In a strategic move to bolster its immersive team, Framestore has brought Manon Dave and Brian Solomon as creative technology directors. Dave joins the London team while Solomon strengthens the New York contingent.
Dave brings a wealth of experience across product design and music, offering a diverse and multifaceted perspective. As a creative director focusing on everything from brand development to immersive installations, Dave has work with clients including Mercedes, HBO, Christian Dior, Magic Leap, Native Instruments, and many web3 and generative AI startups. His endeavors in music have led him to collaborations from co-writing songs for the likes of will.i.am and Idris Elba, to executive producing two albums for U.K. rap sensation Che Lingo. Dave also acts as a music and technology advisor to some of the world’s leading musical artists and is a published songwriter/producer via Universal Music.
Dave said, “I look forward to leveraging the endless possibilities of emerging technologies, including web3 and AI, to extend Framestore’s rich portfolio of work to new audiences.”
Solomon has dedicated his career to mapping uncharted pathways where entertainment technology and the real world blur. Solomon founded the XR team within Meow Wolf where. as creative director, he and his team drove the application of real-time and computer vision technology to enable digital narrative layers within real-life exhibitions that visitors could touch and explore. Throughout his career, Solomon has lent his creative and technical prowess to startups and entertainment brands, including LivingCities.ai, Hexagram, AMC Television Network, Expo 2020 Dubai, and MSG’s Sphere, a technologically advanced entertainment venue.
“The world is craving evolved content that the new wave of modern experiences allow for, and that’s part of what makes me so excited about joining the team at Framestore,” said Solomon. “They’ve demonstrated a unique ability to scale and collaborate in the digital and machine learning realm at an award-winning level, and as new AI and spatial workflows emerge, who better to explore their application than a team renowned for inventing their way through the toughest creative challenges.”
Global head of immersive Karl Woolley said, “I am humbled to have Manon, a multifaceted artist who has been recently appointed as artistic director of TED Tech, and Brian, one of the pioneering creatives of the MSG Sphere, which captivated audiences on a global scale, join our immersive team. I’m excited to witness Manon, Brian, and our creative technologist and resident futurist, Johannes Saam, join forces to shape the very future of technology and storytelling.”