Jordan secretly studied animation and gaming while in business classes at college. Graduated in Business and Information Technology, he came out a skilled animator and great at After Effects, Photoshop, Flash, Blender, Nuke and all that stuff that makes magic on screen. He figured making stuff happen on screen is more fun than crunching numbers and that the term Creative Director and VFX Supervisor sounds way cooler. He is Studio Voxel’s all-round media creator, and conceptualises and directs all the projects encompassing a broad spectrum of media related productions. He spearheads, directs and develops techniques for Voxel’s projects involving animation, graphics & film, commercials, television and the corporate stuff as well. As a VFX supervisor he not just oversees all of the studio’s projects but is the creative force and often times, also executor of Voxel’s VFX projects when the going gets tough.
Born and raised in Connecticut in North Eastern America. He was bitten by the acting bug first. Starting first on the stage, having appeared in numerous musicals and a season or two of summer stock productions, his ability to entertain began. An Associates Degree in Liberal Arts, Mass Comm only cemented the idea that he loves to create ideas. But Jay spent more time in the field, learning the reality of the business, instead of burying his nose in books. Shortly thereafter, he got involved in the broadcasting biz and never looked back. Concepter, writer, children’s book author, film and commercial director, screenwriter, musician, actor, cop (yes, a cop) – the guy has done it all, in a career that’s spanned over 40 years. He’s even been nominated for a regional EMMY® award for one of his short films. Although he didn’t win, he says it IS true, it’s an honour just to be nominated! Jay is a conduit for inspirational energy. He gets staffers and clients excited about what could be and then finds ways to make it happen. Jay is constantly figuring out how to take the tired and make it inspired – across all industries and across all brands. He has an innate ability to weave compelling, inspirational stories into everything he touches. He is intimately involved in all aspects of the client’s works and his ability to bring to life the concepts and philosophies behind the ideas is one of the things that bridges the gap.
Belle, aka Icara, is a film director, focusing on music videos at the moment. She has directed music videos for artistes such as Seven Collar T-Shirt, Beatburns and Natasha Sass.Bell has limitless creative thoughts and knows how to transfer those to the screen, but all that creativity is useless without being able to organize them. She has the enviable ability to do both, and as such has recently found herself not only directing but producing, including her work on a feature film from America. Keep your eyes on this woman. She is set herself on a path to big things.
Yasmin thought that graduating as a graphic designer would see her making pretty pictures on posters and annual reports for companies where she would have fun being creative and making money at the same time, which she did for a time in her life. Somehow, she was thrown into the world of the moving picture and thought she would have even more fun rubbing shoulders with movie folks. Somewhere along the way, she found herself buried in excel sheets, too many phone calls and meetings, and arranging for other people to have the fun of making cool pictures. She is producer, born from the many years of organising hairpins to elephants of production and visual effects.
After spending years at the top of the banking game, the facts and figures of money and business have always been fascinating to Azzam. So much so that he actually collects money! Really… With a collection of over 180 countries’ currency, this man knows cash. Educated in Washington DC, USA at George Washington University, graduated with a Bachelors of Administration in Finance in 1987. Azzam started his career with then Bank of Commerce Bhd in the same year in the Treasury Department as a dealer until 1993 when he was transferred to the Corporate Banking department. In 1995 he was appointed as Head of Japanese Desk at BOC. In 1999 upon the merger of Bank Bumiputra Bhd and BOC, he was made the Business Centre Manager based at the head office of the new bank Bumiputra-Commerce Bank Bhd. He also served as the General Manager of BCB Tokyo Branch in 2000 then became the Chief Executive Officer of Commerce Tijari Bank Bhd in 2005. He also served as Director of CIMB-Principal Asset Management Berhad. Through it all he never gave up his love of… Comics! Marvel in particular, and model tanks are also a passion. WIth over 25 years of comics, his collection spans the gamut. All this and yet he finds time to balance books, create innovative financing schemes and find fresh new ways to put it all together, when it seems an impossible task.
Mussadique is a scientist at heart with some super obscure degree in Cognitive Science. He discovered he can science and art alike (and some business), where he began making architectural renderings, music videos, and worked himself to generalist 3D artist to Technical Director of Studio Voxel which he founded. The visionary and corporate & strategic planning head for Studio Voxel, he is an accomplished 3D artist, programmer and an authority in CG technology and passionate about the visual arts. Mussadique is very much involved in the IT and technical aspect of running the studio where he founded based on the marriage of technology and artistic sensibility.
Through the perils of doubt and uncertainty. He rises from the ashes reborn. Learning the 3D ways from the guiding hand of many masters. He now carves onward having renewed fire burning with passion and reminding himself of the sacred chance he has received to never stray away. But many hurdles await, and countless stumbles have come by. Press on evermore he shall.
Ashrel has been offering his skills to Studio Voxel since around the time when the King of Pop died. He handles a lot of the creative process (basically anything that is not related to 3D, although he should be learning that skill too). His favourite types of projects are designing maps for documentaries, digital backdrops for theatres and promotional materials/ posters for movies.He picks up new hobbies and interests more than he has enough time in his hands.All the latest systems from Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft are in his possessions, making him a certified console royalty. He enjoys painting female portraits.
They say those who can, do – those who can’t, teach. Zaidi has managed to find a way to do both… and does it well! He’s worked on and managed effects teams for both small companies with tight budgets and numerous international firms with enormous workflow pipelines for feature films, video games, corporate videos and commercials. His working style is to lead by example. He isn’t the boss, he’s a team leader and works right alongside everyone to meet deadlines and create amazing work.
He is also a college lecturer on visual effects, teaching a variety of courses in addition to giving more intense classes here at Studio Voxel to our interns to further their knowledge.In what little spare time he has, Zaidi likes collecting high-end action figures and movie memorabilia.
From stop motion animations on his Nokia camera phone at the age of 10 to be a lead animator, it’s safe to say that Zaim has always had an interest in the art of movement. He had his hand at an online business, but almost went mad before realizing his true passion and hustle in animation and visual arts. Having also been musically inclined since a young age, Zaim manages to put the two together by being simultaneously involved in projects through AlwaysSaturday – a co-owned start up that produces visuals for music. In less than a year alone, Zaim has worked on projects for local artists like Airliftz, Kyoto Protocol and even visuals for the Impatient Sisters at Good Vibes Festival. If you haven’t had enough of this young, behind-the-scenes artist already, Zaim has always kept what is considered now, his career, as a hobby. Actively drawing and partaking in the annual ‘Inktober’, nothing much has changed since he was the young boy that could draw before finishing his first Peter & Jane book.
Amir is a Malaysian born 3D artist that currently living in Batu Caves,
who has been working professionally in visual effects industry for the past 10 years. Started as graphics designer for printing company called Savannah and while there, he discovered CGI world and practiced technical skill with the help of open source tools such as Blender3D.As he progress, he been multiple project other than film and animation like events & teaching universities. His work is very influenced by the classic art of Japan like Studio Ghibli films, classical film from western and countless hour of playing retro games back in 90’s. His love of art is growing when he learned about analogue photography, impact him making cg art in new perspective.
He first fell in love with animation and VFX when he discovered the Japanese cartoon series “Gundam”. He was hooked. From that moment he set his sights on learning animation and visual effects. Firdaus has always been a fan of hardcore games.Beginning with a course in graphic design while still in high school, then working as a graphic designer while continuing his studies in animation for diploma and degree. Firdaus initially thought that graduating as an animator meant he’d be animating, but he’s since realized how many more skills like After Effects, Photoshop, Flash, Blender are required. He’s come to be an expert in all those fields, and more.His simple motto for work and life; Love and enjoy what you do.
Having spent 8 years in the animation film industry, it’s not always about work. Azmi also enjoys bike-riding and swimming as his favourite stress relief.
Highly passionate about making various 3D art in film & game development. Azmi always enjoys the challenge of the CG-Skills experience, especially in animation and rigging. Among the artist icons he admires are 2d Conceptual Artists like Lee Bermejo , Makoto Shinkai & Feng Zhu.