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Developing a Career as a Visual Development Artist in Live-Action/Animation

Key points we will focus on in our circle:

  • Day to day deliveries as a concept artist or storyboard artist
  • Pitches, scripting, Post-production concept art for VFX
  • Working from home, how to meet deadlines
  • Networking and Professional Practices
  • Portfolio review and research for design
  • Guest speakers (tbd) will expand on alternative fields

TO APPLY: Please submit a link to a portfolios that shows either examples of visual development or storyboarding abilities. Environments, character designs, prop design, storyboards, graphic design, or colour keys.

Mentee Criteria

Experience Level:

1+ Years

Meeting Times & Dates

Please note: Meeting times and dates are subject to change by your Circle Mentor

Times Per Month:  Twice

Dates:  2nd and 4th Tuesdays

Meeting Times: 5-6pm PST / 8-9pm EST

Circle Leader

Vicki Pui

Originally from a classical animation background, Vicki is currently a freelance concept artist for live action feature films.  Previously, she has also worked as a storyboard artist in both animation and live action.

Some of her recent credits include Black Panther 1 & 2, Aquaman, Suicide Squad, Nightmare Alley, Spiderman: Homecoming, Godzilla, Crimson Peak, Thor Ragnarok, and the upcoming Peter Pan & Wendy.  Alternative freelance work, music videos (Beyonce), Smithsonian permanent dinosaur exhibit, and MET afro-futurism exhibit.

Title/Expertise:  Concept Artist

Location:  Toronto

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