Meet the Team

Meet the wonderful people that make up the team at Coatsink.

Meet the team!

 

Find out a bit more about the wonderful team at Coatsink below. If you’d like to join us then check out our career page now. We’re always on the look out for talented people to join us!

SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM

Tom Beardsmore

Tom Beardsmore

VP of Business & Strategy at The Thunderful Group

Eddie Beardsmore

Eddie Beardsmore

VP of Studios at The Thunderful Group

Sue Smith

Sue Smith

Director of People & Culture at The Thunderful Group

Richard Snowdon

Richard Snowdon

Head of Studio

Emma Blenkinsop

Emma Blenkinsop

Administration Manager

Claire Hopkins

Claire Hopkins

HR Manager

Naaila Clements

Naaila Clements

Head of Publishing

Jade Lockey

Jade Lockey

Senior Producer

PRODUCTION

Nick Taylor

Nick Taylor

Producer

Loryn Davison

Loryn Davison

Producer

Rachel Robertson

Rachel Robertson

Junior Producer

Adam Dickinson

Adam Dickinson

QA Manager

Fiona Nichols

Fiona Nichols

QA Tester

Pedro Ribeiro Menk Nicoletti

Pedro Ribeiro Menk Nicoletti

QA Tester

Nate Conlon

Nate Conlon

Junior QA Tester

Chelsea Toms

Chelsea Toms

Junior QA Tester

Matthew Kell

Matthew Kell

Junior QA Tester

Ross Mitchell

Ross Mitchell

Junior QA Tester

David Archibald

David Archibald

Junior QA Tester

Ellie Matthews

Ellie Matthews

QA Tester

Rebecca Wilson

Rebecca Wilson

Junior QA Tester

Cam Plummer

Cam Plummer

Junior QA Tester

Holly Grant

Holly Grant

Junior QA Tester

PROGRAMMING

Simon Launder

Simon Launder

Chief Engineer

 

Jimmy Whitemore

Jimmy Whitemore

Chief Technical Officer

 

Tom Elliott

Tom Elliott

Head of Programming

Joe Robson

Joe Robson

Senior Programmer

 

Matt Hubery

Matt Hubery

Senior Programmer

 

Ross Furmidge

Ross Furmidge

Senior Programmer

 

Matt Lacey

Matt Lacey

Senior Programmer

 

Calum Haigh

Calum Haigh

Senior Programmer

 

Marty Green

Marty Green

Senior Programmer

 

Max Charnock

Max Charnock

Senior Programmer

Ewan Gibson

Ewan Gibson

Programmer

 

Jake Rowe

Jake Rowe

Senior Programmer

Preston Phillips

Preston Phillips

Senior Programmer

Owain Bolt

Owain Bolt

Programmer

Robert Jones

Robert Jones

Senior Programmer

Ricardo Zaideman Charf

Ricardo Zaideman Charf

Programmer

Chris Kirkham

Chris Kirkham

Programmer

Chris Walters

Chris Walters

Senior Programmer

Josh Beech

Josh Beech

Programmer

 

Berkem Cinar

Berkem Cinar

Programmer

Daniel Cole

Daniel Cole

Programmer

Gary Thornton

Gary Thornton

Senior Network Programmer

Max De Sutter

Max De Sutter

Programmer

Rival Brear

Rival Brear

Programmer

John Peart

John Peart

Programmer

Joshua Stevenson

Joshua Stevenson

Programmer

Lee Hobbs

Lee Hobbs

SQL Programmer

ART

Matt Daroczy

Matt Daroczy

Chief Creative Officer

 

Bryn Morrison-Elliott

Bryn Morrison-Elliott

Head of Art

Gareth Davies

Gareth Davies

Senior Concept Artist

Amanda Cheng

Amanda Cheng

Senior 3D Artist

Sam Ponsonby

Sam Ponsonby

3D Artist

 

Jacob Mould

Jacob Mould

Senior 3D Artist

Michael Ching

Michael Ching

Senior 3D Artist

Akira Yashiki

Akira Yashiki

Character Artist

Beth Freckleton

Beth Freckleton

3D Artist

 

Paula Sanchis Oviedo

Paula Sanchis Oviedo

Senior 3D Artist

Clarisse Magand

Clarisse Magand

Concept Artist

Peter Taschner

Peter Taschner

Technical Artist

Aaran Burnett

Aaran Burnett

VFX Artist

Jose Gonzalez Rodriguez

Jose Gonzalez Rodriguez

Character Artist

Alberto Prieto de la Iglesia

Alberto Prieto de la Iglesia

Senior Technical Artist

Adam Birch

Adam Birch

UI/UX Artist

Steinar Hølland

Steinar Hølland

Junior VFX Artist

Rachel Brodie

Rachel Brodie

Junior 3D Artist

Michael Kirby

Michael Kirby

Junior UI/UX Artist

DESIGN

Paul Crabb

Paul Crabb

Chief Design Officer & Co-Founder

Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson

Design Manager

Jon Davies

Jon Davies

Head of Narrative

Kat Davis

Kat Davis

Senior Designer

Fabiene MacMillan

Fabiene MacMillan

Senior Designer

Jorden Hildrew

Jorden Hildrew

Senior Designer

Trent Davies

Trent Davies

Senior Designer

Luke "Flint" Wintflint

Luke "Flint" Wintflint

Senior Designer

Adam James

Adam James

Designer

Adam Carter-Groves

Adam Carter-Groves

Designer

Kamil Bazydlo

Kamil Bazydlo

Junior Designer

Sam Hall

Sam Hall

Designer

Stephen "Archie" Archibald

Stephen "Archie" Archibald

Junior Designer

ANIMATION

Emma Hollingsworth

Emma Hollingsworth

Head of Animation

Ben Ayling

Ben Ayling

Senior Animator

Lewis Hill

Lewis Hill

Animator

 

Richard Whitemore

Richard Whitemore

Senior Animator

Ina Stokland

Ina Stokland

Junior Animator

Luke Coleman

Luke Coleman

Junior Animator

AUDIO

Simon James

Simon James

Head of Audio

Niall Coates

Niall Coates

Sound Designer

BUSINESS SUPPORT

Martin Evlogiev

Martin Evlogiev

IT Manager

Brandon Lee

Brandon Lee

IT Assistant

PUBLISHING

Jack Sanderson

Jack Sanderson

PR & Events Manager

 

Ray Willmott

Ray Willmott

Senior Social Media & Community Manager

Helen Morris

Helen Morris

Social Media & Community Manager

Kal Holmes

Kal Holmes

Creative Services Manager

Jan Swidan

Jan Swidan

Marketing Graphic Designer

FREELANCE CONTRIBUTORS

Vince Webb

Vince Webb

Composer

 

Jack Hookham

Jack Hookham

Programmer

Giannis Chourdakis

Giannis Chourdakis

Programmer

Rob Canciello

Rob Canciello

Designer

Nikolaj de Haan Mikkelsen

Nikolaj de Haan Mikkelsen

Sound Designer

Tyler Schatz

Tyler Schatz

Concept Artist

We are transparent and honest

  • We communicate clearly and openly, ensuring the right people have the right information, at the right time, so they can do a great job.
  • We share our knowledge with colleagues and partnerships generously.
  • We make decisions and act in the interests of the wider team.
  • We are straightforward and do what we say we will do.
  • We take responsibility for our actions.
  • We address problems, issues and mistakes.

We are respectful, kind and inclusive.

  • We support and encourage one another in our work, particularly when we are discouraged or lacking confidence.
  • We are kind to one another and help each other to develop resilience.
  • We acknowledge and respect that we are all different, with our own perspectives.
  • We are self-aware and regularly reflect on how we affect others.
  • We create opportunities to raise awareness of minority groups in our work.

We are passionate about what we do

  • We are enthusiastic about our games.
  • We contribute the best of our skills and knowledge every day.
  • We aim to be the best at what we do.
  • We have fun while we work.

We collaborate as one team

  • We seek and consider advice from colleagues with specialist knowledge.
  • We consider the needs of the wider team in our actions and decision making.
  • We recognise and appreciate each other’s priorities.We protect each other’s wellbeing.
  • We build two-way trust and camaraderie across disciplines, empowering everyone to express suggestions and concerns.
  • We contribute to regular reflective/retrospective meetings and empower each other to deliver solutions to problems.

We strive to achieve the highest quality

  • We set our own challenging but realistic aims.
  • We manage partner expectations.
  • We rigorously test everything we do.
  • We encourage each other to address quality concerns.
  • We are detail orientated when needed.

We are confident and ambitious

  • We take the initiative.
  • We face difficult situations head on.

We encourage and celebrate creativity

  • We are open minded.
  • We can take calculated risks.
  • We are prepared to learn from our mistakes as part of our learning and creativity.
  • We are curious and experimental.
  • We nurture new ideas, building in time to our working lives to explore and create new concepts.

We are knowledgeable

  • We take opportunities to increase our knowledge and hone our specialist skills.
  • We take opportunities to understand the wider organisation.
  • We know and understand our partners in detail.
  • We are inquisitive & ask questions.
  • We seek, reflect and learn from colleague feedback.
  • We are willing to share knowledge and best practice.
  • We understand our own limits and when to ask for help.
  • We learn from our mistakes.

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