The Creator Journey- Bridging to the Metaverse
Director of AR Partnerships (He/Him)
Chris Barbour leads Meta's AR Partnerships team, focused on building the augmented reality ecosystem surrounding Meta technologies. Chris helped found Meta's Creative Shop. He started working in AR while leading global digital marketing for adidas.
Metaverse Artist (He/Him)
Dennis Rossiev is a Dubai-based, award-winning metaverse artist and AR engineer whose work has garnered more than 40 billion impressions. An official partner of Meta and Snap, his works have been featured in each company's top 10 AR experiences. He's worked with major brands, museums, and built more than 150 AR experiences.
Tech Artist & Founder (He/Him)
Eugene Soh is a tech artist and founder of Dude Studios, a creative tech studio focused on AR/VR, and Mind Palace, a social enterprise that uses VR to help dementia patients and nursing home residents revisit fond places and explore the world from the comfort and safety of their chairs.
Spatial Designer, Speaker & Consultant (He/Him)
Luke Hurd is an immersive artist, innovator, and experience designer who specializes in the metaverse with VMLY&R and WPP. As one of Meta’s Spark AR Curriculum creators and instructors, he teaches new students on AR, and consults on how to strategize, concept, and create captivating experiences.
Creative Director (She/Her)
Mitsuko Ono is a Japan-based multimedia and AR artist. She has created more than 200 AR effects that have garnered more than 2.4 billion views. Mitsuko has created effects for Meta, Tinder, Miley Cyrus, and Coachella. Mitsuko is a member of the Spark AR Network and was featured by Meta in Spark AR’s top 10 effects.
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