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Meet the Escape Studios team

They know exactly what skills and experience you'll need to kick-start your career. Best of all, they'll teach you real-world tips and tricks, as well as the latest industry software and techniques, throughout your programme of study.


Dr. Ian Palmer
Dean, Escape Studios

Dr. Ian is the Dean of Escape Studios. He is passionate about computer games and his research interests in graphics and imaging, multi-modal interfaces for computer games and intelligent game environments have meant that he has published 61 papers including his doctoral paper: REALISM: Reusable Elements for Animation using Local Integrated Simulation Model. He is also a member of the IET, IEEE Computer Society, Eurographics, ACM and SIGGRAPH. He is currently an honorary visiting fellow at the University of Bradford.

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Saint Walker
Deputy Dean, Escape Studios

Saint has been working at the interface between the animation, computer games, and visual effects industries and higher education, with a mission to produce better quality talent to feed the UK's creative industries.

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Mark Spevick
Head of 3D VFX

Alex Williams
Head of Animation

Simon Fenton
Head of Games

Andrew Brassington
Programme Director

Francesca Adams
Storyboard Artist

Plamen Ananiev
2D Animation 

Christian Avigini
Games Tutor

Adam Bennett
Motion Graphics Tutor

Amedeo Beretta
VFX and Animation Tutor 

Lee Caller
Animation Tutor

Klaudija Cermak
VFX Compositing Tutor 

Michael Davies
Programme Leader of Animation

Marc Stevenson
Animation Tutor

Clement Gharini
Cinematography Tutor

Allar Kaasik
Compositing Tutor

Jonathan McFall
Programme Leader of VFX

James Thompson
Python Tutor

Michael Morgan
Animation Tutor

Sokratis Synitos
Compositing Tutor

Philip Meredith
Programme Leader of Games

Daniel Shutt
3D Tutor

Juriaan Van Linschoten
Associate Game Art Tutor

Steven Sole
Character Design Tutor

Cenay Oekmen
3D Tutor

Edmund Brown
Motion Graphics Tutor

Jordan Wills
Game Art Tutor

Carlos Poon
3D VFX Tutor

Bob Thompson
Animation Production Tutor

Iliana Franklin
Storyboarding and Previs Tutor

The Centre for Industry Engagement Team

The Pearson College London Centre for Industry Engagement (CIE) lies at the heart of our mission to integrate the worlds of industry and academia for the mutual benefit of all our stakeholders - our students, our partners in industry and our academic community.

It aims to embody the Pearson College London mission of bridging the worlds of industry and academia for the benefit of all stakeholders in higher education. The Centre will define everything we do as a College – from designing and delivering new degree and degree apprenticeship programmes, in partnership with industry; to the creation of cutting edge research at the intersection of industry and pedagogy; to providing a forum at the heart of a FTSE100 company where leaders across industry, academia and politics can debate and discuss the key issues of the day in higher education and training.

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Technology Enhanced Learning and Learning Resources Team

The teams role is to guide and inform the College’s technology enhanced learning strategy and offer training and support to staff and students at Pearson College. Their aim is to ensure that online learning embeds best practice and looks and feels as good as possible. They also offer guidance on how to teach with technology, and have high levels of expertise in using Blackboard, custom e-learning creation and multi-media asset development.  

Meet the Technology Enchanced Learrning and Resources team