MEET GAM

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An award winning, talented and experienced team

Our GAMinites are award winning, creative, diverse, friendly and open minded team of animators, consultants, illustrators and designers passionate about animating the art of science and technology. We embrace the crazy, turn it upside down, get creative and deliver the sublime.

Christopher Kennedy
Managing Director

Meet our leader, boss, head honcho, the “special” one, Chris. Take a modest handful of intelligence, mix it with entrepreneurial spirit, throw in hardwork & determination, add a splash of humour and just a dash (or two) of crazy and you will start to understand the man that began this company! A successful passionate old school businessman with a digital touch, Chris lives, loves and works with strict values. His word is his bond, he always gives his best, never gives up, is transparent and strongly believes in collaboration and mutually beneficial relationships. These values have also helped him achieve sporting honours in a number of disciplines, which he would be very happy to talk about! His phone and door are always open to help, support and provide guidance to friends, clients (old and new) and of course his ever growing team of GAMinites! Fun fact, Get Animated Medical is Chris’s second venture after successfully selling his first in 2017.

Claudio Sa
Creative Director

Claudio is a real mixture – amusing but diligent, good fun but with an amazing work ethic. Super reliable with a passion for delivering work of exceptional quality on time – he keeps his promises. These qualities, and his creativity, have made him one of the most awarded animation directors of his generation – his work has been shown in more than 100 international film festivals, including Cannes, Annecy and AnimaMundi. We won’t list all his achievements as his head would no longer fit in the studio. Not surprisingly one of his hobbies is animation, but he also loves football and food (but not at the same time).

Joao Jacinto
Director of Animation

João Jacinto hardworking, dedicated and passionate, but also the joker of our pack. A zen master of 3D animation, VR/AR modelling, texturing and rendering, he has worked for a number of international visual effects companies and prestigious brands like Gillette and UEFA. His experience is a huge asset on any project involving gaming, VR/AR, visual effects, publicity, general animation and medical animation. When not working he gets extra screen time by playing video games. In real life he likes crossfit, 3D sculpting and printing as well as playing the electric guitar and bass. He dreams that one day he’ll become a great artist and leave his mark on the world (watch this space).

Darren Appleby
Client Services Director

Darren is a likeable Geordie – honest, personable, approachable and intelligent. He has been working with web technologies and digital content since the internet was in its infancy. He has been helping define pragmatic marketing solutions for life science organisations since 2011, has a keen eye for detail, loves art and photography and is a self-confessed golf anorak. He also plays the guitar and has delusions of retiring by writing, producing and performing a Christmas No 1 (roll over Slade!).

Sonia Chaibi
Associate Director

Sonia is a highly professional, engaging and energetic healthcare multi-stakeholder engagement specialist that has been in the industry for over a decade. She brings with her a wealth of experience in behavioural and language research and has worked in a wide range of therapy areas, from oncology, cardiology, metabolic and respiratory diseases to chronic diseases such as diabetes. Sonia is passionate about developing patient-centric solutions and improving outcomes for both HCPs and patients. Fun facts, Sonia is also fluent in 5 languages and has written subtitles for many Star Trek Enterprise episodes! “Beam me up, Scotty!”

Tatiana Duarte
Lead Senior Designer

Tatiana is feisty, creative and caring – she provides a never-ending supply of great ideas and will not rest until your project has been transformed into something truly extraordinary. Her mastery of drawing, painting and photography is awesome. If she can’t visualise it then it’s probably not worth illustrating in the first place! She likes going to the gym, walking her dog Vénus, reading adventure books and watching lots of movies. Asked to supply a weird fact about herself she replied that “my two nephews are aged 8 and 5…they are now taller than me!”…funny too!

Catherine Hollyoak
Lead Software Developer

Outgoing, bubbly and positive, Catherine is a uniquely talented software developer who has spent the last 12 years designing, developing and delivering digital solutions for the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare industries. Catherine has unwavering passion for excellence – she gets really upset when creative projects do not meet the highest professional standards. Yes, she’s a perfectionist! One of her hobbies is coding but she also loves taking exercise, swimming and clay pigeon shooting (make a note of that, Matt). For fun she has learnt to fly light aircraft and is scary-quick in a go-cart.

Rui d’Orey
Senior VR/AR Developer

A creative solution finder and a problem solver whose ideas make good projects great, Rui is passionate about all things 3D / VR / AR with experience using Unity/Unreal3D, Unreal and WebGL / WebVR ( three.js, React ). He’s developed award winning VR applications, produced VR & AR simulators for large brands and mastered Java, Javascript C, C#, C++, R, Prolog, Haskell, Ocaml, PHP, Python, Threejs, A-frame Unreal, Unity/Unreal3D, D3, jQuery, Bootstrap, R libraries, SASS – OMG! His particular passions are playing and developing videogames, as well as working on micro projects. For relaxation he enjoys reading, swimming and travelling. He’s also the vegan member of our team.

GAM pets
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We are all animal lovers and find their quirky ways constantly inspire us with fresh ideas. Some of the best animated films of all time feature lovable creatures great and small so we’re not embarrassed to admit we have a soft spot for our furry friends!

Join Us at
Get Animated Medical

If you’d like to join a highly creative bunch of professionals who are extremely experienced in helping healthcare brands wow stakeholders with impressive visual stories then get in touch – our team is growing fast.

You’ll find yourself welcomed into an environment that encourages innovative endeavour and celebrates creative freedom. We’re passionate about our work, strive to achieve the highest possible standards, encourage everyone to develop their full potential and celebrate success…but don’t take ourselves too seriously.

If you like a bit of fun, and have not had a personality bypass, then send your CV, demo & portfolio including specific details of your exact contribution to each project to careers@getanimated.uk.com