VFX company OKAY STUDIO has hired Colourist Ruth Wardell.

She joins from Electric Theatre Collective and will work alongside senior colourist Stef Colosi.

Wardell cut her teeth at The Look before joining Electric Theatre Collective in 2015. Starting in the DMC department, she  was promoted to Colour Assist after  six months before beiong promoted to Colourist in 2019 after winning Best Colourist at the Ibiza Music Video Awards 2018 for Q-Tip’s promo ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (feat. Demi Lovato)’.

She has worked with brands including Nike, Gucci, and Adidas – as well as working regularly with directors such as Bradley & Pablo, Jess Kohl, and Hector Dockrill. In addition to her commercial work, her portfolio includes music videos for Sam Smith, Mabel, and Jorja Smith.

Ruth Wardell comments: “I’m really looking forward to joining the team at OKAY STUDIO – I’m a big fan of the company ethos and approach. OKAY are an ambitious team, consistently creating bigger and better work and I’m excited to be a part of this wonderful team.”

OKAY STUDIO Co-Founder Nikolaj Belzer adds: “We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Ruth at OKAY STUDIO and are excited to help her continue to grow her reputation as one of the most talented colourists around. Her decision to join OKAY highlights the increasing profile of the work we do here and we can’t wait to have her drive and infectious enthusiasm contribute to our team in East London. We couldn’t think of a better way to start the new school year!”

Jon Creamer