People

Matt Wild
Director
Matt Wild
Director

Matt is the founder of Wild Creations, a Cardiff company creating sculpture, props and displays for a variety of creative industries.

After studying stage management at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, he worked as a set dresser for Doctor Who before starting Wild Creations 11 years ago. Having established a network within the creative community, Matt chose to base Wild Creations in Cardiff to call upon the wealth of talent within the City to work with.

Matt prides himself on Wild Creations' attention to detail, quality of build and realising the weird and the wonderful!

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Samantha Wild
Creative Director
Samantha Wild
Creative Director

Samantha studied ceramics at UWIC in Cardiff and joined Wild Creations in 2011.

Having been with the company since it was small she has first hand experience of all departments within the workshop.

Along with being a talented sculptor this gives her the ability to have an overview across everything technical and creative. As Creative Director Samantha ensures that everything that leaves the workshop is to the high exacting 'Wild Creations' standard.

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Dave Blakemore
Production Manager
Dave Blakemore
Production Manager

Dave joined the company in 2015 and as Production Manager makes sure that Wild Creations runs smoothly. From staffing to stock levels, Dave is in charge of running a tight ship!

Logistics are his strong point and he has planned and installed hundreds of Wild Creations over the years.

Dave's background is theatre and after studying stage management at Rose Bruford he went on to take various productions on tour internationally. What he doesn't know about rigging isn't worth knowing!!

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Jim Elvey
Assistant Production Manager
Jim Elvey
Assistant Production Manager

Jim has freelanced with Wild Creations for several years before taking on the role of Assistant Production Manager.

With a his experience of working in live events and managing a crew, he assists Dave in keeping the workshop running smoothly and loves any opportunity to take his BMX out for a spin in the yard!

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Gareth Wyn Roberts
Project Manager
Gareth Wyn Roberts
Project Manager

Gareth, or 'Bont' as he is more commonly known, comes from a theatre background and is an integral part of the Projects team. His stage management knowledge and expertise makes him well poised to take on theatre, TV and Film projects!

Bont is a Welsh speaker and imparts his knowledge to his team mates with his 'word of the day'!

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Emily Britton
Project Manager
Emily Britton
Project Manager

Emily studied Film and Television Design in Nottingham before working as freelance Prop Maker since 2018. She has recently joined the project management team bringing her in-depth understanding of prop making knowledge to the team, she loves organisation and a good sticky note!

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Rich Andrew
Project Manager
Rich Andrew
Project Manager

Originally starting at wild as a freelance carpenter, Rich comes from a background in Stage management and Technical Theatre from Royal Welsh College with several years of experience on cruise ships and events electrics, he brings some techie knowledge to the project management team.

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Mo Powell
Accounts & Administration
Mo Powell
Accounts & Administration

Mo looks after accounts and administration and as a stickler for detail leaves no stone unturned!

Everything from batteries to the companies accounts, Mo knows where to find it when the rest of us have "man looked!!"

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Ceri Thomas
Creative Supervisor
Ceri Thomas
Creative Supervisor

Ceri has been with the Wild Creations team since 2015 and as prop maker has a wide knowledge of our processes and techniques.

Ceri studied art and product design at the University of Glamorgan and before joining us ran her own coffee shop.

She is famous at Wild Creations for her home baked cakes which all the team benefit from!

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Working on a variety of projects means that no two days are the same

Mark Dupree - Carpentry
Hannah Sylvester
Prop Maker
Hannah Sylvester
Prop Maker

With a background in stop motion animation, Hannah joined Wild Creations in 2016, Hannah approaches her mould making like a scientist ensuring they are made to the highest of standards!

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Mark Dupree
Carpenter
Mark Dupree
Carpenter

After leaving the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Corp, Mark retrained as a carpenter and joined the team in 2015. With a fine eye for detail he is a master craftsman and as a keen bodybuilder he is pretty handy around the workshop!

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David Cushway
Final Assembly Manager
David Cushway
Final Assembly Manager

'Cush' (as we all call him) has over thirty years of working in events and touring productions, including for The Rolling Stones and Ed Sheeran. He has a degree in 3D Design and ceramics and he also has a PHD in Art practice, with exhibitions internationally and nationally.

He is brilliant at running a crew and never goes anywhere without a kettle and tea in his van, just incase.

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James Beauchamp
Carpenter/Fabricator
James Beauchamp
Carpenter/Fabricator

James comes from a background in Fine Art and is also a talented Carpenter and Welder, he can often be found on site, where his varied skill set comes in handy!

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Alex Roberts
Finisher
Alex Roberts
Finisher

Alex comes from a car body shop background and so his attention to detail when fine finishing or spray painting models makes him perfect to work within the finishing department.

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Seb Morgan
Welder & Robot Programmer
Seb Morgan
Welder & Robot Programmer

Seb works within our 'Robot' department. As well as programming and the running our 7-axis robot, he also operates our flat bed cnc machine, laser cutter and the 3D printers.

Seb is a man of many talents including electronics and metalwork. As such he has earned himself the nickname of 'The Wild Creations Swiss Army knife'

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Morgan Williams
Robot Programmer
Morgan Williams
Robot Programmer

Morgan looks after the 'Robot' department which consists of 3D printers, a laser cutter, a flatbed cnc and a 7 axis robot.

Morgan studied Product Design at the University of Bangor and came to Wild Creations on a study placement and has been here since graduating.

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Demetri Christou
Robot Operator
Demetri Christou
Robot Operator

Demetri works in the 'Robot' department which consists of 3D printers, a laser cutter, a flatbed CNC and a 7 axis robot.

Demetri has worked for us as a freelancer whilst studying a degree in Architecture and Planning and after finishing has now joined full time, bringing his architectural knowledge to the team.

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Dom Davies
Carpenter/Fabricator
Dom Davies
Carpenter/Fabricator

Dom had studied Fine Art before moving to study Carpentry at Cardiff Vale College, he has a varied range of skills and is also a talented welder, which is the department he can often be found.

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Ellis Williams
Carpenter/Fabricator
Ellis Williams
Carpenter/Fabricator

Ellis has several years of experience in carpentry and he can often be found working on site, using his problem solving abilities and resourcefulness.

He also has a background in sound engineering which can come in quite useful on occasion!

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Nathan Roberts
Design Supervisor
Nathan Roberts
Design Supervisor

Nathan studied Television and Film set design at the University of South Wales and has been a member of the Wild Creations team for over 5 years. He

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Alan Gouldborne
Design Manager
Alan Gouldborne
Design Manager

Alan has a range of both practical and digital skills which gives him an in-depth understanding of design and fabrication, along with being a talented sculptor. As Design Supervisor, Alan works with the project management team to ensure a clients' brief is translated into a complete working package for the Workshop floor to fabricate.

When he's not in the design studio he can often be found at the climbing wall.

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Sarah Ralphs
Draughtsperson
Sarah Ralphs
Draughtsperson

Sarah has recently joined the design team with a background in architectural design technology, and brings a strong attention to detail to her work.

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Jon Morley
Draughtsperson
Jon Morley
Draughtsperson

Jon has a background in mechanical engineering, and has also worked in automotive aerospace before recently joining the design team.

When not in the office he can often be found on the mountain bike trails.

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