LOS ANGELES — Ian Bradley has joined Carbon’s (https://carbonvfx.com) growing team of designers and directors. The studio has locations in Los Angeles, New York and Chicago. With deep roots in graphic design, Bradley has art directed for key studios across the US, including Nathan Love, Psyop and The Mill. He joins Carbon from Framestore, where he was creative director and head of design.
“I love Ian’s storytelling style,” says Carbon ECD, Liam Chapple. “The characters he creates and the worlds they live in engage the imagination in such a playful way. He knows what it takes to elevate pieces to their highest level. I’m really proud of the work coming out of our design and animation team. Having Ian and his sharply honed design eye join our roster is hugely exciting.”
In his new role, Bradley will focus on designing, developing and directing content for brands and agencies.
“I took the leap from larger studios to Carbon because I can be a part of building something great,” he explains. “They’re passionate about growing an industry-leading animation studio built on a creative culture that fosters artists to create truly inspired work.”
Bradley’s work ranges from commercials and concept art to short films, title sequences, immersive experiences and interactive installations. While working at Perception, he helped craft the mixed media closing credits found in Marvel’s Spider-Man Homecoming. He also design directed HBO’s Game of Thrones VR experiences, including Beyond the Wall and The Dead Must Die. Branded work includes campaigns for Amazon, Apple, Google, Twitter, Magic Leap, Marvel Studios and Microsoft. At Carbon, he will focus on continuing their 2D and 3D character-driven work, and cultivating an environment that not only attracts top talent, but keeps them fulfilled, growing and evolving.