OUR STORY

Kinetic Pixel have built a reputation as the UK’s leading Entertainment Technology specialists.

Our continued success is a result of always applying the same core values to every project for every client, no matter how big or small.

Meet the Team

Craig Hann

Craig Hann

Founder

Managing Director

Craig Hann

Founder & Managing Director

Craig co-founded Kinetic Pixel in 2013 after 13 years working for Celador International, and later, Cat & Mouse. He was part of the team responsible for designing and delivering the technology for shows including “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”, “Pointless”, “Test The Nation” and “Five Minutes To A Fortune”.

Since forming Kinetic Pixel Craig has designed systems for countless shows including The Wheel, Richard Osman’s House of Games, Countdown, The Hit List, Fifteen To One, Five Gold Rings, and of course our cutting edge Virtual Interactive Audience that debuted on Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway in 2021.

When not managing the day-to-day running of the business, Craig’s role allows him to lead the technical, creative and strategic direction of the company. Craig invests a great deal of his time in finding and then evangelising creative and innovative ways to apply technology to help format creators and producers bring their shows to life.

Nathan Barnes

Nathan Barnes

Operations

Director

Nathan Barnes

Operations Director

Nathan began his career as a Manufacturing Engineer in 1990 working for a world-wide blue-chip electronics manufacturer. He moved into entertainment in 2001 when he joined Celador International and was an instrumental part of the world-wide rollout of “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?”. In recent years he has been responsible for the planning and delivery of computer systems for many prestigious quiz and light entertainment formats across the globe for Ionoco. Nathan’s role as Operations Director gives him responsibility for the day-to-day scheduling, resourcing and delivery of our projects. He also takes charge of internal processes and systems to ensure that our resources are used as productively and efficiently as possible.

Colin Arnold

Colin Arnold

Finance

Director

Colin Arnold

Finance Director

Matt Payne

Matt Payne

Senior

Project Manager

Matt Payne

Senior Project Manager

Matt has been working in the broadcast and entertainment industries for over 15 years, starting in 2001 working on the BAFTA Award-winning “So Graham Norton” as a graphics operator and designer. He’s since mastered a multitude of graphics play-out platforms on some of the biggest shows on television including Comic Relief, The Commonwealth Games and The Paul O’Grady Show. Since joining Kinetic Pixel in 2013, Matt has taken on day-to-day responsibility for some of our most prestigious shows, including Pointless, Fifteen To One and Richard Osman’s House of Games, and has project managed numerous pilots and shows including Insert Name Here, Debatable, Tenable and Safe Word from his London base.

Cameron Fish

Cameron Fish

Engineering

Manager

Cameron Fish

Engineering Manager

Cameron joins Kinetic Pixel having graduated from Cardiff University in 2017 with a First Class Honours degree in Computer Science. Cameron studied digital forensics and cryptology and focused his dissertation on developing encryption protocols to be deployed on micro-controller hardware. His expertise with embedded platforms such as Arduino and Raspberry Pi is instrumental to future developments of Kinetic Pixel’s range of services. Cameron’s versatile skill set sees him taking responsibility for the planning and implementation of many of our projects, working as a Systems Operator on a number of our shows and troubleshooting technical and engineering problems. His contribution to shows such as Who Wants to be a Millionaire, There’s Something About Movies and A League of their Own ensures our shows are rolled out smoothly and well supported during the studio production.

Gareth Jones

Gareth Jones

Head of

Systems Development

Gareth Jones

Head of Systems Development

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Andy Glenn

Andy Glenn

Senior Motion

Graphics Designer

Andy Glenn

Senior Motion Graphics Designer

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Connor Davies

Connor Davies

Senior

Systems Developer

Connor Davies

Senior Systems Developer

Connor completed a Computing Mathematics degree at the University of South Wales in 2014. He studied the mathematics of cryptography, and programmatically decoded WWII codes such as those enciphered by Enigma machines. He is also a keen gamer, having designed a handful of mobile games, and helping local coordinators to run gaming and game development events across South Wales. Connor’s role at Kinetic Pixel as Senior Developer gives him responsibility for mentoring and training new programmers, and leading major advances in our cross-platform and introducing new features from our technology roadmap for integration and testing into our Game Engine and core libraries.

Gemma Hann

Gemma Hann

Finance

Administrator

Gemma Hann

Finance Administrator

Gemma has spent her career working in accounts receivable and payable departments within the public sector, and in recent years in customer facing and administrative roles with SMEs. Gemma’s part time role gives her responsibility for the daily accounts and book-keeping and she is the first point of contact for all general administrative enquiries.

Carriann Hill

Carriann Hill

Project

Coordinator

Carriann Hill

Project Coordinator

Carriann joined us through the UK Government Kickstarter Scheme after graduating in 2020 with degree in Computer Science and a Masters in Digital Marketing. Throughout 2021, Carriann has gained extensive knowledge of our technology and our shows, leading to her current role as a Project Coordinator.

Ben Todman

Ben Todman

Systems

Technician

Ben Todman

Systems Technician

Ben joined us in 2020 after a decade working as a freelance creative technology specialist in live events. Since a young age Ben’s passion has been to work in television and that enthusiasm informs everything Ben touches. His experience of AV systems, broadcast engineering, graphics systems, I.T. skills and hands-on exposure to the sharp end of live events means his skill set is very much as someone who can be relied on to solve any technical problem, anywhere, with the the resources on hand and a little lateral thinking. Ben spends as much of his time as possible in studios around the UK staffing and troubleshooting shows including Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? and The Wheel.

Dan Jones

Dan Jones

Systems

Technician

Dan Jones

Systems Technician

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Lewis Norman

Lewis Norman

Systems

Developer

Lewis Norman

Systems Developer

Lewis joined us in 2020 with a First Class degree in Computer Games Design. His industry experience has encompassed in-house corporate software development, gamification processes and AI development. Lewis is a versatile programmer fluent in many tools and languages including C#, Python, PHP and SQL Lewis’s role at Kinetic Pixel sees him designing graphics and control mechanics for our systems. He was a instrumental part of the success of our Saturday Night Takeaway Virtual Interactive Audience, taking on responsibility for the audience play-along and voting implementation.

Matt Sparshott

Matt Sparshott

Systems

Developer

Matt Sparshott

Systems Developer

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