Eddy
Adams

Augmenting Realities 👍🏻

Eddy blends whimsy and positivity to foster a worldwide community of creators, tinkerers, and dreamers.

Eddy Adams is a seasoned augmented reality (AR) designer based in sunny Los Angeles. Starting his career as a 3D motion designer in much-less-sunny Seattle, Eddy spent a decade making TV commercials for clients like Amazon, Microsoft, and Ford. Then, in 2019, he stumbled upon a freelance gig that would spark his passion for AR and change his life forever. The transition from 3D to AR was seamless, leading him to quickly begin collaborating with major brands while setting new benchmarks for what is possible in AR. After becoming established in the industry, he created a comprehensive online course for Meta Spark Studio, which was eventually acquired by Meta and incorporated into their official curriculum.

Today, Eddy specializes in crafting cutting-edge AR filters for some truly inspiring clients, utilizing sophisticated 3D techniques to add a level of fidelity not often seen in AR. His roster of clients now includes Apple, Netflix, Balenciaga, Coachella, BMW, Paramount, and more. Across all social media platforms, his work has garnered literally billions of views. While not working on AR filters, Eddy also enjoys giving talks and speaking on panels to help spread the word that augmented reality can be a thrilling and profitable career.

↳ Appearances

2024

Augmented World Expo - Skills for a Lucrative Career in AR

Lenslist - Top TikTok AR Filters in February

Lenslist - Top TikTok AR Filters in January

2023

Curium Magazine - Loving Yourself from Head to Butt

TikTok - Effects of the Week (Cutting-Edge)

Australian XR Festival - Best in AR Filters for Corgi Run

Lenslist - Top TikTok Filters in December

TikTok - Visionary Storyteller Award Nominee at Open House

TikTok - Effects of the Week (Designer Video)

Lenslist - Top TikTok Filters in October

TikTok - Creator Panel at the Product Partnership Summit

Meta Blueprint - AR Masterclass with Eddy Adams

Tubefilter - The Man Beehind One of Tiktok’s Most Viral Effects

TikTok - Effect Creators Making Waves

Mixer - Hosted at BUCK

TechCrunch - TikTok Launches Branded Effects for Marketers

LBCI Lebanon - TikTok Launches a Branded Effects Platform

TikTok - Unleashing Creative Possibilities for Brands

SXSW - How Brands Can Use AR on TikTok

Quantious - Eddy Adams Creator Spotlight

2022

Meta + Samsung - Storytelling in Augmented Reality

Mashable - Article Featuring Tiny Bee

Bustle - Tiny Bee Wants You To Admit Your Worst Decisions

The Tab - Where is ‘And the best part of this plan is’ from?

Go Solo - Augmented Reality Designer - Eddy Adams

2021

Meta - Unpacking AR: Custom Assets

Eastern Washington University - Augmenting Our Realities Talk

Ad World - Building Instagram Filters That Spread Like Wildfire

2020

Lenslist - AR Talks Interview

Instagram Stories - Alok, Steve Aoki, Ultra Music

Lenslist - Top 10 AR Filters of June

Maxon - Featured Work Gallery

Mixer - Hosted at We Are Royale

2019

Mixer - A meetup for modern creatives

Lesterbanks - Eddy Adams Breaking Down His Latest Project

School of Motion - Eddy Adams Mounting Tension

World Creator - Featured Work Gallery

2018

School of Motion - The Freelance Life with Eddy Adams

Lesterbanks - The Freelance Life with Eddy Adams

AE Seattle - The Freelance Life

2017

Lesterbanks - Eddy Adams Shares C4D Bad-assery

C4D Seattle - Cinema 4D Badassery

1988

Birth - Central Washington Hospital

Talks

AWE

Eddy will be speaking about the AR career path at the Augmented World Expo this coming June!

TikTok

Eddy spoke on a panel at TikTok HQ in Los Angeles to discuss how TikTok helps creators grow communities.

TikTok +
SXSW

Eddy and two other creators sat down at SXSW to discuss how we use TikTok to boost our careers in AR.

Photo of Eddy Adams giving a talk

Meta + Samsung

Meta invited Eddy to talk about storytelling in augmented reality at Samsung 837, Samsung's flagship store in New York City.

Meta

Eddy (virtually) sat down with Dan Moller to discuss how he uses custom assets in his work.

Screenshot of a grid of slides from a deck

Eastern Washington University

The Emergent Design course virtually tuned in to learn about how Eddy approaches augmented reality.

Ad World

For his first conference appearance, Eddy recorded a talk dense with live augmented reality effects.

After Effects Seattle

Eddy built a 3D home office to give context to his talk about the benefits of switching to the freelance life.

Cinema 4D Seattle

For his first speaking engagement, Eddy taught a room full of 3D artists tips and tricks for Cinema 4D.