People

  • Rick Naude Managing Director

    Rick joined us from his role as Head of Studio at 72andSunny Amsterdam and has years of experience producing work for an impressive roster of clients and global brands such as; Google, Nike, Adidas, EA Games, Smirnoff, Samsung, LG, Sharp, Play- station, Heineken and Coca-Cola.

    With his big personality and team-building at his core, he has maintained Glassworks’ renowned level of client service by developing an even stronger creative environment for our artists to thrive.

     

  • Anya Kruzmetra Head of Production

    Having arrived in Amsterdam in 2014 with her collection of 1960s Japanese porcelain cats, we are delighted to have one of Australia’s finest post talents on board.

    After joining Glassworks in October 2014, she hit the ground running, swiftly establishing herself as one of the family and an integral part of Amsterdam’s award-winning output. In additional to working on several local brands she has also produced work for huge international clients such as Nike, Samsung, Netflix, Tesco, and booking.com. Anya continues to impressed colleagues and clients alike with her extensive VFX knowledge, creative insights and quick-witted sense of humor.

  • Rudiger Kaltenhauser Head of 3D

    Head of 3D, Rudiger Kaltenhauser, originally joined Glassworks London in 2005 after finishing his studies at Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg with his award winning short 'Treibgut' (Siggraph animation theater). He soon became one of London's leading cgi artists specialising in character modelling and rendering, although his passion for the medium quickly led him to also excel at storyboarding, shoot supervision and project leading.

     

    When Glassworks Amsterdam launched in 2007 he was asked to help set up a department that would lead the field in this new market and has since expanded his skills to include the direction of fully CGI films. His passion and knowledge have led him to lead seminars at various conferences, and he continues to supplement his commercial work with self-directed projects.

     

    Rudiger has won various awards including a Cannes Lion in 2013 for Animation, a Best New Director nomination at the British Arrows Craft awards 2013 and a D&AD nomination 2014 for Animation.

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  • Matt Hare Senior Colourist

    Joining us in 2009 and swiftly rising through the ranks, listing in LBB online 14 global stars of grading.
     

    Matt has built a body of work that speaks volumes of his creative eye and easy-going charm.

     

    During his career in Glassworks London to Amsterdam he has worked on features including Samsung -Youth Olympic, Axe -Instagroom, Adidas -Swarm, Asus: Transformation day, Vaults: Cry no more to name a few.

     

    In and out of the office Matt's influences and passion for cinematography shines through his work and personal slick fashion style. 

  • Melissa Fiorenza Office Manager

    After 10 years of doing the same job back in her hometown of Sydney Australia, she decided it was time to start following her passion for art and design.  

    She completed a course at Design Center Enmore which opened her eyes and gave her the courage she needed to pack up her bags, art supplies, and dog Frank to move 10 thousand miles away from home.

     

    From the moment she set foot in Amsterdam she was inspired at every turn.

    Art and design will always be where her heart lies but her love for looking after people lead her to Glassworks as a runner.

    With strong client relationships, professionalism and attention to detail, it seemed fitting for her to fall perfectly into the role of Office Manager.

    Her love for the company and upholding a positive office culture is something that she prides herself on.