Preymaker, the creative and technology studio that was launched last autumn by industry leaders Angus Kneale, Melanie Wickham and Verity Grantham, welcomes multiple award winner Ruben Vandebroek to its growing team. One of the industry's most acclaimed VFX artists, Ruben has frequently collaborated with the industry's top talents. He brings a wealth of experience and a winning combination of creative vision and technical expertise in CGI and emerging technology. Ruben will be a leading creative and technical force at Preymaker with a wide remit, from working on cutting edge visual effects to helping nurture and advance Preymaker's culture of uncompromising innovation and invention.
"Ruben is brilliant, he is innovative, technical and highly creative," said Preymaker chief creative, Angus Kneale. "He steps back and looks at the whole idea, rather than just solving what he's asked to solve. He is a practical, lateral thinker with the ability to simplify complex problems. What he does is unparalleled in our industry and we couldn't be happier to have him on our team."
"I have had a longstanding working relationship with Angus as well as many other team members at Preymaker," Ruben said. "I'm excited to be part of a pioneering new company where talented people collaborate and create absolutely amazing work. I'll be able to help build a company that can withstand the swift changes in our industry not only by taking advantage of the cloud-based model but also by investing and implementing the latest techniques out there."
Vandebroek spent the last 13 years at The Mill New York, most recently as head of 3D, where he helped create high-profile work for brands including Nike, PlayStation and Johnnie Walker, and collaborated on projects with artists such as Daft Punk and Beyonce. He counts directors Matthijs van Heijningen, Rupert Sanders, Nicolai Fuglsig, Peter Thwaites and Johnny Green among his many collaborators. He has worked on a wide range of award-winning projects including Monster.com 'Opportunity Roars' (a CLIO Silver, AICE and Webby Award winner), the OFFF Festival titles (a Cannes Gold Lion winner), Range Rover 'Accelerator' (a British Arrow winner) and Nike 'Hypervenom' (winner of Ciclope GOLD).