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WE ARE CRAYON

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER / GABE RUSSO

Gabe has been at the helm since joining the Crayon team in 2015. With a background in production, she is dedicated to ensuring Crayon is always producing the finest quality of work and that every experience at our studio is a great one.

Gabe is a hands on EP, who is very much of the opinion that a good studio is based on good people and good relationships. She’s receptive and flexible to the differing needs of clients and willing to chat through any job, no matter how big or small.

STUDIO MANAGER / LILLY COOPER

Shortly after moving down to Melbourne from Byron Bay, Lilly became a member of the Crayon family. As our Studio Manager, she is warm, inviting and courteous and never fails to show visitors to the studio an exceptional time.

COLOURIST / DAN STONEHOUSE

When starting his career at XYZ Studios in 2003, Dan’s passion for images led to him exploring the diverse mediums of photography, design, illustration, compositing and editing. But it was his discovery of colour grading that brought him focus: a discipline with limitless depth and possibilities that complemented his technical abilities and creative instincts perfectly.

As a founding partner of Crayon, Dan has been fundamental to building a business with a reputation for forging supportive relationships with rising creative talents. Dan is trusted by many of Melbourne’s best directors and cinematographers to respectfully bring the best out of their images. Known for his broad knowledge of the worlds of design, film and photography, there is rarely a visual reference that goes unrecognised.

COLOURIST / ABE WYNEN

For the past 4 years, Abe has been freelancing as a colourist, developing his skills and facilitating the visual development of work in the worlds of music video, commercial and indie film. In 2019, Abe launched the next chapter of his career joining Crayon with his own dedicated suite.

So far, Abe’s portfolio of work is a testament to how far he has come as a colourist in general, and a promising glimpse at the direction his work will take in the future.

FOUNDER / TIM KENTLEY

Tim is a hands-on, creative entrepreneur who founded Crayon, XYZ Studios and Wheelbarrow to get the ideas out of his head and into the world. As a painter, designer, animator, film-maker, trouble-maker and thinker, Tim is hard wired to pioneer creative projects that live at the vanguard of invention.

BROTHERS
xyzstudios | wheelbarrow