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Game Career Seminar LIVE: Killer Portfolio or Portfolio Killer Part 1: Advice from Industry Artists

Greg Foertsch  (Art Director, Romero Games)

Rachel Day  (Lead Visual Effects Artist, Bonfire Studios)

Chris Sulzbach  (Lead Character Artist, Zenimax Online Studio)

Gavin Goulden  (Art Director, Insomniac Games)

Date: Friday, July 23

Time: 11:50am - 12:50pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass, Career Development Pass

Topic: Game Career Development

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: I acknowledge GDC 2021 is an all-digital event and commit to participating virtually.

As the game industry has become increasingly competitive, it has also become more difficult for artists to break into the industry and to obtain recognition for their work. There are, however, both positive and negative ways to stand out from the crowd.

This live panel, which consists of art directors and lead artists from major studios that will help expose portfolio pitfalls and how to avoid them, as well as providing real world examples of how to succeed in getting, and holding, an art director's attention. The panel will also discuss common hiring practices and variations among the studios. Ask questions via the chatbox during the live panel broadcast!

The panel will be followed by a multiple hour session for individual portfolio reviews.

Takeaway

Attendees will come away with a better understanding of how to construct a portfolio that will get noticed and help them land their dream job.

Intended Audience

This session is ideal for anyone looking to create a portfolio to break into the industry as a game artist, educators, or those already in the industry looking to make a job change.