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General

Dr Ben Guy

Chief Executive Officer

Dr Ben Guy established Urban Circus more than a decade ago. His passion is building creative and collaborative cultures. He uses visual tools like digital 3D to build intuitive workflows to ensure shared understanding across stakeholders in real-time.

Ben has a PhD in design-based planning systems and a degree in physics and psychology – and he can eat fire.

Dr Ben Guy

Dr Ben Guy

Chief Executive Officer

Dr Ben Guy established Urban Circus more than a decade ago. His passion is building creative and collaborative cultures. He uses visual tools like digital 3D to build intuitive workflows to ensure shared understanding across stakeholders in real-time.

Ben has a PhD in design-based planning systems and a degree in physics and psychology – and he can eat fire.

Chief Executive Officer

Dr Ben Guy established Urban Circus more than a decade ago. His passion is building creative and collaborative cultures. He uses visual tools like digital 3D to build intuitive workflows to ensure shared understanding across stakeholders in real-time. Ben has a PhD in design-based planning systems and a degree in physics and psychology &#...
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Alan Rees

General Manager

Melinda Blight

Office Manager, Brisbane

Adrian Pienko

ICT Support Officer

Miriam Beuthien

Sales Support

Sol Guy

ICT Officer

Projects

Dan Cain

Senior Manager

Jennifer Torrance

Manager

Calum Prasser

Project Manager

Production

Patrick Gavin

Production Manager

Patrick leads our Production Team which includes 3D Modellers and animators who can work with precision data sets to manage and create industry-leading digital environments for publication to real time platforms or rendering. We also have video and visual artists who design modern and engaging visual stories across motion graphics, supers and editing. The production team includes technical experts who continuously develop and improve our technology

What is your role?

I manage a highly responsive team working on multiple infrastructure projects across Australia. I also ensure I spend time with our client solutions team to ensure we are meeting our deadlines and quality specifications – we want to ensure our clients are happy with the overall delivery.

What is the most interesting project you’ve worked on at Urban Circus?

The State Library project. It’s one of the most majestic buildings in the city and we delivered multiple high-resolution images and a video output to support the State Library with a philanthropic project refurbishment for 2020.  Daniel Andrews called it the best before and after video he’s ever seen – it doesn’t get better than that.

What are you most proud of during your time at Urban Circus?

I’m proud of the scope of the vision of the company, that we are changing the world through our technology, working to make this city better and, in the longer term, cities around the world. Internally I’m working hard to continually upskill and develop the team. I’m pretty happy with the dynamics of the team, and I’m working on updating our internal systems and processes to make them even smoother to deliver for our clients.

Why do you work at Urban Circus?

I get to work with great people working to make the cities of the future better. We use cutting edge technology at the highest level and are looking to take this to the international stage. It’s a happy and fun environment with a really good crew. Great place to be.

Patrick Gavin

Patrick Gavin

Production Manager

Patrick leads our Production Team which includes 3D Modellers and animators who can work with precision data sets to manage and create industry-leading digital environments for publication to real time platforms or rendering. We also have video and visual artists who design modern and engaging visual stories across motion graphics, supers and editing. The production team includes technical experts who continuously develop and improve our technology

What is your role?

I manage a highly responsive team working on multiple infrastructure projects across Australia. I also ensure I spend time with our client solutions team to ensure we are meeting our deadlines and quality specifications – we want to ensure our clients are happy with the overall delivery.

What is the most interesting project you’ve worked on at Urban Circus?

The State Library project. It’s one of the most majestic buildings in the city and we delivered multiple high-resolution images and a video output to support the State Library with a philanthropic project refurbishment for 2020.  Daniel Andrews called it the best before and after video he’s ever seen – it doesn’t get better than that.

What are you most proud of during your time at Urban Circus?

I’m proud of the scope of the vision of the company, that we are changing the world through our technology, working to make this city better and, in the longer term, cities around the world. Internally I’m working hard to continually upskill and develop the team. I’m pretty happy with the dynamics of the team, and I’m working on updating our internal systems and processes to make them even smoother to deliver for our clients.

Why do you work at Urban Circus?

I get to work with great people working to make the cities of the future better. We use cutting edge technology at the highest level and are looking to take this to the international stage. It’s a happy and fun environment with a really good crew. Great place to be.

Production Manager

Patrick leads our Production Team which includes 3D Modellers and animators who can work with precision data sets to manage and create industry-leading digital environments for publication to real time platforms or rendering. We also have video and visual artists who design modern and engaging visual stories across motion graphics, supers...
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Andriry Kardash

Lead Modeller

Adrian Smith

Lead Modeller

Vik Sylak

Lead Modeller

Mike Monty

Modeller

Darryl Mills

Modeller

Ivan Andreevski

Video Guru

Carlos Cortes

Modeller

Matt Walker

Senior Technical Solutions

Lloyd Bradbury

Modeller

Tony Tran

Video Genius

Creative and Design

James Barrow

Creative and Design Lead

James is a creative genius when it comes to interpreting what our clients want and converting their dreams into a visual reality. He works with the production team to produce new outputs from limited and/or diverse inputs to meet a commercial requirement that considers shape and space, sound and silence, colour, light, movement animation and story to generate engaging multimedia products.

What is your role?

I’m responsible for the overall design capability and quality of our project deliverables.

What is the most interesting project you’ve worked on at Urban Circus?

Rather than choosing a single project to talk about I love the overlapping challenges and nuances of the major infrastructure programs and the variety of work that we do in supporting project development and delivering quality outputs to support their success. A few projects include Melbourne Metro Rail Tunnel, Level Crossing Removals Project, Western Distributor Project, State Library Re-development and the North-East Link.

What are you most proud of during your time at Urban Circus?

The relationships that I’ve built with our internal team and clients, and helping meet their major milestones and project deliveries. It‘s quite rewarding working with a range of industry professionals including project directors, engineers, urban designers and architects, and helping collate and translate their ideas and concepts into easily understood visual content.

 Why do you work at Urban Circus?

I’m provided with the opportunity to work in an active environment, with great people working together on some of the most complex built environment projects and city shaping activities in the country. I get to blend my passion and professionalism with leading technology to help make the grey areas clear.

James Barrow

James Barrow

Creative and Design Lead

James is a creative genius when it comes to interpreting what our clients want and converting their dreams into a visual reality. He works with the production team to produce new outputs from limited and/or diverse inputs to meet a commercial requirement that considers shape and space, sound and silence, colour, light, movement animation and story to generate engaging multimedia products.

What is your role?

I’m responsible for the overall design capability and quality of our project deliverables.

What is the most interesting project you’ve worked on at Urban Circus?

Rather than choosing a single project to talk about I love the overlapping challenges and nuances of the major infrastructure programs and the variety of work that we do in supporting project development and delivering quality outputs to support their success. A few projects include Melbourne Metro Rail Tunnel, Level Crossing Removals Project, Western Distributor Project, State Library Re-development and the North-East Link.

What are you most proud of during your time at Urban Circus?

The relationships that I’ve built with our internal team and clients, and helping meet their major milestones and project deliveries. It‘s quite rewarding working with a range of industry professionals including project directors, engineers, urban designers and architects, and helping collate and translate their ideas and concepts into easily understood visual content.

 Why do you work at Urban Circus?

I’m provided with the opportunity to work in an active environment, with great people working together on some of the most complex built environment projects and city shaping activities in the country. I get to blend my passion and professionalism with leading technology to help make the grey areas clear.

Creative and Design Lead

James is a creative genius when it comes to interpreting what our clients want and converting their dreams into a visual reality. He works with the production team to produce new outputs from limited and/or diverse inputs to meet a commercial requirement that considers shape and space, sound and silence, colour, light, movement animation ...
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Development

Ryan Veenstra

Development Manager

Ryan leads our Technical Solutions Team – technologists who can work across geo-spatial and design formats as well as any number of platforms and technologies to create specific customer focused solutions that always work. They are highly analytical, detailed focused, logical with the ability to communicate.

What’s your role?

I lead the team charged with the ongoing innovation of our 3D City Model platform.

What projects are you currently working on?

I’m working on the continuous improvement of our 3D digital planning and collaboration platform to ensure it continues to provide access to high fidelity, high performance 3D models, and easy to use tools to help our clients make fast, informed decisions on the future spaces of our cities.

 What are you most proud of during your time at Urban Circus?

Really pushing our technology to deliver larger and more detailed models + tools and workflows for our clients.

 Why do you work at Urban Circus?

I get to work with and develop 3D technology that I’m passionate about, while seeing it used in everyday, real-world scenarios to make important decisions about our cities.

 

Ryan Veenstra

Ryan Veenstra

Development Manager

Ryan leads our Technical Solutions Team – technologists who can work across geo-spatial and design formats as well as any number of platforms and technologies to create specific customer focused solutions that always work. They are highly analytical, detailed focused, logical with the ability to communicate.

What’s your role?

I lead the team charged with the ongoing innovation of our 3D City Model platform.

What projects are you currently working on?

I’m working on the continuous improvement of our 3D digital planning and collaboration platform to ensure it continues to provide access to high fidelity, high performance 3D models, and easy to use tools to help our clients make fast, informed decisions on the future spaces of our cities.

 What are you most proud of during your time at Urban Circus?

Really pushing our technology to deliver larger and more detailed models + tools and workflows for our clients.

 Why do you work at Urban Circus?

I get to work with and develop 3D technology that I’m passionate about, while seeing it used in everyday, real-world scenarios to make important decisions about our cities.

 

Development Manager

Ryan leads our Technical Solutions Team – technologists who can work across geo-spatial and design formats as well as any number of platforms and technologies to create specific customer focused solutions that always work. They are highly analytical, detailed focused, logical with the ability to communicate. What’s your role? I lead t...
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Matt Fletcher

Senior Developer

Sean Tasker

Developer

Urban Circus