After a successful career in sales and marketing for GlaxoSmithKline, Jolyon moved to Procter and Gamble. His success driving a diverse range of leading household brands ultimately led him to the role of Market Strategy and Planning Manager for the Personal Healthcare division, owning such brands as Vicks and launching Thermacare. He also acted in the high profile public-facing role of Procter and Gamble’s Trade Marketing Manager during the UK launch of Pringles and Sunny Delight. With extensive expertise to bring to other organisations, Jolyon co-founded Box Bear and has been responsible for driving its expanding presence in the media communications sector. Finding solutions where none were present.
Daniel joined the Box Bear team in 2017 to head up the Pharmaceuticals Team, following a 17 year career in the life sciences industry. This included 7 years as a Brand Manager for companies such as Pfizer, Boehringer-Ingelheim and Bristol-Myers Squibb, and 10 years in medical education, advertising and PR agencies. Daniel brings expertise and insight into communicating complex medical messages in a simple and impactful way. Passionate about renewable energy, and if not out training for triathlons, Daniel can often be found blowing a referee’s whistle on the rugby pitch.
Ashley is a graduate from the University of Hertfordshire with a degree in 2D animation and brings 5 years of experience in commercial 2D animation and illustration to the Box Bear studio. Ash has previously worked in the technology sector as the lead artist for large-scale projects with Vodafone and Crossrail. Ashley is our lead illustrator and 2D animator and also oversees management of our apprentice video editor and green-screen production technician Ben Wilson. Ashley loves to drink coffee and is never more than 5cm away from his sketch pad and pencil.
Rebecca Churches joined Box Bear in 2017 as our lead 3D animator and problem-solver. Bexs brings significant experience of working commercially as a 3D artist and modeller, having previously worked at Leonardo Helicopters. Rebecca also has development skills in AR using Zappworks, and game-engine programming with Unity. Prior to her work in animation, Bex was a combat medical technician for the British Army, and graduated from Plymouth Art College in computer game design. Rebecca is also a keen footballer and qualified snowboard instructor.
Ben has joined Box Bear as a trainee graphics designer and video editor, with a focus on green screen production. With A* A-levels in Graphic Design and Computer Technology, Ben already starts with a high level of industry-relevant skills. He enjoys jumping in at the deep end and on his first day was working on a filming session at Elstree Studios! Ben is a tea-drinking connoisseur and will work under the supervision of 2D artist Ashley Loveridge.
Justin has worked in the IT sector for over 25 years, in health, retail and government. With both design and technical skills, he has worked with many household names providing staff training/information systems, customer information/order kiosks, and B2B and B2C websites. Initially working as a user interface designer, over the years Justin has added Information Architecture and project management to his skill set. As well as working for GSK, Marks and Spencer, IBM, Sainsburys and Toyota, Justin has provided consultancy on public access projects to the Cabinet Office, the Victoria State Government (Australia) and the Hong Kong Government.
Jordan is a graduate from Southampton Solent University with a degree in animation and special effects, and brings 2 years experience of commercial video editing and motion graphic design to the Box Bear studio. At Box Bear, Jordan works in our green screen production unit, where his experience of working on the special effects team for the film “Kill Command” will be extremely useful. Jordan is a keen gamer, video games tester and also plays the steel drums, having performed for the Queen at Buckingham Palace during the Diamond Jubilee.
Denisa is a graduate from Kingston University with a degree in Illustration and Animation and brings fine art to the Box Bear studio. Having worked as an animator and special effects designer for Penguin Random House and Royal Opera House and with a love of traditional animation and sketching, as our Intern, Denisa will work across all areas of the business developing her skills. Denisa speaks 4 European languages and even when not working is always sketching and drawing what she sees.