Stephen Preece

Stephen Preece

  • Founder of e5-portfolio
  • BA Hons., PGCE, MSC.
  • Mentor
  • ENG/FR

Stephen is highly qualified and has oceans of experience when it comes to mentoring the next generation of creative learners. He is passionate about his role and he believes that no two learners learn in the same manner. He has therefore designed a programme which provides each member with the tools that they need to develop their own authentic portfolio. Stephen is of the opinion that the wellbeing of students should go hand in hand with the quality of the portfolio.

Clelia Anchisi

Clelia Anchisi

  • BA Hons
  • Coach
  • ENG/FR

Clelia is an enthusiastic graphic designer and a recent Central Saint Martins graduate. She contributes her fresh point of view and understanding of the youth of today. Her desire to engage with young creatives and guide them towards achieving their best potential is what drives her. With 4 years of experience at UAL she has wide array of knowledge when it comes to graphic design and insights in relation to fashion design. She will be able to advise students on what their portfolio needs in order to stand out and best represent the student as the artist they wish to be.

Victoria James

Victoria James

  • BA Hons
  • Mentor
  • ENG/FR

Victoria is a professional artist, splitting her time between Europe and North America. She has regularly shown her work internationally since graduating from Chelsea College of Art, London, and has extensive knowledge of portfolio preparation for galleries, art institutes, art fairs and calls for art. She also has experience in promoting and selling art, having managed and curated a gallery for a year in Arizona. Her passion for mentoring other creatives led her to run an “art club” from her Geneva studio for several years; her students ran the age gamut from 7 to 60 years old and emphasis was placed on developing personal expression through experimenting with a diversity of materials and techniques.

Dr. Juliana Kolova

Dr. Juliana Kolova

  • Mentor
  • ENG/FR/BG

Juliana holds a PhD in Economics with specialization in HR development, learning dynamics and interactive training. She is experienced in youth and adult training and mentoring both in the fast lane of corporate career development and as tutor and lecturer at University of Portsmouth and Cardiff Metropolitan University. With her broad portfolio of competences, she contributes to the e5 team by helping young creatives enhance their soft skills like leadership, communication, flexibility and teamwork. Her background as a PMP for diverse projects helps her to support effectively the e5 team programmes implementation.

Dr Patrizia Azzi

Dr Patrizia Azzi

  • Coach
  • ENG/FR/IT

Patrizia has been educated both in the arts and in science, choosing to be a research physicist as a profession (staff research scientist at INFN working at CERN). The e5 team will use her software support expertise for project management. Having extensive experience in mentoring student of various levels through her career (plus being a mother of three!), she also provides the members with technical support and additional skills in the digital world that will be used during he portfolio preparation process, university applications and creation of a professional CV.

Jonathan McFall

Jonathan McFall

  • Compositing Supervisor in the Visual Effects Industry
  • Coach
  • ENG
Jonathan has taught in a fashion school for 5 years - Istituto Marangoni before working in VFX in the film industry for 3 years
He then moved to China and supervised some Chinese films. He is now Head of Dept of VFX at Escape Studios where he has worked for the past 6 years, teaching students how to work in Visual Effects  (film industry) 
 
Jonathan has worked on the following films: Prometheus, Harry Potter - Deathly Hallows part 1 and 2, Starwars - Phantom Menace, Dredd, Immortals, Frankenweenie, Mirror Mirror, Dark Shadows, Narnia- Voyage of the Dawn Tredder, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter
 
He uses software such as Maya, Zbrush, Houdini, Mari, Katana, Substance Painter and Designer, Unreal, Mudbox, Photoshop
 
A big part of what he does is to teach his students "Pipeline Skills' so that they know how to use different software with each other to mimic what happens in the industry.