Meet the team
Our products benefit from the enthusiasm, imagination, and innovation of our friendly and professional team. The pride we take in our work encourages us to continue to improve and advance our efforts to help artists, which in turn means that our products will continue to go from strength to strength.
Tom was twenty-five when he discovered CG on a multimedia course at college. This was back in 1999 and 3dtotal.com has been growing steadily ever since. In the last few years Tom has become very interested in the work that can be done with 3dtotal profits, helping charities such as Cool Earth and Giving What We Can. Environmental topics are of particular interest, from the protection of the rainforests to managing his own small patch of woodland here in the UK.
Simon’s love of books and lifelong interest in art mean that every day he wakes up looking forward to the working day ahead of him. A continual desire to understand and appreciate the content that 3dtotal and Canopy Press publish has led to him trying his hand at many traditional and digital art forms as well as having a go at spoon carving and chair making. When he’s not at work, Simon will be found with his two amazing children, either drawing or building a fort.
Becky started working at Total Towers in 2017 with more than fifteen years of advertising experience under her belt. Originally from the beautiful county of Cornwall, she loves beaches, pasties and – of course – cider. Becky has always had a passion for art and drawing having studied Communications and Art at university, although she rarely finds the time for it nowadays with two young daughters keeping her busy.
Isabel joined the 3dtotal team in 2018, having always loved art but remaining “artistically challenged” herself. She enjoys being able to work closely with 3dtotal’s imprint Canopy Press, and taking advantage of the team’s baking skills.
Samantha joined 3dtotal at the start of a global pandemic, arriving with 12 years of editorial experience and a huge love for books. She edits CDQ magazine as well as keeping the editorial team ticking over and creating all of 3dtotal’s titles. When she’s not working, you’ll find her writing her next album, knitting something cosy, or harassing her two cats for a cuddle.
Marisa graduated from university with an MA in creative digital media with a focus on illustration, and loves to create, look at, and write about art. She has been a full-time member of 3dtotal’s editorial team since 2014, and has now worked on a wide range of publications related to 2D, 3D, and traditional art. She likes books, video games, TV, and music by what Simon calls “gaunt old rock stars.”
With a passion for all aspects of the art, craft, and design world, Sophie was excited to continue her editorial journey as part of such a lovely tight-knit team of creatives. When she’s not losing herself in making or reading a good book, she crafts contemporary art jewellery and sculpture and enjoys frolicking in the local woods with her manic cocker spaniel, Laika.
Having worked as a bookseller, writer, editor, and proofreader, Philippa loves all things books. She enjoys being part of such a creative team and working for a sustainably-minded publisher who cares about the environment. In her spare time she likes reading, writing, crafting, baking, and learning how to make new things.
As well as being 3dtotal’s Publishing Coordinator and customer service point of contact, Adam’s passion lies with the written word. He has written horror and sci-fi novels and short stories, and regularly writes book, film, and TV reviews on his blog.
Fiona has been an Editorial designer ever since she realized she couldn't draw. She has worked with national news papers, International gossip magazines and clients big and small designing all things print. A comic book connoisseur and life long indoor kid, she was delighted to join the 3dtotal team in 2019 and realize her dream of being buried alive under a giant pile of books she has designed herself.
Matt first began his affiliation with 3dtotal towards the end of 2005 when he joined the company as a part-time designer while studying at the local art college. After a stint in Cardiff, Wales, where he completed his degree in Graphic Communication, he returned to Worcester – and the 3dtotal team – to take a full-time position on the design team.
Joe joined the 3dtotal family full-time in 2016. Among the many projects that he works on he enjoys producing and editing videos the most, followed closely by designing some of our latest books. His likes include his record collection, jumping into the VR world and a good pun, but he knows where to draw the line.
After having graduated university studying Creative Media and Graphic Design, Dani continued her journey into the creative world - leading her to 3dtotal, where she works towards producing marketing graphics under the guidance of the design team. When she's not busy working, you can find Dani fully engaged in a book, manga or game - or watching a Studio Ghibli film for the 100th time.
IT Manager & Web Developer
A long-term computer geek, thrilled to be in charge of the SysAdmin/WebDev/IT-dogsbody duties for 3dtotal, and constantly amazed by the outstanding quality of the technology and digital art out there, Tristan wishes that these amazing tools and helpful resources had existed back in 1995 when he was struggling to learn the ropes on DeluxePaint and Imagine 3D on his trusty Commodore Amiga!
No-one really knows where Rob came from. He showed up at the 3dtotal offices one day and just started working. He must be doing okay though because he hasn’t been asked to leave yet; maybe the rest of the staff are too afraid of him? Rob has myriad responsibilities around the office but can frequently be found lost among boxes of anatomy figures in the basement. In his spare time he makes weird multimedia artworks in resin, pottery, and ceramics.
Greg has been designing games since childhood and likes to think he keeps improving. He took a brief break to get a doctorate in psychology but soon decided that bringing people joy was more rewarding than analyzing it. Now he spends his time cooking up games that he thinks will delight people, writing the 3dtotal Games design blog, and occasionally visiting universities to give talks on the subject.