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Drawing and designing are vital skills, but so are individuality, organization, leadership, generosity, and business acumen. Building a successful career requires constant education, balanced with rest and artistic exploration.
In this circle, we’ll help you hone artistic skills that will make your portfolio as a background artist stand out; but we’ll also go one step further. In addition to artistic skills, we’ll talk about the personal skills that will help you not only land a job, but keep your career thriving.
We will talk about how to:
- Balance your signature style with studio needs.
- Present your work in a way that makes it easy for recruiters and producers to hire you.
- Showcase your leadership ability.
- Communicate authentically and clearly.
- See the big picture as well as specific next steps.
Times Per Month: Twice per month
Meeting Times: Tuesdays, 7pm – 9pm (EST)
Cynthia Ignacio began her career with Walt Disney Feature Animation, where she had the honor of working on several iconic films. She started primarily as a background/environment designer, but often takes a lead/supervisor or art director role. She has also storyboarded, costume-designed, and drawn/color-styled orthographic views of sets and props. Her skillset ranges across theme park projects, feature and television animation, live action, and theatre.
Title/Expertise: Visual Development Artist
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