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Working as a freelance concept artist for Visual Development

This circle will focus on building a versatile career in and out of film. We will focus on building a solid portfolio and how to establish yourself in different specialties with different clients. An in-depth look at live-action, animation (CG, 2D, stop-motion), video games, advertising, architecture, costume/creative design, and comics.

Discussion topics to include:

  • Portfolio review
  • Professional Practice
  • Work life balance
  • Research for visual development and story

Ideally candidates will submit portfolios & bios so that the group will have complimentary skills.

Mentee Criteria

Experience Level:
1-3 Years
3-5 Years
5+ Years

Meeting Times & Dates

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

Times Per Month:  Twice per month

Dates:  Sundays

Meeting Times:  12pm EST

Circle Leader

Vicki Pui

I have been a freelance concept and storyboard artist for 20 years. Currently on a Marvel production, some of my previous credits include Black Panther, Nightmare Alley, Crimson Peak, Thor Ragnarok, Pacific Rim, Spiderman: Homecoming, Godzilla, Suicide Squad, and Peter Pan & Wendy. Projects out of film: presentations for the permanent dinosaur exhibit for the Smithsonian, Metropolitan Museum of Art’s new Afro-futurism exhibit, in game cinematics for Vivendi Games, a Beyonce Music Video, and I will be joining the design team for an upcoming Las Vegas theatre production.

Title/Expertise:  Concept Artist

Company:  Marvel

Location:  Montreal, CAN

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