Studio taps industry veteran’s creative and technical expertise to further their advancements in innovation and invention.
Recently launched creative collective and technology studio Preymaker has welcomed Ruben Vandebroek to its growing team. Utilizing an advanced custom cloud-based platform created in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS), the collective innovates and creates content for leading brands. VFX artist Vandebroek brings with him a wealth of experience in combining creative vision and technical expertise in CGI and emerging technology. He will lead the studio’s work on cutting edge visual effects to helping nurture and advance the studio’s culture of innovation and invention.
“Ruben is brilliant, he is innovative, technical and highly creative,” commented 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,” shared Vandebroek. “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 has spent the last 13 years at The Mill New York, most recently as head of 3D. There 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 has collaborated with directors Matthijs Van Heijningen; Rupert Sanders; Nicolai Fuglsig; Peter Thwaites; and Johnny Green. In addition, he has worked on a 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).