VENUS LABS
XR and visual storytelling studio

XR prototyping: 
From hand-drawn 360 images, through elaborate paper models and dioramas, VR tours and game prototypes, to AR extensions of your projects. Whatever it is, VL will bring it to life, allowing you to preview the final presentation through your phone, HMD or even thorough a web browser.

Visual storytelling:
Need a storyboard for your project? Maybe an impressive pitch for your upcoming XR experience? Or perhaps concept design or an interactive AR walkthrough across your game level? With experience ranging from commercials to feature films, VL can conjure whatever you need and give form to your wildest ideas.

Consultation and advice:
New to the world of XR? Not sure which method would suit your project best? Or perhaps you don’t know where to even begin or what exactly ask for? No worries; we all started at some point. VL provides a full beginner-friendly support, in-depth analysis of your project and help with choosing the most optimal approach.

Design for the metaverse/NFTs:
VL's designs marry imagination with the virtual frontier's technical nuances. Unique parcels will resonate with your vision while built to chosen metaverse's specifications. From conception to the final showcase on your virtual plot, VL guarantees a seamless transition into the digital realm. Need some NFTs while you're at it? No problem. VL can design a high-quality, unique collection with a futuristic vibe that will make a lasting impression. 

 

Discover. Dream. Dare.

Venus Labs - Blueprints of Tomorrow

Examples and explorations

Memory code

Memory code

Main in-house project of VL - a dark, mind-bending cyberpunk adventure developed on Quest 3.

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Urban design

Urban design

A few old-school sketches on equirectangular grid, converted into 360 videos with extra animation.

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Crash Landing

Crash Landing

Testing 3dVista's rich toolset and spatial audio to tell a short, visually rich interactive sci-fi story in 360 degrees.

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AR filmmaking

AR filmmaking

Exploration of AR filmmaking techniques and shot framing using physical miniature sets with CG additions and 3D scanning.

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Alice 01

Alice 01

Utilizing AI and "traditional" CG techniques to create a detailed NFT collection with sci-fi vibe.

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The Pit

The Pit

Short sci-fi game pitch made for MIT course, with AR presentation/game overview in Adobe Aero.

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Space Marine

Space Marine

Exercise in live footage mix with CGI, using AI as as efficient way to generate backgrounds and assets.

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Promo art

Promo art

Various examples of promotional illustrations and concept art, made for commercial and personal projects.

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Process

Custom made XR experience designs are the specialty of Venus Labs. Every creative voyage goes through a number of phases. And though every project is unique, here’s a brief outline of typical pipeline:

Consultation: It all begins with a conversation (no, no need to have it in VR, good old fashioned Zoom is just fine). We’ll explore your needs, vast possibilities in XR, 360 videos or metaverses, and choose the best solutions that will enchance your project, elevate your business and open new opportunities.

Storyboarding/design: Next, we’ll sketch the narrative, using both analog and digital tools. Along the storyboards, I create mood boards and collect reference imagery. Artworks are usually a mixture of 2D and 3D, presenting the final project and its key elements. Need to pitch yur project? Final designs can be put into an eye-catching pitch deck or lookbook (what's the difference? Here is a quick comparison), or even an animated presentation with motion graphics and sound effects.

Physical Prototyping: Sometimes, I go hands-on with paper, clay and wires to model concepts that need a tangible touch before going digital. Although 3D models are easier to share and can be rendered in various ways, physical model can be equally efficient. Together with 360 scan or spherical camera, it helps to visualize the project before going full digital.

3D Layout: Full 3D model of your project, with all the necessary elements, textures and sounds. This is the first time you will be able to preview the whole scene in your HMD or your phone/tablet (depending on the type of project). You will be guided by me through your scene in real time and any adjustments can be quickly implemented, prepping the model for the final refinement.

GUI/interaction Design: Depending on the requirements, I can conceptualize the user interface, focusing on suitable graphics and intuitive interactions to navigate your virtual environment seamlessly. GUI's functionality is typically presented as an animated mock-up, showing what an actual implementation would look like.

Check out my articles regarding VR/AR prototyping, design and storytelling on Medium:

About

Hi there, I’m Adam Kuczek. I’m a freelance designer, illustrator and art director with 15 years of professional experience, having worked on variety of projects, including feature films, indie productions, games, commercials, comics and VR experiences. My recent projects include creating multiple concepts, storyboards, designs and 360 CGI panoramas for emerging metaverses CEEK and SILKS.
 
With Venus Labs, I focus on researching and exploring ways that XR tools (VR, MR and AR) can be used in storytelling, gaming and innovative content presentation. To make sure I stay up-to-date with the ever-changing technology and design solutions, I completed the following certified courses and trainings:

“Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality” - by MIT xPRO
“Certified Virtual Reality (VR) Developer” - by Blockchain Council
“User Experience & Interaction Design for AR/VR/MR/XR” - by Univ. of Michigan
“Generative AI Specialization” - by IBM 
“Creating Virtual Reality (VR) Apps” - by UC San Diego edX
“Metaverse Real Estate” - by School of Distruption

(all certificates available on request)

Contact

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