Meet your tutors

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 joined Escape Studios in 2015 to lead the development of their degrees in VFX, animation and games. Working with professionals at the top of their field and current and recent students, he has developed and tested new approaches to supporting learning in this area, sharing the practice both internally and externally through invited presentations and papers. Read full profile

Mark Spevick
Head of 3D VFX

Davi Stein
Head of 2D VFX

Simon Fenton
Head of Games

Alex Williams
Head of Animation

Thiago Maia
Head of Motion Graphics

Francesca Adams
Storyboard Artist

Christian Avigini
Games Tutor

Amedeo Beretta
VFX Tutor 

Andrew Brassington
Programme Director

Michael Davies
Animation Tutor

Clement Gharini
Cinematography Tutor

Allar Kaasik
Compositing Tutor

Jonathan McFall
3D Tutor

Bob Thompson
Animation Production Tutor

Gideon Corby
VFX Tutor (part-time courses) 

Philip Meredith
Games Art Tutor

James Thompson
Python Tutor

Cenay Oekmen
3D Tutor

Vincent Woodcock
Animator Tutor

Daniel Shutt
3D Tutor

Klaudija Cermak
VFX Compositing Tutor 

Centre for Industry Engagement Team

Ben Hughes
CIE Director, Vice Principal and Law Tutor

Frances Trought
Deputy Vice Principal, Talent Development

Andy Ware
Director, Strategic Partnerships

Andrew Brassington
Programme Director

Paul Evans
Degree Apprenticeship Lead

Anita Gribble
Industry Engagement

Nathalie Peach
Business School Tutor

Rachel Ruff

Rachel Ruff
Alumni Relations Manager

Technology Enhanced Learning and Learning Resources Team

Jade Mountain
Head of Digital Content Delivery 

Danny O'Connor

Danny O'Connor 
E-Learning Consultant


Jasvinder Sahota 
Multi-media Officer 

Chris Wares
Head of Library Services