We are vrisch

We’re not trying to replace the real world. We enhance it.

Who We Are

We are an award-winning VR, AR, and 360 video production company from Vienna, Austria. We specialize in purposeful extended reality (XR) software development and experiences for multiple industries including defense, entertainment, HR, and advertising.

We are community builders.
We are active members of local and international XR communities. We offer resources and expertise through event organizing, keynotes, sponsorships, panel discussions, and experience corners.

We make a difference.
We use the transformative power of immersive technologies to help humans (and ourselves) understand and enjoy the world beyond the abilities of our physical bodies. We are not trying to replace the real world. We enhance it.

Our people

Our team consists of international XR pioneers coming from backgrounds such as digital filmmaking, design, art direction, marketing communications, and software development.

We see ourselves as a group of open-minded cosmopolitans who thrive on diversity. We welcome talents from all walks of life, and we celebrate creativity in any shape or form.

Axel Dietrich

Founder & CEO

Axel Dietrich

Founder & CEO

Axel is the founder and CEO of vrisch, as well as a veteran VR producer. Since 2002, he worked in the film and advertising industry as a VFX/Motion Graphics artist in Vienna, Munich, and Barcelona adding VR to his work in 2013. In 2015, he and his wife Gabriella founded vrisch, Vienna's first content production company solely dedicated to creating immersive experiences. The Wiener Prater, the Red Cross, and the Austrian Armed Forces are some of the institutions that trusted their expertise.

Gabriella Chihan Stanley

Co-founder & Head of Communications

Gabriella Chihan Stanley

Co-founder & Head of Communications

Gabriella is the co-founder and Communications Manager of vrisch, as well as the founder of XRVienna, Vienna’s first XR community. She holds a master's degree in Digital Arts and has been working as a project and communications manager in the field of technology and advertising since 2002, adding VR to her field of work in 2013. Gabriella has recently been selected as one of Europe’s top 20 Women Founders and is also an active member of the Women in Immersive Tech (WiiT) international community. Gabs’ inspiration has 3 main sources: mystical books, archery, and obnoxiously childish jokes.

Sabine Trettensteiner-Schuff

Project Coordinator

Sabine Trettensteiner-Schuff

Project Coordinator

Sabine is vrisch’s creative assistant and mood-lifter extraordinaire. She has a higher school certificate in Business with a bachelor in Theatre, Film, and Media studies and is responsible for a wide variety of administrative tasks, as well as assisting in the creation of concepts, storyboards, and creative narratives. Sabine is also considered vrisch’s biggest advocate for finding any reason to smile and be happy. And there is no one who loves cats more than her.

Daniel Rachnaev

Producer

Daniel Rachnaev

Producer

Daniel is vrisch’s producer. He studied law in Vienna and Athens. After working as a lawyer for a couple of years he decided to follow his passion and go into filmmaking. His new path led him to New York to study filmmaking and back to Vienna to finish his postgraduate in film. He has been working in the film industry since 2013, mostly in production but also writing and directing. He has also taken several acting classes and is a passionate photographer. Currently, he is also a jury member of the Austrian Motion Picture Rating Organization. His funny side? He can always tell you an inappropriate joke and loves to catch criminals at night in a bat suit.

Martin Stegmayer

VFX supervisor

Martin Stegmayer

VFX supervisor

Martin is vrisch’s VFX supervisor. He has been in the VFX industry since 2001, when he started working in 3D animation, compositing, and motion graphics for TV ads. He specialized in compositing for film in 2009 and has worked in London and Vancouver for MPC, Framestore and Digital Domain, where he produced VFX for Hollywood films. He has been supporting vrisch with his knowledge of VFX as well as his new understanding of working on VFX for 360-content since the beginning of 2018. Besides him being a celebrity in our team for finishing an Iron Man race, Martin has the strength and determination of a Klingon warrior and the looks of Captain Picard. Does it get any better?

Khrystyna Vasylevska

Project Manager & XR Advisor

Khrystyna Vasylevska

Project Manager & XR Advisor

Khrystyna is vrisch’s Senior Project Manager and science advisor. After getting a Masters degree in Computer Science with distinction in Ukraine, she started a Ph.D. as a member of the VR research group at TU Wien in 2011. Her research covers perception, interaction, and innovative 3D user interfaces, focusing on real walking in VR. Khrystyna is a master in finding unorthodox solutions to complex challenges, a talent which earned her a number of prizes, scientific publications and extensive media coverage of her work. And what brings inspiration to Khrystina’s bright mind? Asian animation and Chinese martial arts.

Michal Kolasinski

Senior XR Developer

Michal Kolasinski

Senior XR Developer

Michal is responsible for the technical implementation of projects at vrisch. After graduating with honors in communications engineering in 2006, he specialized in interactive computer graphics and has since developed numerous projects in the areas of gaming, development and creation of apps and many other multimedia visualization and presentation forms. Since 2020 he joined the team and dedicates himself passionately and patiently to all the technical solutions that our services help our clients to obtain. His otherwise calm and matter-of-fact character changes surprisingly when he hits his training partner on the nose during boxing, hits the mat during bouldering or sharpens his reflexes during badminton. His favorite sports all start with B. That is a coincidence. Or isn't it?


Calin Talaba

3D Artist & XR Developer

Calin Talaba

3D Artist & XR Developer

Calin is vrisch's 3D Artist and VR Developer. With a background in architecture and a passion for computers and 3D Content Creation, he found his vocation in XR production. While both his work as an architect and his studies at the Technical University of Vienna have greatly contributed to his design skills and creative capabilities, he felt his technical side constantly pulling towards a more digital path. For this reason, he felt right at home when he first started working in the field of XR in 2017 and decided to make it his main professional activity in the coming years. Together with his sidekick, Nox, he's always ready for the next challenge.

Nox

Chief Happiness Officer

Nox

Chief Happiness Officer

Nox is vrisch’s Chief Happiness Officer. From a very early age, he developed a passion for chewing on cartons and making people smile. Born in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, he moved to Vienna following his sidekick Calin’s wish to start a new adventure in that cosmopolitan city.

With each tail wag, he delivers to our team an overflowing amount of joy, fulfillment, and empowerment every single day, transforming vrisch into the perfect work environment.


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