We are vrisch

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

Who We Are

We are a VR and AR production company from Vienna, Austria. We plan, design, and produce immersive content for enterprises and institutions around the world using virtual and augmented reality as an approach to creative digital transformation.

We are dreamers as much as we are doers. We are as curious as we are ambitious, and at the heart of each of our projects lies the strategy of helping humans understand the world beyond the abilities of their physical bodies. We’re not trying to replace the real world. We enhance it.

Being born in Vienna, a city internationally famous for shaping the minds of artists and intellectuals throughout history, vrisch represents a unique, down to earth, yet imaginative approach in everything it creates.

For us, innovation is only meaningful when it’s human-centered. And quality is our trademark.

Without a community, there are no socially meaningful experiences. This is why vrisch is also an active member of XRVienna, Vienna’s first and Austria’s biggest community for XR professionals and enthusiasts, offering expertise through keynote talks, sponsorships, panel discussions, and experience corners.

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 has been involved in the film and advertising industry as a VFX/Motion Graphics artist in Vienna, Munich, and Barcelona for clients like Red Bull, AMA, Royal Caribbean, Novartis, and SEAT, adding VR to his work in 2013. In 2013, he founded vrisch, which became the first content production company in Vienna solely dedicated to creating immersive experiences. Axel’s superpower? Imagine a deer hunter sitting behind a bush while the seasons change behind him in a hyperlapse. This is what his enduring patience, focus, and perseverance look like.

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

Creative Assistant

Sabine Trettensteiner-Schuff

Creative Assistant

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.

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?

Jennifer Biechele

Senior Project Manager

Jennifer Biechele

Senior Project Manager

Jennifer is vrisch’s senior project manager. She studied Multimedia Arts and Digital Media Technologies in London and St. Pölten. With over 16 years of experience in the conception and management of ICT projects, her focus lies on digital content creation and IT development. After several years as Head of Marketing & PR of an international software company, she joined the research department of the Institute for Creative\Media/Technologies at the University of Applied Sciences of St. Pölten, where she examined the future of VR and immersive storytelling and developed interactive, mobile 360º applications for edutainment and marketing. And as if that wasn't enough, she is also a well-known disco DJ!

Daniel Rachnaev

Production Manager

Daniel Rachnaev

Production Manager

Daniel is vrisch’s Production Manager. 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 again to Vienna to finish his second study in film. He is working in the film industry (film, television, and advertising) since 2013, mostly in production but he also writes and directs due to his affection for storytelling. Just to complete his creative streak: Daniel took several acting classes and he is also a passionate photographer. His funny side? No matter what the situation might be, he can always tell you an inappropriate joke and loves to catch criminals at night in a bat suit.

Khrystyna Vasylevska

Science Advisor

Khrystyna Vasylevska

Science Advisor

Khrystyna is vrisch’s 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.

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