RANDOM INTERNATIONAL STUDIO
From Corfe Mullen, UK, BSc (Hons), Brunel University, Lives in London, Previously worked at Siemens, Oculas
Devraj Joshi leads the creative teams on the design, implementation of technology and fabrication of Random’s work. Shortly after graduating from Brunel with a BSc in Product Design Engineering, he joined the studio in 2010. Interested in the interplay between people, machines, systems and cultures, Dev enjoys exploring how people perceive and process information
From Liverpool, UK, BA (Hons) University College London, MA Courtauld Institute of Art, Lives in London, Previously worked at Victoria & Albert Museum
The context and implications of Random’s practice are central to Héloïse’s role within the studio. She enjoys taking a long perspective on the relationship between humankind and technology, expanding from her classicist background. An art historian and writer, she contributes to the conceptualisation, development, and delivery of Random’s work, overseeing all publications, interpretative material, programming, research, and archiving.
From London, UK, BA (Hons) Lincolnshire and Humberside University, MA Royal College of Art, Lives in London, Previously worked at Damien Hirst / Science, Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Ron Mueck
Taking a hands-on approach Jamie oversees the delivery, install & maintenance of Random’s work, in addition to developing the studio’s fabrication unit. Prior to joining Random in 2013, Jamie mined a rich seam of advanced design & fabrication, working closely with artists to deliver ambitious, large-scale projects.
From London, UK, BA (Hons) Newcastle University, Lives in London, Previously worked at Simon Jones Studio, Drawing Room, fig-2, Gagosian Gallery
With a creative background and practical approach, Jessie aligns the studio’s artistic direction with their operational strategy. She previously worked in exhibition production and project management, working with artists, galleries and fabricators. Jessie played an integral role in establishing fig-2’s 50 projects in 50 weeks hosted at ICA in association with Outset, before working on the programme as an assistant curator.
From Stroud, UK, BA Sculpture Camberwell College of Arts (UAL), Marc Quinn Studio, Serpentine Galleries
Luke oversees the studio's ethos and processes, ensuring the efficient running of the studio's activity and coordinating its physical space. As a practising artist with an interest in the presentation of the digital, he brings his understanding of artistic process and execution of concept to his role within Random International's organisational team.
From Suffolk, UK, BA Hons Design [Product] Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication; PGCE Goldsmiths
Joe Knowland maintains the bridge between the development and delivery of the studio's work, and has immediate involvement in both processes. A veteran of Random International, Joe began working on the fabrication and install of Random's work during his studies at Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication, before taking on a full-time position at the studio.
From Paris, France, BA Fashion Design, MA Royal College of Art, MSc Imperial College London, Innovation Design Engineering, Previously worked at Alexander McQueen, Aldebaran Robotics, Studio XO
With a hybrid background in Fashion Design and Design Engineering, Audrey designed and developed wearable technology products for the music industry. Now working across the design, development and production of the studio's large scale projects, Audrey allows her interests in aesthetic exploration, experimental design, and future technology influence the design and development of Random's interactive projects.
From Windsor, UK, Bsc Farnborough College of Technology, MA University College for the Creative Arts - Farnham, Previously worked at 9 Yards Creative Ltd, Fantastic Thinking, Electronic Arts Ltd
Joe Wilkins’s role is centred around the ‘brain’ of Random’s work, developing software, working on interfaces between physical & digital. A creative developer, he takes an analytical approach to projects and enjoys the challenge of devising new, interesting ways in which to present messages, ideas or concepts. With an attitude of curiosity, Joe collaborates with the studio on the realisation and maintenance of Random’s work.
From Bogotá, Colombia, BA (Hons) Brunel University, PhD Brunel University
Esteban works on the technological development and implementation of the studio's work. Joining the studio shortly after completing a PhD in additive manufacturing, he takes a methodical approach, actively deconstructing purpose and function to distill the composite of ideas into purer forms. Interested in all facets of technology and science, he explores how they can be implemented in new and unexpected applications.
From Arlon, Belgium, MEng Imperial College, MA Royal College of Art
Following a degree in mechanical engineering, John joined the RCA to expand his technical background in creative contexts. John works on the mechanical design and development of Random’s projects, taking a hands-on experimental approach. His interests lie in the exploration of multi-sensorial experiences and interactions on the fringes of physical and digital platforms.
From Kampala, Uganda, BA Business Administration Bugema University, CIMA PQ Finalist
With experience from the Construction, FMCG and Brewery sectors, Sarah provides the Studio with financial administrative support. Applying her accountancy experience and knowledge to an artistic context she helps the Studio achieve its financial objectives.
From Iran and Canada, MA (Hons) University of Edinburgh, MAA Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia
Ramin contributes to the design, production, and technical resolution of projects. His background in advanced architectural practices informs his interest in spatial experiences that foster collaboration and the unexpected. He is fascinated by the juxtaposition of the precision of machines with the fluidity of human nature, creating work that questions our technological society.
From Katerini, Greece, BSc and MSc, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, MA, Concordia University, Previously worked at Antimodular Research, Topological Media Lab
Part of Random International's technology group since 2017, Nikos is a passionate maker and experimenter. Prior to joining the studio, he collaborated with artists, designers, and choreographers on the creation of electronic environments. In researching and developing software and hardware, Nikos explores and challenges the boundaries between technology, art and performance spaces.
From Sonoma, California, BA Dartmouth College, MA Royal College of Art, MSc Imperial College London
After completing a dual-degree master’s programme in design at the RCA and Imperial College, Sean joined Random International. With a hands-on background in mechanical engineering and in his own sculpture practice, Sean contributes to the mechanical and material design of the studio’s new work. He is particularly interested in the future implications of Random’s work in technology and interaction design.
From Rome, Italy, BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering at Kingston University, MSc Environmental Engineering & Business Management at Imperial College, Previously worked at CMC Di Ravenna.
With a background in civil engineering and construction, Federico guides and propels the execution and integration of Random's large scale projects at sites across the globe. He excels at ensuring a smooth execution of ambitious multi-disciplinary projects.
From UK/US, MEng University of Glasgow/Glasgow School of Art, MSc Imperial College London
Initially joining Random as a Fabricator for Rain Room, Heather has evolved to support and facilitate production of Random’s artwork. Heather originates from a background in Product Design Engineering complemented with additional studies in Human and Biological Robotics, intrigued by the intertwining of human interaction, technology and creativity. With this Heather aids in designing objects and processes which support the development and manufacturing of the studio’s work.
From Leigh-on-Sea, UK, BSc (Hons) Product Design Engineering from Brunel University.
Maisie joined the team to assist with design production tasks for the Rain Room. With a background in Product Design Engineering, she aims to utilise both her creative and mechanical experience, whilst learning new skills across other disciplines. She has a strong interest in the curation of large scale projects and exhibitions, and hopes to continue exploring these interests whilst at RANDOM
From London, UK, BSc (Hons), Goldsmiths, University of London
Using emerging technologies and advanced signal processing techniques, Daniel is involved in programmatically developing systems in the studio. His approach is informed by an array of creative computing based interactive, mixed media experiential projects he has implemented. At the heart of his input is his curiosity about potential connections that may be realised at the junction of research and experimentation.
From Pennsylvania, US, BA (Hons) Industrial Design at Rhode Island School of Design
Karsten takes a constructivist and hands-on approach to the production design at Random contributing to the various technical and mechanical builds. His work involves orchestrating in studio fabrication processes as well as aiding in on site installation. As a designer his interests lie in bio-mimicry, robotics and design for extreme environments.
From UK/US, BA Philosophy at College of Wooster, MA Arts Administration & Cultural Policy at Goldsmiths, Previously worked at Futurecity
With a background in overseeing public realm commissions of varying scales, Jen joined the studio to manage the ambitious embedded projects that Random develop. With a pragmatic approach, Jen ensures the smooth running of projects through design, fabrication and installation and acts as a client liaison.
From Shropshire, UK, Leiths School of Food & Wine Diploma
With a huge interest in seasonal, sustainable and colourful food and a dedication to full bellies Beverley has been keeping the team well fed since 2015
From 2005 to 2015, Stuart Wood co-led the direction of Random International alongside studio founders Florian Ortkrass and Hannes Koch.