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Art Direction Summit: Big Visuals, Small Budget: Get the Most from a Lean Art Team

Vincent Perea  (Art Director, Possibility Space)

Location: Room 301, South Hall

Date: Tuesday, March 21

Time: 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass

Topic: Visual Arts

Format: Lecture

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

Every indie game needs to have a marquee look that helps it stand out from a sea of other games. But how can you achieve that with a small team? Or with a tight budget? As an art director I have faced similar tough restrictions across my career. I want to share the strategies I take when designing a game's look so it stands out, without requiring a large team or extended production timeline.

This talk is about coming up with clever solutions and working smarter, not harder. I will cover topics like how to prioritize design problems, how to create a usable visual target, and how to build and effectively manage a small team.


With some strategic planning, and careful design focus, you can create a great looking game. Regardless of your team's size.

Intended Audience

First time Art Directors. Artists. Game Designers.