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 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 for UG 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

Kevin Nally
Game Art Tutor

Carlos Poon
3D VFX Tutor

Bob Thompson
Animation Production Tutor

Iliana Franklin
Storyboarding and Previs Tutor