Our Studio is a dedicated team of artists, designers, illustrators and producers. Together, we’re proud to collaborate with architects and property developers around the world, bringing their ideas to life in 3D.

As a collective committed solely to visualising buildings and spaces, we’re true industry specialists – we understand the technical nuances, project processes and journey touchpoints required to transform an architect’s vision into something commercially viable.

Since switching on our PCs in 2009, we’ve become an essential part of each client’s design process. We’ve helped to gain planning permission, earn funding, win tenders and market developments. Success that’s meant as much to us as them.

Because, while we love creating stunning designs in the digital realm, we love seeing them in the real world even more.

Sam Crothers

Managing Director

Sam has worked in design, marketing and visualisation for 17 years. In this time, she’s spearheaded award-winning projects for PFI, planning and marketing purposes, across a spectrum of sectors: retail, leisure, residential, commercial, regeneration and education.

Since setting up Our Studio in 2009, Sam has ensured that everything is in place to deliver every project to the highest standards, on time and on budget.

Nick Harrison

Creative Director

Nick set up Our Studio with Sam in 2009, but has been a lead visualisation artist for over 14 years. He’s worked on high profile projects such as the Olympics 2012 masterplan, Dubai Festival City, The World development in Dubai, No 1 Spinningfields and St John’s Masterplan in Manchester as well as The Avenues in Kuwait.

With an in-depth understanding of architecture and the design process, Nick liaises directly with the architects to ensure design information is interpreted correctly throughout the project.


James Brown

Production Manager

James joined Our Studio seven years ago as a Senior Designer. Since then, his ever-evolving technical knowledge has led to him overseeing all of our projects, for names such The Avenues in Kuwait, Christophe Harbour in St Kitts and St John’s Masterplan.

With a keen interest in composition and experimental film techniques, and a mastery of editing and post-production, James manages the delivery of many of our animation projects.

Alex Farrell

Senior 3D Artist & Animator

Since owning a ZX Spectrum in his formative years, Alex knew he’d work with computers. But it was while studying Computer Games Design that he developed a passion for animation.

Alex sees 3D Studio Max as his film set, somewhere to create a story and be responsible for lighting, cameras and special effects. While his passion for photography results in CGIs built upon the discipline’s compositional principles.


Lucy Devane

Project Manager

Lucy is our dynamic and creative Project Manager. She came from Space-2, where she spent four years as their location and regional co-ordinator.

Having studied Fine Art and Sculpture at Manchester Metropolitan University, Lucy offers a unique insight into the creative industries which, combined with excellent client management and communication skills, ensures every project is delivered smoothly and successfully.

Owen Mason

3D Artist

Owen joined us fresh out of university with a degree in Product Design. Impressed by his keen eye for detail and passion for 3D, we’ve seen Owen go from strength to strength as he demonstrates a hunger to learn and true natural talent.

Owen’s attention to detail and artist’s eye are both evident in the interior CGI he has created for Hotel Indigo.

Andrzej Szaszkiewicz

3D Artist

It was watching Final Fantasy in 2001 that spurred Andrzej to teach himself English and move to the UK to pursue a career in 3D. After graduating with distinction in 3D Modelling & Animation at Manchester’s College of Arts and Technology, Andrzej has now worked in 3D visualisation for ten years.

Andrzej is always looking into new software and ways to improve production efficiency, with a particular passion for 3D modelling.

Dan Zammit

3D Artist

Dan’s degree in Architectural Visualisation at the University of Bournemouth resulted in a full-time position as a Junior Artist at The Neighbourhood. Impressed by his work, we welcomed him to Our Studio two and half years later in 2018.

Dan has a keen passion VR and sees it as a new digital challenge and powerful tool for 3D visualisation. He enjoys how it allows him to engage with architecture beyond the physical constraints of the real world.