Animex speakers

Animex speakers and contributors are added to this page as they are confirmed.

Ron Ashtiani

Atomhawk Design

Georg Backer

A Brave Plan Ltd

David Barton

Senior Producer , Cubic Motion

Leanne Bayley

Game Developer , Super Glyph Quest

Matt Brooker aka D'Israeli

Artist , 2000AD + Freelance

James Brown

Developer , Boneloaf

Michael Brown

Developer , Boneloaf

Laurie Brugger

Head of Rigging , Framestore

Simon Carr

VFX Supervisor , Method Studios

Steven Caulkin

Head of Research , Cubic Motion

Sophie Charlton

Recruiter , Double Negative

Jennifer Clixby

Senior Producer at Lionhead

Phil Co

Level Designer , Valve

David Delve

ILM London

Mike Farrell

Global recruiter , MPC

Greg Fisher

Animation Supervisor , MPC

Richard Franke

Founder/Creative Director , Magic Notion Ltd.

Sid Harrington-Odedra

CG Lead , The Mill

Ed Hooks

Acting Instructor and Author

Wyeth Johnson

Lead technical artist , Epic

Gabrielle Kent

Animex festival director , Teesside University

Thomas Knight

Talent co-ordinator , Mill London

Stafford Lawrence

Animation Supervisor , Double Negative

Tula Lotay


Ian McClellan

Marketing Director , MMC Creative

Barry Meade

Commercial Director and Co-Founder , FireproofGames

Ryuta Minami

Professor of English , Shirayuri College, Japan

Michael Molcher

Publicity Manager , 2000 AD

Stephen Murray

Animex Exhibition curator , Teesside University

Gary Napper

Game director , Supermassive Games

Dave Paget

Concept artist and games lecturer , Teesside University

Zach Parrish

Head of Animation , Walt Disney Animation Studios

Peter Pashley

Tech Director , ustwo Games

Kitty Powers

Creative Consultant , Magic Notion Ltd.

Anna Russell

Recruitment & Talent Development Manager , Framestore

Harumo Sanazaki

Manga Artist

Mark Shapiro


Satish Shewhorak

Co-host , Animex Game

Shaun Spalding

Indie Developer / Community Manager , YoYo Games

Nathan Stapley

Lead artist , Double Fine

Nicole Stark

Independent Game Developer

Alessandro Taini

Art Director , Ninja Theory

Alex Trowers

Game Designer

Andrew Walsh

Writer, Director

Marv Wolfman


Ken Wong

Lead Designer , Ustwo

Chris Wyatt

Animex AVFX , Teesside University

Yukari Yoshihara

Associate Professor , University of Tsukuba, Japan

Jim Zubkavich

Freelance Writer/Animation Instructor

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