Mhairi is an active member of The Royal Society of Edinburgh’s Young Academy Scotland, The Scottish Institute for Enterprise Scottish Entrepreneurial Academy and a Future Leaders member of Entrepreneurial Scotland. 

Hear more about Mhairi's story at her TEDMED talk here and Pecha Kucha talk here.

"Independent Woman of the Year Award" - Women Ahead Awards 2013


Fraser Murdoch

Head of CGI & Animation

Fraser leads all digital media and animation at the company and is well-connected in the film and animation industry in Scotland. He has been involved with Vivomotion since its inception, working on a freelance basis since he graduated from his master's in Animation and VFX in 2013.  In 2014, he also carried out an internship position with Vivomotion through the Adopt an Intern scheme. In April 2015, he was shortlisted as a finalist in the category of ‘Intern of the Year’ at The Adopt an Intern inaugural awards ceremony. Fraser is a passionate generalist in animation, film and VFX.

Fraser is also an award-winning filmmaker and continues to direct and produce films and works on many film and video productions, including the Golden Globes nominated television drama Outlander. He is very enthusiastic about the mission of Vivomotion and enjoys bringing scientific concepts to life with high quality production in mind.  

Fraser is the founder of Regal Animation, a commercial animation company based in the Regal Theatre. His personal website is

Dr Mhairi Towler

Founder & CEO


Dr. Mhairi Towler, integrates a background in science with animation skills in order to use visual and 3D methodologies to communicate science more effectively.

Mhairi gained a degree in Biochemistry and a PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of Dundee.  She then carried out postdoctoral work, both in San Francisco and Dundee, in varying fields such as cell biology and human physiology.  She was a founder member and Co-chair of the College of Life Sciences Postdoctoral Association. During her time as a postdoc she also completed a postgraduate certificate in teaching and learning in higher education and while studying for this recognised the importance of the visual as a cognitive tool. 

While working as a scientist she became involved in several Sci-Art projects and collaborating with artists gave her an insight into the art world that inspired her and influenced her career aspirations with the ultimate goal of becoming a scientific visualisation practitioner.  She completed a Masters in Animation and Visualisation at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design at the University of Dundee in 2012 in order to pursue this goal. 


The Wider Team



Gary Spiers

Character Modeller & Rigger

Tom Paxton

2D Artist & Animator

Michal Zagorski

Live Filming / Photography


Board of Advisors

Dr. Francesco Rao

Brian McNicoll

Janet Wilkinson

Scott Brady


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