WE ARE AUGMENTED REALITY DESIGN STUDIO
"We are forging the way in AR social experiences as AR is THE modern marketing tool that your brand needs to engage with an ever growing digital audience."
Augmented Reality Design Studio is a small, independent, creative studio founded by Marc Wakefield and his wife Susie Wakefield.
We specialise in creating social AR experiences for SparkAR.
SparkAR is an exciting AR focused platform created by Facebook that enables creators to put fun and engaging AR experiences in the hands of billions of Facebook and Instagram users all over the world.
As an early adopter of the platform since the initial closed beta, Marc has been on board as every new feature has been introduced and he has enjoyed a close relationship with the SparkAR product engineers, designers, managers and partnership team. Because of his deep knowledge and passion for the platform Marc has been invited to speak at various events such as F8 2018 in California, the 2018 SparkAR London Hackathon, Creative House Sao Paulo 2019 as well as other independent events around the world.
We wholeheartedly believe in the SparkAR platform and we are extremely excited to see the transition to wearables within the next five to ten years.
We have been creating augmented reality applications for the best part of a decade but the growth over the last two years is truly amazing. This has been driven by the democratisation of AR because of social networks and the lowered entry barrier for every day users. We are reaching a point of full public awareness because of large brands and independent creators jumping on board and seeing the value of augmented reality.
While AR used to be a bit of a 'hard sell' or a 'nice to have', it is now becoming THE way to increase engagement, customer awareness and sharability, especially now that it can be experienced on the biggest social platforms in the world with no need for external apps! We are truly living in exciting times!
We have worked with market leading SDK's, open source solutions, smaller innovative SDK's as well as ARKit and ARCore. We are confident that we can create the right package for your project and budget whether you are looking for a standalone app or an engaging social experience.
We have created AR experiences for Rock Bands, Film Studios, Toy Companies, Interior Design Firms, Mobile Phone Operators, Book Publishers, Marketing Agencies and Brands, offering a full design and development solution from advice and initial concept creation through to testing and deployment.
We can provide a complete service to an end client via our own resources and network of trusted suppliers/partners and we are also happy to slot in to your team if you just need a SparkAR expert on board for a project!
"We truly believe that Augmented Reality is the next step in the evolution of human interaction with an increasingly digital world."