NEW YORK CITY — Framestore (www.framestore.com) has hired design director Ian Bradley, who will be based out of the company’s New York office. He brings over 12 years of industry experience, having worked on a range of projects at The Mill, Method, Psyop, McCann Worldgroup, AKQA, and 360i.
Bradley’s roles have ranged from concept artist across cinematic, commercial, gaming and AR experiences; illustrator and character designer for children’s entertainment; front-end interactive Web design and development; and even UX and UI designer for devices and applications created for non-verbal children with cerebral palsy and autism. He most recently directed Magic Leap’s Mixed Reality home screen, as well as Accor Hotels’ biometric data-driven installation experience. He has also created concept art for a range of film and advertising projects, including the Spider-Man: Homecoming title sequence, and 2017’s fully CG anthem spot for the US Marines.
His appointment at Framestore will help to grow the department in New York and lay the groundwork for a flexible design team to develop creative across 2D, 3D, AR, VR and experiential projects.
“Getting the chance to direct alongside a team that crafted so many of the incredible visual experiences I learned from as a concept artist is amazing,” says Bradley. “The immense, prolific artistic legacy behind Framestore puts us in the perfect position to define the next generation of storytelling. Our goal at the New York office is to usher in a creative culture centered around hybrid talent that can invent the design solutions needed for the rapidly evolving canvases, technologies and aesthetics that surround us.”