Lysander Ashton is a Director of 59 Productions and has been the creative lead on numerous productions for the company. He has worked across a broad range of disciplines, from design for the stage, to exhibitions and large-scale events to intimate single-user VR experiences.
Rebecca is Head of Producing at 59 Productions. As well as producing a variety of different scale projects for the company, she also manages the wider producing team. Her particular interests lie in producing awe-inspiring experiences that are accessible to all.
Nick is the Head of Video at 59 Productions. A Senior Designer with a background in animation and design for stage, they also manage the video team facilitating and scheduling the broad range of projects that require visual design at 59, from theatre, exhibitions, performances, VR and live events.
Liam Daly is a Video Programmer at 59 Productions. His role encompasses pre-visualisation to assist designers and directors in making creative decisions and in the programming of projects, both in advance and on-site. Liam’s particular skills lie in the media server software Disguise and generative content workflows.
Jason is a Senior Video Designer at 59 Productions. His role involves conceptualising, developing, designing, and creating content for a variety of 59’s projects including theatre, events and exhibitions. Jason is also responsible for leading and art directing teams of animators and designers.
Operations and Producing Assistant (Parental Leave)
Tayla is the Operations and Producing Assistant, liaising with all departments, she assists the Head of Finance and Operations to support the team at 59 Productions and facilitate the smooth running of the studio.
Emma is the Operations and Producing Assistant at 59 and works with all departments to ensure the smooth running of the studio as well as project work. Her interests lie in sustainability, inclusivity and pushing the boundaries of what art can be and do. Prior to 59 she has worked in the independent theatre sector both as a freelancer producer and performer as well as graduating with a Masters in Theatre from the University of Chichester.
Felix is a Designer at 59 Productions involved in projects from concept through to production. His experience includes working in VR, theatre & performance, exhibition design and video artworks. He is particularly interested in the manipulation of moving image across physical space and experimentation with visual tools to shape narratives.
Mark is the Co-Founder and Executive Chair of 59 Productions. As well as working with the board and executive team to help the company grow and develop, Mark is also a Project Director and writer, working in a range of disciplines. His particular areas of interest lie in conceptual development and finding new ways of telling stories in 3d space.
Becki is COO of 59 Productions. She has a track record working as a Joint-CEO, Executive, Producer and arts finance specialist collaborating with artists and creative businesses to develop pioneering global programmes and create resilient business and finance models for their work. She’s largely worked in installation, placemaking, performance in public space, and interaction design and many of her partnerships have been cross-sector and placing art in other industries.
Sarah is a Technical Design Assistant at 59 Productions, working across a range of projects supporting the team with specification and pre-visualisation. She has a background in research and development, as well as lighting and video design.
Anna is an Associate Producer at 59 Productions, her role encompasses a wide variety of producing responsibilities for the company and involves both leading on projects and acting as an associate to the senior producing team.
Teya is a Producer at 59 Productions, collaborating with 59’s creative and technical departments to drive the company’s projects forward. Prior to 59, Teya worked in theatre and events for over ten years, and is passionate about the positive effects of diversifying arts engagement and participation.
Jenny is Head of Architecture and Director on the Board at 59 Productions. She is an Architect who has specialised in narratively led design for the stage and who established the architectural department at 59 in 2016 – building upon the company’s theatrical background to establish a form of architectural expression which is fundamentally narratively led.
Robyn is the Head of Finance and Operations at 59 Productions. She works across financial planning/ management, people and operations. Prior to 59, Robyn worked with a variety of organisations in theatre and dance.
Asha Pandit is an Architectural Designer at 59 Productions. Asha’s work within the architecture team centres around 3D design for live performances and exhibitions. Most recently Asha has been developing designs for large-scale events across the UK. Alongside Architectural design, Asha has a wider passion for 3D design and model-making.
Ben joined 59 Productions in 2011, and has been the creative lead on numerous productions for the company. Also a Lighting Designer, Ben has lit or designed projections for Theatre, Opera, and Architectural projects around the world. Ben works from 59’s US Studio in New York City.
Lorna is a graduate of Edinburgh College of Art, having gained a First Class Graphic Design BA in 2018. Her work features virtual environments, moving image, 3D artwork and interactive applications, often using narrative to explore the relationship between technology and society.
Before joining 59 she participated in Open Set, a design-research programme in the Netherlands, as well as working as a designer, animator and writer, including freelance roles as creative and editorial producer at Intern Magazine and editorial assistant at It’s Nice That.
Simran is an Assistant Video Designer at 59. She is involved in all stages of the design process from the development of creative concepts all through to productions. Her interests include tactile and analogue drawing techniques and using art to provoke cultural dialogue.
Hannah is an architectural designer at 59 Productions. Her work within the company ranges from the design of auditoriums to creations for exhibitions, theatre, dance and virtual reality. Hannah has great interest in narrative-led projects, which use physical space to convey unique stories to a wide and inclusive audience.
Nicol is a Senior Video Designer at 59 Productions. His role involves developing, designing, and creating visual content for 59’s flagship projects as well as leading and art directing teams of animators.
Dayoung is an Art Director at 59 Productions. Since joining 59, she has been developing exciting new designs for large-scale events across the UK and is currently planning future shows around the world. She brings extensive experience in urban design, architecture, interior design, and product design, and has worked for leading design firms in Berlin, Seoul, and NYC.
Richard Slaney is the CEO of 59 Productions, leading the company and working as a Project Director or Executive Producer for larger scale works. Richard has a strong interest in giving audiences new perspectives on music, and much of his work for 59 Productions has focused on this area.
Kate Stanley is the Strategic Planning Manager of 59 Productions. She leads on planning for all projects across the studio, facilitating the creative process while managing the resource schedule for the design department and the freelance design teams. In addition to this, and building on her background in theatre, Kate works as a Video Line Producer on a number of projects in the studio.
Matthew is a video designer at 59 Productions whose work involves conceptualising and creating visual content for theatre, events and exhibitions. He has a particular interest in 3D animation and building workflows to deliver narratives around unique spacial canvases.
Leo is the Founder and Creative Director of 59 Productions. As well as leading and directing many of 59’s flagship projects across the world he also oversees the work of the studio on behalf of the board, helping to steer the inter-disciplinary design and technical collaboration that is the hallmark of 59’s creative offering.
Richard is a Technical Assistant at 59 Productions has worked across a wide range of 59’s projects from planning to delivery. He has experience working as a freelance Stage Manager and Production Manager and his particular interest in projection and video came from producing work at Leeds Light Night in 2017 and 2018.
Tom is a Senior Designer at 59 Productions, a role that involves conceiving, developing and delivering ideas and content for exhibitions, performances, VR and live events. Tom uses his work and artistic practice to explore how technology can create new ways of imparting meaning to an audience.
Matt Wreglesworth is an architectural designer at 59 Productions. As a member of the architecture team, Matt’s work mainly centres around 3D design for exhibitions and performances. He is especially interested in creating narrative environments and blurring the boundaries of physical and digital space.