Our Creative Team
Vmation consists of a passionate bunch of people, dedicated to building great video and great relationships.
Nic Hawkins - Director
With over 30 years of experience in Government, Strategic Communications, Public Relations, and Marketing Communications, Nic has a diverse professional background. He has worked on political and department campaigns, provided consulting services to Government and Multi-Nationals, and served as a media adviser to Australian Commonwealth Cabinet Ministers. Currently, Nic holds the position of Senior Public Affairs Officer for the Royal Australian Navy, leading Public Affairs for 11th Brigade and Joint Task Group 629.3 in Queensland and Northern New South Wales.
Alongside his professional achievements, Nic is passionate about education, particularly math and science. As the founder of Vmation, Australia’s leading film and animation studio, Nic has built a highly skilled and inclusive team capable of handling a wide range of projects, including those involving complex or scientific material.
Vmation differentiates itself by having all the necessary expertise in-house, from drone operators and piece-to-camera professionals to exceptional animators. This internal capability enables Vmation to successfully manage projects within clients’ timelines and budgets without relying on third-party contractors or freelancers.
Lydia Tomkins - Project Management, Marketing & Communications
Video Production Team
Stephen Bergin - Head Producer
Stephen has comprehensive experience in location and studio producing as well as directing, writing, editing and camera. During his 19 years in broadcast, he was the series producer of 3 national television programs. Stephen is the consummate storyteller who absolutely loves working with clients to deliver powerful web video solutions that help grow their businesses. Favourite film: Anything by Steven Spielberg.
Thomas Nastro - Senior Producer
Tom is a passionate and driven producer here at Vmation. With education and experience in video production, marketing and advertising, Tom loves being able to combine these passions and interests in order to create entertaining and engaging videos for his clients. Favourite film: Goodfellas or What We Do in the Shadows
Animation Production Team
TK Karski - Head Animator
TK – or Theo – is the head animator for Vmation and is always looking for an excuse to order bubble tea. His prime skillset lies in being a jack of all trades, conjuring creative frameworks and collaborating with clients to make engaging, brand compliant content. Give him a brief and some parameters and he’ll make it work! If it’s a bit silly – even better. Primarily, he enjoys digital illustration, with a focus on storytelling. His favourite films outside of horror flicks are The Mummy (1999) and Pacific Rim.
Natasha Jenner - Animator
Natasha doesn’t take herself too seriously and finds the fun in everything. She is the ultimate team player and loves to help others on their projects – or just bake cookies for sharing in the office. This flexibility permeates her creative style with a wide range of styling in her designs. She loves to learn new things, whether this is new workflows or new mediums. Her favourite films are The Twilight Saga.
Aidan Solly - Animator
Aidan is a highly adaptable artist, specializing in digital illustration, animation and 3D. He loves new challenges and is adept at finding new ways to create engaging content. Producing an end result that communicates a brief clearly and effectively is one of his greatest satisfactions, no matter the medium. His favorite films are The Departed and Moulin Rouge.