antonio then started studying it by himself, watching videos and online lessons. His passion for 3D grew and he wanted to pursue it as a job. This led Antonio to move to London where he started working for Random42 where he is expanding his experiences with the help of his colleagues. Antonio’s other interests are playing video games, watching movies, listening to music, and Breakdance.

Random42 Akshat Sinha

Akshat Sinha

Junior 3D Generalist

BSc (Hons) Animation and Multimedia
Birla Institute of Technology

Masters Concepteur et Réalisateur 3D
Ecole MoPA

Akshat graduated from Birla Institute of Technology in India and later moved to France to pursue a master’s degree in design and direction of Animation films from Ecole MoPA where he co-directed his graduation film – Memory of Water, which has been the official selection of various film festivals across the globe and was also awarded the best animation film at a film festival in California. His passion for creating beautiful 3D art brings him to Random42 where he hopes to contribute, learn more and grow as an artist. Outside of work, his interests include playing musical instruments, traveling and exploring new places, VR, cinema, yoga, and cooking.

Random42 Martin Ivanov

Martin Ivanov

Junior 3D Generalist

BA (Hons) Graphic Design
Coventry University

Growing up playing games, Martin developed an interest in technology and computer graphics, which pushed him to self-study 3D in his teens. After spending nearly a decade developing his skill as a generalist and completing his university degree, Martin worked as a freelancer for three years, working on a variety of projects before joining Random42. Outside of work, his interests include automotive CG, sim racing, anime, dramas, music, technology, photography, and spending time with friends.

Random42 Daria Pankeeva

Daria Pankeeva

Junior 3D Generalist

BA (Hons) Animation
University of the Arts London

MA 3D Computer Animation
Bournemouth University

Daria graduated from the University of the Arts London with a degree in Animation and from Bournemouth University with a Master’s degree in 3D Animation. Before joining Random42 Daria worked as a 2D Animator and CG Artist in Animation and VFX for films. Daria brings this previous experience to her current role as a 3D Generalist. Outside of work her interests include animated filmmaking, art, tennis, and windsurfing.

Random42 Brandon Ventour

Brandon Ventour

Junior 3D Generalist

BA (Hons) 3D Modelling and Animation
University of Hertfordshire

Growing up as a kid, Brandon played many video games and watched animated films which drove his passion for CGI. He began his jump into learning 3D modelling and Animation at The University of Hertfordshire and has been developing his skills in his favourite parts of the pipeline ever since – 3D Modelling, Texturing, LookDev, and Compositing. His role at Random42 is to integrate the science and CGI worlds, creating beautiful animations and imagery. Outside of work Brandon loves to play basketball, travel to new places to create memories, experience new restaurants, play video games, and watch films.

Random42 Harri Cameron

Harri Cameron

Junior FX Artist

BA (Hons) Computer Animation Technical Arts
Bournemouth University

Harri graduated from Bournemouth University with a degree in Computer Animation Technical Arts where he specialised in VFX, taking a keen interest in simulation and procedural workflows. Working as an FX artist has allowed Harri to use both his technical and creative skills together, to produce striking visuals. Outside of work, Harri enjoys working on personal FX projects and has a passion for film and games.

Random42 Jakub Ziaja

Jakub Ziaja

Technical Artist

Game Art
Escape Studios London

Whilst studying art Jakub was always drawn towards the tech responsible for any scene running in real-time. He is mostly self-taught in Unreal’s shader creation and blueprint logic, which has allowed him to develop tools for the Epic Games marketplace. Jakub also started learning Houdini, opening completely new workflows. At Random42 Jakub combines everything he has learned to help create beautiful, abstract environments and interactive experiences all in UE4. Outside of work hours he likes to work out to counter his “sitting” lifestyle and loves to play with large cats.

Random42 MacMillan Ansu

MacMillan Ansu

2D Graphics Director

BSc (Hons) Multimedia Technology
University of Greenwich 

Mac studied Multimedia Technology at the University of Greenwich, which he found very interesting, covering all aspects of digital media production. Since graduating, Mac has had experience working in different media agencies, in addition to broadcast post-production houses, as a Motion Designer. As the 2D Graphics Director, Mac is responsible for overseeing all the motion design and print work carried out in the marketing and production departments. In his spare time, he enjoys listening to music, playing sports and creating personal motion design projects.

Random42 Satnam Bansal

Satnam Bansal

Graphic Designer

Ba(Hons) Graphic Design
Ravensbourne University

Satnam is a Graphic Designer and Illustrator, who recently graduated Ravensbourne with a First-class Ba(Hons) in Graphic Design. Within Random42, he works alongside the 2D department designing assets for both production and marketing. In his spare time, he likes to: draw, read comic books and watch films.

Random42 Ana Duta

Ana Duta

Junior Graphic Designer

BA (Hons) Graphic Design
Coventry University

Ana has worked as an in-house graphic designer and as a freelancer for the past two years, with experience mostly in print design, recently focusing more on motion graphics. Ana’s role at Random42 includes designing 2D assets for production and marketing. During her spare time, she likes to play games, watch films, and read books. Ana also studies astronomy/astrophysics part-time, as that’s one of her biggest passions other than design.

Random42 Jack Murray

Jack Murray

Motion Graphic Designer

BA (Hons) Animation in Short Films
University of Creative Arts

Jack graduated from the University of Creative Arts in Farnham, where he completed his degree in Animation in Short films. Jack has worked as a Graphic Designer and Animator in past roles and is very excited to be joining the 2D team here at Random42. In his spare time, Jack enjoys gaming, cooking, cycling, and adventures.

Random42 Leonardo Cavaletti

Leonardo Cavaletti

Lead Interactive Developer

BA Computer Visualisation and Animation
Bournemouth University

As lead of the Interactive Department, Leon likes to focus on the technical side of Random42’s interactive experiences, using his broad programming knowledge to provide robust code bases and smooth releases across projects. Having previously worked in the company as a 3D artist, Leon is able to bridge the two departments and ensure quick and effective communication between artists and developers. His passion for problem-solving and robust software development lead him to develop most of the company’s pipeline as well, creating tools which are now a core part of Random42’s technical infrastructure and constantly striving to improve production workflow. In his free time he likes to take on personal projects, some of which got featured on popular outlets like the Time Magazine, the ProductHunt website and Channel Asia. He also has a keen interest in gaming culture, and enjoys regular physical exercise and weightlifting in-between long hikes immersed in nature.

Random42 David Ball

David Ball

Senior Interactive Developer

BSc (Hons) Human-Computer Systems
Edinburgh Napier University

MSc Computer Science
University of Glasgow

Since completing his Masters in Computer Science David has worked as a VR developer building interactive games and applications. Previously he worked as a web and IT consultant helping businesses adopt new technologies. He joined our interactive team to helps us create new and exciting AR and VR experiences. His hobbies include hiking, cycling, gaming and creating his own personal AR and VR projects.

Random42 Zack Bloundele

Zack Bloundele

Interactive Developer

BSc Computer Games Development – University of East London

MSc Games Development – Kingston University

In the two and a bit years since finishing his Masters in Games Development, Zack has spent his time teaching programming and developing VR games at an indie studio he co-founded. He’s since joined Random42’s interactive team to help expand the AR/VR development pipeline and create interesting interactive experiences. In his free time, Zack enjoys running, cooking and playing a variety of computer/board/card games.

Random42 Hector Crean

Hector Crean

Web Developer

BSc (Hons) Theoretical Physics
University of Edinburgh

Hector studied Theoretical Physics at the University of Edinburgh. While there, he first came across biological visualisation and simulation, attempting to create in-silico models for how cells differentiate and self-organise into complex tissue architectures. After University, Hector worked on a legal-tech project to digitise the planning permission pipeline for construction projects and then on a self-build housing system known as Wikihouse. He joined Random42 in December 2021 as a Web Developer.

Random42 Jack Pickett

Jack Pickett

Pipeline Developer/Python Developer

Jack has a varied professional background, having worked in the landscaping industry, IT industry, and now at Random42 as a developer. Using lockdown as a catalyst, Jack pursued the career he’d always wanted and taught himself how to program (primarily in Python) along with numerous other skills that he uses daily at Random42. Jack is responsible for designing, developing, and managing bespoke tools that improve the general workflow of the company. Since joining Random42, Jack has developed several tools/systems that are widely adopted and is always looking to find new ways to improve everyone’s lives/workflows with code. In his spare time, Jack loves to cook with his fiancée, nerd out about coffee/beer, and is an avid listener of Audiobooks (Mainly Fantasy/Sci-Fi).

LIAM O’ SULLIVAN

Liam O’ Sullivan

Head of I.T.

Film & English
University of Portsmouth

Liam is responsible for the planning, building and maintenance of all of the systems and data at Random42.

Random42 Benas Kazlauskas

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.

If you are interested in joining our team please visit our jobs page or contact us directly.