speakers 2022

Join us in August for inspiring talks from leading studios and artists in the design visualization field!

mengyi fan

Mengyi is currently the Director of Visualization at SHoP Architects. She has worked in multiple roles of expertise in the architectural field with a focus on the New York metropolitan area, ranging from lighting design for major infrastructural projects to utilizing social media as an exhibition design tool. For the last 10 years at SHoP Architects, Mengyi has played a role in almost every project at the firm, working closely with partners to use visualization and emerging technology as design tools to realize SHoP’s architectural vision.

geoffrey bell

Geoffrey is an Architect and Senior Associate at SHoP Architects in New York City, researching the transformation of design process through technology, using methods of digital design and delivery, computational design, and interactive visualization. He has worked on numerous award-winning residential, commercial and cultural projects at SHoP, advancing the office’s research and development efforts using a wide range of advanced technologies including VR/AR, robotics, digitization, direct-to-fabrication parametric modeling, and data management.

raffaele micillo

Raffaele is a 3D Artist freelance from Italy who  is passionate about 3d, typography, illustration, design, animation. He is self-taught in computer graphics, has worked for several advertising agencies in his city of Naples, and now his goal is to broaden his horizons and defy the expectations of others and even himself.

ryan wai kin lam

After studying architecture, Ryan has been working as a visual artist for the past 11 years.

Currently, he co-leads the visualisation CG team at Foster + Partners as an Associate Partner. His job scope also includes concept art, editing, film direction and original music composition.

Most of his public works are his personal projects that are done during his spare time. He does a wide range of media from paintings to music videos and short CG films.

He has won several awards which include competitions from CGarchitect and Siggraph.

peter stulz

Coming from the alpine south Peter has a background in architecture. He and his partner Bettina are running xoio, based in Berlin. The team of 14 artists are providing cg-imagery of various kinds, ranging from architecture and future scenarios to product visualisation.

Lately Peter has been picking up personal works again in 2d and 3d medium alike.”

nick denboer

Nick denBoer is an award winning director, animator and digital artist based in Toronto, Canada. He has developed a unique style, combining video remix and animation techniques under his online brand, “Smearballs”. Nick honed his skills working as a writer and bit creator for Conan O’Brien producing and remixing popular culture segments for the show. His groundbreaking short film “The Chickening” (a poultry-infused remix of Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining”) graced the screens of over 100 film festivals around the world including TIFF and Sundance. Nick’s unmistakable style has found a home in many productions. He has directed and produced award winning ads for Old Spice and KFC, music videos and tour visuals for deadmau5 & Flying Lotus, countless TV shows, films, web and VR projects. Most recently Nick has made a name for himself in the NFT space and has found success selling his own artwork as well as collaborating on groundbreaking NFT projects with the likes of Beeple, Madonna, Eric Andre, and The Wu-Tang Clan.

fergus byrne

Fergus is a co-founder at VMI Studio, a creative technology studio based in London, working globally. Having worked on some of the world’s biggest Real Estate projects, such as Battersea Power Station and produced Experiential content for Sommerset House & the Imperial War Museum, Fergus brings a diverse knowledge based to the conference. Equally Passionate about content as he is business, Fergus continues to push VMI Studio into new technology such as the Metaverse and Web 3.0.

Matthias Zabiegly

Matthias Zabiegly is a veteran 3d artist who has gathered more than two centuries of industry experience. He is currently working as Creative Director at Aixsponza in Munich.

For 20 years Matthias Zabiegly has been spending his workdays sitting in front of a computer, pushing buttons in a 3D program. And even though this is a rather frightening number of years he still feels as ethusiatic about his profession as he did on his very first day. Getting his feet wet as a freelancer for Animationsfabrik and Pictorion das werk he put his rendered pixels on the big cinema screen for a few feature films before diverting into the fast paced and high adrenaline world of commercials. Starting at Aixsponza more than 10 years ago he has worked his way up to become Head-of-3D leading productions for various high profile clients. But even though the job descriptions on his business cards became more and more fancy over the years at heart he’s still that super excited boy who can’t believe he’s doing 3D for a living.

Aixsponza is a medium sized 3D Design Studio located in Munich / Germany. We put a strong emphasis on the Design part of 3D renderings, trying to get the best looking imagery out of all briefings that we get. We develop concepts, get our hands dirty in the story phase, create moods and layouts, pull off the production until the masterfile is ready, compose the music that fits your new visual way of life and we love to geek. The studio likes to work for all kinds of clients and industries and we are proud to have a real diverse portfolio ranging from design gems to technical renderings to trade show backgrounds to art pieces, feature films and streaming shows.


Glamodrama is a digital creative studio focused on architectural visualization based in Paris.
We are not obsessed by photo realism but we’re constantly searching the stories into the third dimension with a graphic touch.
Our dualism holds the glamour of sparkling things and the mystical darkness of the drama.

And you, are you glamour or drama?

elle fowler

Elle is a multi-disciplinary designer and visualiser based in London.

She studied her undergraduate degree in design at Goldsmiths University in London. Her practice focused on spatial design and visualization questioning aesthetic choices and ergonomic success in architectural spaces.

Following industry experience she then studied a master in architectural visualization at University of Kent.

Elle is currently working at assembly studios as a CG artist developing her knowledge and technical skills within the Visualization industry.

She is excited to explore how the correlation of 3D technology and visualization will evolve within spatial design and how it could aid and improve aesthetic choices and ergonomic design in the future.


Giada is an Italian Architect with a Master Degree and a Postgraduate Master in Digital Architecture MADI, completed in 2017 at the Architecture University IUAV or Venice, Italy.

Her passion for Computer Graphics started growing across her Architecture studies until she realised she wanted to become a CG Artist and she moved to London to start her career in Archviz. She’s now a Senior CG Artist at Assembly Studios.

She’s very passionate about art, design and photography and she enjoys compositing lighting and post-producing images. As a proper Italian, she’s also very loud and chatty which makes her the perfect speaker for talks and presentations.

Monika Butkute

Monika Butkute, Lithuanian born – London based CG Artist.

Inspired by nature and the study of art philosophy. She is interested in the interpretation and expression of form and believes that 3D has a profoundly communicative growing voice in our society.

She joined Assembly in 2019 where she has been working since.

Davide Chincoli

Davide is an Italian Architect graduated in 2020 with a bachelor and a master degree in Architecture Sciences from the Swiss Architecture Academy of Mendrisio, Switzerland.

After dwelling for a little while in the profession, he went on to take a 2nd level Master degree in Digital Architecture at the Architecture University of Venice in 2021.

Now a full time CG Artist, Davide enjoys visualizing mostly exterior scenes for clients and spacey stuff for himself.

Fabian Oberhammer

Fabian Oberhammer, also known as “The Dizzy Viper” is a 24 year old 3D visual artist from Italy. He has been creating one artwork every single day for the past 5.5 Years reaching over 2,000 unique handcrafted artworks and has inspired thousands of young aspiring artists in the process. He also worked on many great projects since, including the tourvisuals of musicians such as Skrillex and Excision and festivals including Tomorrowland. Fabian has been active and successful in the NFT space since early 2021.