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Become a Better Game Artist: Think Like a Game Designer

Saturday, August 19th, 2017 | Posted by Jim Thacker

Become a Better Game Artist: How to Think Like a Game Designer by Gnomon

Watch Gnomon’s Become a Better Game Artist: How to Think Like a Game Designer on Livestream.com. Being a successful game artist means more than being just a talented visual designer. On August 24th, three lead artists from Insomniac Games will open a discussion at the Gnomon School of Visual Effects that will break down the stigma of artists feeling removed from game design.

 
Being a successful game artist means more than just being visually talented – which is why a free event at Gnomon’s Hollywood campus next Thursday aims to help you think like a game designer.

The session, presented by lead artists from Ratchet & Clank and Spider-Man developer Insomniac Games, will also be broadcast worldwide on Livestream. You can watch along at home via the player above.

Essential careers advice for games artists of all levels of experience
Over the course of two hours, lead character artist Gavin Goulden and lead environment artist Jason Hickey will explain how understanding the process of how games are created will help in your art career.

As well as technical aspects of game design, Goulden and Hickey will explain how understanding the intent of gameplay and story help make you a better decision-maker and team leader.

For those hoping to break into the industry, the panelists will also explain what companies like Insomniac Games look for in candidates and offer portfolio advice.

For more experienced artists, there will be tips on how to work better as part of a team, as well as how to remain focused on the end goal of a project while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

The panel will be moderated and audience participation is encouraged.

Free to attend, but register online in advance
Become a Better Game Artist: How to Think Like a Game Designer takes place at Gnomon’s Hollywood campus from 7.30-9.30pm on Thursday 24 August 2017. The event is free, but you’ll need to register online.

If you can’t make it to LA, you can also watch the event on Gnomon’s Livestream or YouTube channels. You don’t need to register to watch the stream, and can ask questions on Twitter using the hashtag #gnomon.

Read more about Become a Better Game Artist: How to Think Like a Game Designer on Gnomon’s site

 
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