Get To Know: Marcio Rabelo and Ant Hagan!
Intro by Zooppa's Ada Chen
Back in May, our friends at Talenthouse opened a creative brief asking creatives to design an AR filter inspired by Warrior Cats. In a short, two-week period we received almost 100 inspiring and creative designs from our community members!
At the end of the day, the Warrior Cats and Talenthouse team picked 3D artist Marcio Rabelo from Brazil as the selected creator to receive mentorship from our friend and resident AR expert, Ant Hagan of Aug-it! Through the process of integrating Marcio’s 3D face filter design onto the Spark AR platform, we created a little how-to video series that we can’t wait to share with you!
In the meantime, let’s get to know our selected creator and resident AR expert first. Read on to learn more about the two stars of our upcoming How-To: Warrior Cats AR Filter video series, coming to you soon!
Marcio Rabelo is a partially self-taught artist from Brazil. Marcio realized that after a year of experimenting with photography and design, it was time to get serious, so he began to formally take classes in Computer Graphics, eventually graduating in 2016. What started out as a hobby flourished into a career as a 3D artist. Now, Marcio produces work from 3D printing and models to illustrations and animations. An avid learner, he is excited to continue developing his skills with Ant Hagan, an AR Master whose company’s client list includes - Snapchat, Dua Lipa, and Ellie Goulding to name a few.
Hello, my name is Marcio Rabelo and I am a Brazilian freelance 3D Artist. Today, I work in the modeling and texturing of 3D models for small animation studios here in Brazil and outside the country too. I have created numerous works such as pieces for 3d printing, characters for advertising animations, and even medical illustrations that demand a high precision.
"Before starting my career as a 3d Artist, I went through many other professional areas such as an Administrative Assistant and even photographer. I started my studies in 2013 on my own as a self-taught person. In 2014, I started a specialization course in the area of Computer Graphics. Then in 2016, I graduated and I started to dedicate myself exclusively to my portfolio as a 3D artist. After a few months with some good personal work in my luggage, I went on to get my first job as a professional in 2017. Since then, I have worked in the area in which I dreamed so much of."
Ant Hagan of Aug-it!
Aug-it! is a full stack augmented reality design company based in Liverpool UK. Ant Hagan is CEO & founder of the studio which has been building immersive experiences for clients like Warner Music, Universal, Polydor, & Sony working directly with artists like Dua Lipa, Ellie Goulding, Sir Patrick Stewart, 5 Seconds Of Summer & Liam Payne (to name just a few) since early 2018.
Ant started out the company focusing on IOS & Android apps primarily in the event and hospitality industry pioneering some of the UKs first successful augmented reality gaming apps in the event industry for brands like London Wing Fest & drinks brand Southern Comfort. But as social media companies started to grow their interest in AR Ant started working closely with Facebook & Instagram, along with a whole host of new talented AR developers around the world, to help build and shape a new community of AR designers that create many of the most successful AR effects that we see across social media channels like Instagram & Snapchat today.
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