Meet the team...
Our friendly, approachable team work tirelessly to ensure our clients are the happiest in the business. We take great pride in what we do here. Everyone has hands-on audio production expertise, whilst most people are musical too. So everyone brings something to the audio-table so to speak.
We’re a mix of arty, geeky, techy, creative types who deliver exceptional products for our clients every single day. Diversity and inclusion matter to us. They’re not just words. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, physical ability, neurodiversity and experience. We welcome your uniqueness.
Co-Founder & Director
Seb comes from a musical family and grew up playing violin at the Royal Academy of Music, where he studied as a nipper. Rather unoriginally he decided that making Drum & Bass was far cooler so ditched all that and studied sound engineering at the London School of Music. It was there he fell in love with Sound Design, then moved on to work at various Soho post houses and recording studios before setting up SNK Publishing LTD in 2005. In 2013 the business merged with Red Apple Creative, to form the awesome audio powerhouse it is today.
Hands on as an engineer for about 10 years, Seb ran sessions for the world's biggest brands and worked with many famous faces. These days Seb tends to focus on working with the wider team, making sure everyone's happy, the studios are all working brilliantly and spending money on equipment we probably don't need!
Mainly to keep his grandmother happy, he still occasionally plays the violin.
Head of Production
Sam was once described as 'the best audio producer' in London, and we agree! His input guarantees that projects run like clockwork and at the end of the day, we have very, very happy clients.
And if there is ever anything that he can't answer (which is rare) he'll know someone who can!
These days, Sam is spending an increasing amount of time meeting, greeting and shouting from the rooftops about how wonderful SNK Studios is! His history with the business and background as an Audio Producer put him in the unique position to understand exactly what clients need and help them to get the best out of their time at the Studios.
Sam graduated with a degree in Creative Sound and Electronic Music from Cambridge Ruskin in 2005. His passion for music helped secure his career in the recording industry and within a few months he was managing sessions at Soho Recording Studios, for artists including Paul McCartney, JLS and One Direction to name just a few. He joined the SNK family in 2009 and never looked back!
Dan manages the busy studio schedule, supporting our clients through every step of the production process. Bringing a wealth of experience with him - Dan spent 7 years as Operations Manager for Transmedia Link, followed by 6 years at Production Company SOH as their Studio Coordinator. He joined SNK back in July 2014 and has never looked back!
Outside of work, Dan is an accomplished drummer having drummed his way across the continent! Unfortunately he is also Hull City fan, but we can't all be perfect…
Senior Producer & Head of ADR
Jack joined SNK in 2016 having worked as a Sound Designer at 5A Studios in Soho. He helps to run the facility here - producing projects for some of our biggest clients and bringing a wealth of knowledge to the table.
He also has extensive experience co-ordinating ADR sessions for drama’s and feature films and has worked with some of the biggest names in the business.
Jack is a keen swimmer who in his teens was a national qualifier - and at one point ranked 2nd fastest in the country for 50m Breaststroke!
Audio Producer & Bookings coordinator
Working alongside the Bookings and Production team, Jess helps to co-ordinate the day to day running of the facility - doing a sterling job of supporting clients and projects from initial enquiry to final mix and delivery.
A lady of many talents, when Jess isn't practicing the piano or flying off to glamorous destinations she can be found putting her editing skills to good use – having gained a BA in Film & Television from Brunel University.
Péline joined SNK, stepping into the role of Audio Producer in April 2021. Peline studied Drama in France and decided to move to the UK 5 years ago. It was in Soho where she discovered her passion for the Audio world. Most recently she worked as an Audio Producer at the post production house Smoke & Mirrors/Tag Worldwide where she project managed VO recordings in a wide variety of markets around the world for the likes of Unilever, Estée Lauder and Reckitt-Benckiser.
She loves kicking asses in a boxing ring, Marilyn Manson and couldn't live a day without olive oil (yes, because Peline is also Turkish!) Voilà!"
Head of Engineering
Rob joined SNK Studios in February 2014 and spent nearly 7 years as our Senior Engineer before recently stepping into the newly created Head of Engineering role. Whilst Rob still gets stuck in working closely with clients in the studio, he also now shares his time overseeing our team of 12 in-house Sound Engineers across a range of areas from both a creative and technical perspective.
Rob has mixed countless TV and cinema ads for the likes of Mitsubishi, Carlsberg and Paddy Power, film trailers for hit movies including Vox Lux, Parasite and Gulliver's Travels and promos for NBC, BSkyB, Discovery and long form work including CBeebies series Sarah & Duck.
Rob has a musical background having studied Acoustics with Music at Southampton University. In his spare time he enjoys producing music and laying floor boards!
Having previously studied in both Paris and New York, Ben has been working as an audio post engineer in various studios as well as freelance for the past 6 years.
As an award-nominated ADR mixer, Ben has run hundreds of ADR sessions at SNK for the likes of Black Mirror, Peaky Blinders, The Walking Dead, Jack Ryan and more. He has also extensive experience sound designing, editing and mixing audio for ads and trailers for cinema, radio and TV.
As a true audiophile, if Ben hears a sound he likes in a film or TV show he can't help himself from pausing and rewinding. That is what makes him fantastic at his job, but not such a great person to binge watch a series with!
See Ben's IMDB page here
Al spent a year at SNK as an intern during 2014-15 before going back to uni to complete his degree in Music and Sound Recording (Tonmeister) at the University of Surrey. We were delighted that he decided to return to SNK as a fully fledged engineer and music composer after graduating. He's an invaluable member of the team and clients love working with him. He's produced the audio for literally hundreds of radio and TV ads, recorded ADR for top global TV shows and features - and composed original music for campaigns including Mitsubishi, James Villas and many others.
Al might look unwell, but don't worry - he's just been working on his studio tan - all part of the job! A youth spent in HMV has left him with a fairly expansive CD collection. He also had a minor hit in Brazil with a Daft Punk / Eye of the Tiger mash-up!
See Al's IMDB page here
Sound Engineer & Dubbing Co-ordinator
Seán graduated in late 2015 from Dundalk Institute of Technology, in Ireland with an Honours Degree in 'Production of Music & Audio'. He then moved to Dublin where he worked at Mutiny Post for about 9 months as Sound Editor and Assistant Engineer. At Mutiny Seán worked on some fantastic animations, tv shows and short films for the likes of Brown Bag Films, Amazon and the BBC. Sean then moved to London where he soon joined the SNK team.
Sean has a true passion for anything sound related, in his spare time he likes to produce synthwave & minimal electronic music, explore the city or head out to local gigs.
James Trusson joined the Engineering team back in March 2021. James previously spent four years at Aquarium Studios as a re-recording mixer, sound designer and ADR engineer and has worked on TV shows for the likes of Sky, BBC, Channel 4, Netflix and Amazon Prime.
Films James has worked on have been screened to critical acclaim at festivals all over the world including Cannes, Toronto, Sundance, Tribeca, Raindance, London and Edinburgh. James has also worked on adverts and branded content for the likes of Google, YouTube, Android, Red Bull, Ladbrokes and UNICEF.
In his spare time, you can find James playing guitar in indie rock bands or getting stuck in at 5-a-side football pitches across London. He’s also recently branched out as a pop vocalist - to the dismay of his neighbours!
See James’ IMDb page here
Tom joined the SNK team in February of 2019 having worked as Head Runner and then Transfer Engineer for Grand Central Recording Studios. Having graduated from the The Academy of Contemporary Music with a degree in Creative Music Production and played guitar with the 'Brass, Wind and Fire' Big Band back in Leicestershire, Tom now lives and breathes sound nearly as much as he indulges an unhealthy obsession in the 'mighty Leicester City FC'!
One of his biggest achievements includes composing original music for the likes of Panasonic, The Sun Bingo and E-On. An interesting fact about Tom is that he got a black belt in Tae Kwon Do when he was 14, so we will all make sure we stay in his good books!
Sound Engineer & Dubbing Co-ordinator
Gabriel studied sound engineering in Paris and comes from great audio-stock! His mother is a singer and father worked in the cinema business.
After graduating he did multiple internships in different facilities including recording studios, post-production facilities and even a start-up focused on creating a new midi controller!
In 2017 Gabriel moved to London to develop his love for audio post, working as a runner at Evolutions while spending any free-time he did have working on short films and doing other freelance work. SNK are delighted to have scooped up this talented young man in early 2018 and amongst other things, along with Sean and Chris B he is helping develop the busy foreign dubbing department.
In his free time Gabriel produces abstract hip hop music, collects weird electronic instruments and occasionally builds open-source synths (which are not all successful)!
Chris joined the team back in January of 2019 bringing invaluable experience with him as Head Runner for TV Post Production Studios - and a passion for music and sound technology. Prior to getting stuck into the world of post production Chris achieved a degree in Music & Sound Production Technology at Bournemouth University and in his spare time still enjoys making music in his own home studio, working on indie projects and attending live performances. When he is not in the studio, you can find Chris immersing himself in his love of travel and experiencing new cultures.
Dubbing Engineer & Studios IT
Our second Jack to join the growing SNK Studios family! He is a recent graduate of the esteemed Tonmeister degree course, with a passion for all things music and audio, he also spent his third year placement at Sky in the dubbing department.
Jack started his life at SNK (as many have) as part of the front of house team and has now moved into the role of Dubbing Engineer. Jack will also support some of the transfer and IT requirements.
Karen's (and my gran's) mantra is, 'If you look after the pennies, the pounds will take care of themselves'! When Karen isn't looking at spreadsheets she's lavishing attention on her 2 year old Cockapoo, Yogi. But on a Friday, her favourite companion is a perfectly mixed Cosmo.
Front of House & Production Assistant
Beccy is the latest addition to our fabulous Front of House team and will be helping run our well oiled and immaculately presented reception area. She will be one of the first friendly faces you see when visiting the studios and will also be working alongside our in-house creative team to assist on audio productions.
Beccy's love of all things audio and sound will certainly come in handy around the studios as she has previous experience shadowing the BBC Production Operations team, she completed a placement at BBC Radio Manchester and spent time volunteering for Reform Radio as a Producer. Beccy recently returned from travelling around Australia and New Zealand, the lucky devil!
Senior Accounts Assistant
Justyna loves to find ways to be more efficient every day and it all starts with getting the figures right. To her, finance is fun and exciting and it wont be long until she's an ACCA qualified accountant. Her childhood dream was to be an astronaut, but the numbers didn't stack up!
Executive Creative Director
Whether it’s a new project or her hair, Kathleen sees a blank canvas to be filled with colour. She approaches everything with bravery, which is probably why she walked out of her interview! Fortunately, she stuck around to share her unique creative outlook.
Senior Customer Success Manager
Ella joined the teak with an impressive 10 years in the industry under her belt. In that time she's explored her passion for audio by working across all areas of planning, sales, and creative marketing...and she's nailed down exactly how she likes her tea. Other Apples take note: it must be darker than a California tan. And if you really want to get into Ella's good books, you could give her the gift of her favourite fruit, watermelon...and make sure you don't mention the time she accidentally elbowed Sir Richard Attenborough in the face...
Senior Audiobook Production Manager
Zoe has had a life that so exciting that it could easily belong to a character in one of the audiobooks she produces. She began her career with a passion for drama and stories, working as a dresser at the Lincoln Theatre Royal. She then went out into the world to make some stories of her own: working for a jewellery family in Rome, going to Paris to discover her calling as a writer, and then returning to London to discover the power of audio through her work with the RNIB. She has a passion for recording audiobooks that unite, educate and entertain. And watch this space, because her ambition is to write her own book, and produce the audio version.
Barnaby is proof that disobeying your parents pays off: he landed his first job in radio after sneaking into a gig underage. He’s since gone on to work in sales planning, creative copywriting, commercial programming and audio production. After many years of being referred to as 'Barney' he now has a lifelong vendetta against anything of the prehistoric, purple and green variety (Jurassic Park, aubergines and Lou Ferrigno are all deeply triggering.) And despite the surname, he wishes it be made clear that he does not own a chocolate confectionary company. Cats, tatts and flash-fiction are all his bag. But not flash-fiction of tattooed cats. Just to be clear.
HEAD OF MUSIC SUPERVISION & SYNC LICENSING
With 17 years experience in the industry Julian has taken the journey through, vinyl, tape, minidisc (that little thing that never really did go anywhere), CD, through to the world of digital. He has worked at senior levels within record, publishing and management companies in Sync, A&R, Marketing, Management and Music Production. If he were on Death Row, his last ever song would be Marvin Gaye’s ‘Heard it Through the Grape Vine’… he’d kick back, relax and loose himself in the music. His mantra is ‘Where words fail music speaks’, so much so that he has this tattooed down one side of his torso. Don’t ask him to see it though, he’ll never show you.
Julian's team of music supervisors and ex-advertising creatives understand and appreciate the power and influence music has in defining a brand, a piece of footage or a creative vision. They’ll search for the right piece of music, be it commercial or non-commercial and through long standing relationships with rights holders from all over the world, can clear all the necessary rights needed to ensure peace of mind for you. For more information email [email protected] or go to www.snkstudios.co.uk/services/music-production
PA to Directors
Char loves to organise other people’s lives but struggles when it comes to her own! A proud Essex girl, there are two things she does every day without fail, write out her to do lists and top up her fake tan. Char joined the SNK family back in 2016 providing PA support to our Company Directors.