About Poplar

At Poplar we provide a platform that makes the production of AR campaigns simple, quick and affordable.

Through the power of AR, we hope to help people transform reality by building a more intuitive and fun world for everyone.

You can start building your own AR experiences right now.

Who we are

We’re a tight-knit team of people crazy about AR and its power to transform the world.

Learning is at the core of everything we do and we are passionate about educating people about AR. We also have a lot of fun trying the latest immersive technologies and we want to share that fun with everyone.

We are strong believers in diversity: it is not only core to our team, but also a core strength of our entire ecosystem: developers, partners and platforms.

David Ripert, CEO & Co-Founder

David is the supreme leader of Poplar, taking care of all the most important business needs, such as getting investment and ensuring everyone’s chocolate cravings are satisfied at all times.

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Laurie Ainley, CTO & Co-Founder

Laurie is the ruler of Poplar’s product roadmap, weaving its web of fate with each passing day. When no one’s watching, he can be found in the back alleyways conversing with the neighbourhood cats.

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Charly Levene, Head of Client Services

Charly works with our clients to help them maximise the full potential of their AR campaigns. A self-professed organisation geek, Charly is always planning her next holiday and, most importantly, the new food she’ll get to try! When she’s not travelling the world, she loves to put her cheese and wine pairing skills to good use.

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Jo Carter, Tech Lead

Jo, our phenomenal Tech Lead, first got into the industry when she joined a company working on an alternate reality game. Now she is leading all things Tech at Poplar Studio, while sustaining her side career as a knitter of cute things and avid gamer. Recently she hosted a stream for charity where she played games for 24 hours straight!

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Priyanka Parmar, Creative Lead

Priyanka is a Slytherin maven with a killer fashion sense and a black belt in selfie-taking. She is our Creative Lead and the main driving force in the creative vision of Poplar.

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Irene Alegre, Product Designer

Irene brings that extra sparkle Poplar needs with her magical designs and considered user journeys. She will also beat you at Cards Against Humanity every time, so watch out!

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Cristina Ferrandez, Marketing Lead

By day, Cristina is the Marketing guru at Poplar and also writes about all things AR for our blog. By night, she works on her novel and watches way too many episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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Ethan Brann, Full Stack Developer

Ethan is our Full Stack Developer, although rumours indicate that he might have a clandestine career as an ‘underground electronic spacey music DJ’. In his spare time he likes to play the drums.

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Anna Maria Turowska, Sales Development Representative

Anna brought the groove to Poplar Studio when she joined us as a Sales Development Representative, after a rockstar career as a dance entrepreneur! Anna is passionate about the important things in life: dogs, travelling and a good Aperol Spritz.

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Hugo King, Junior Account Manager

Hugo is our Junior Account Manager, making sure all our clients are happy. He loves all things culture and can often be heard quoting obscure books or rambling the streets of London like the flaneurs of old.

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Trésor Karera, Business Development Lead

Trésor is Business Development Lead at Poplar Studio, and also our resident food taster – if you need a restaurant recommendation, look no further! When he’s not smashing his sales targets, Trésor likes to read a good book (he is partial to non-fiction) and to go see Tenet for the 50th time.

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Ollie Tyler, AR Developer

Ollie is our AR superstar, bringing his magical AR skills and wisdom to our team, clients and creators. Ever since he joined, the people of Poplar Studio have been terrified of his legendary Jackbox skills. In the evenings you’d usually find him at gigs, but since the pandemic he’s been spending much more quality time with Alberto Clarence the Great, his hamster.

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Carmen Lambrianos, Senior Producer

Carmen has had quite the life journey — from ‘fallen prima ballerina’ to office ping pong champ to hat fashionista to Senior Producer at Poplar Studio. Just try wearing a hat near her and, before you know it, she’ll post about it on her Instagram account @once_upon_a_hat. When she’s not managing projects with top brands, she’s probably off practicing one of her million hobbies, including dressage, fencing, Irish dancing and figure skating.

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Indiya, Box Ripper and Office Dog

Indiya is the pupper-in-chief here at Poplar. If you’re not careful, she will do you a heckin’ blep while you’re not looking, so watch out. 15/10 would pet until eternity. Fan of April Fools day.

If you’d like to get in touch, feel free to contact us now!

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