About us

Dedicated to Excellence

Fusion Animation was founded in 2010 by Simon Reid. Since then, Simon and his team have established a world-leading, high end animation studio that works with some of the biggest and most innovative names in the pharmaceutical and medical industries.

We've brought together brilliant film makers and technicians with huge experience in both communications and science. And in the process, we've won many awards, including an EMMY for Best Visual Effects on David Attenborough's First Life for the BBC, and a BAFTA for Sky 3D/IMAX's Flying Monsters.

Of course, we're happy our work has been recognised with multiple awards, but what gives us most pleasure is delivering stunning, effective films for our clients.

Meet the team:

  • Simon Reid

    Creative Director

    EMMY and BAFTA winning scientific/medical animation Director. 10+ years producing work for pharmaceutical companies as well as factual broadcast material for the BBC, Discovery Channel, National Geographic and Science Channel.

  • Vanessa Lane, PhD

    Medical Director

    Vanessa has been working in senior roles within the medical communications world for over 20 years. Having worked both in the US and UK, she also brings international experience to the team.

  • Annick Moon

    Senior Medical Writer

    PhD/post-docs in physiology with 10+ years providing communications consultancy to pharmaceutical companies from positioning and messaging to copywriting and script development. She is experienced in all major therapeutic areas.

  • Pauls Kalnenieks

    Animation Director

    Pauls is one of the industry’s leading creatives. He is renowned for stunning visuals and intricately crafted animation. He has vast experience of scientific visualisation, having worked at National Space Centre creating immersive cgi experiences for VR and planetariums.

  • Niall Earley

    Scientific Art Director

    As a qualified biomedical scientist and an experienced CG artist, Niall is in the unique position to fuse cutting edge scientific research with beautiful CG imagery. Niall's work to engage the public with scientific research has been recognised worldwide and he ensures the Fusion team creates stunning yet accurate animations.

  • Fiona Day

    Client Services Director

    Fiona has worked in the communication industry for over 15 years and in healthcare for over 10. With an Honours degree in Neuroendocrinology, she ensures each and every project is completed on time and on budget.

  • Veronika Chagonda

    Producer

    Veronika has worked in the Healthcare Industry for over 10 years, and with a wide range of experience in computer-based education she ensures that every project is up to the standard we stand for here at Fusion.

  • Ben

    2D Designer

    Ben uses his Graphic Communication and Illustration degree to add hard-working design principles to complement the scientific scripts for our 2D animations. He’s a champion of the belief that good design is versatile; it can exist anywhere. If left to his own devices, Ben would like to turn title sequences into an artform.

  • Sara Bakalchuk

    Junior Animator

    Sara is a highly qualified 3D artist and animator, who has been creating cutting edge CGI visualisations and simulations in the medical animation field since 2019. As a neuroscience major, with a masters in Medical Visualisation, Sara is highly knowledgeable in both the scientific and artistic aspects of medical animation. She utilises these skills to create both visually compelling, and scientifically accurate animations.

Testimonials

We're very proud of the positive feedback we get from our clients. Here's what some of them have to say about us.