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Solid foundations for successful design
Design pertains to nearly everything. From composition and lighting to the shapes of our characters to the vehicles they travel in. As artists, creatives, and designers, we need be responsible for all these aspects. Good design involves proper planning and organizing in addition to the having the knowledge of the visual design principles to construct it. Over the next 8 weeks there will be lectures on all core design principles as well techniques and approaches of implementing them. Along the way we will learn to create our own style guide, become our own art directors and design some world building, propagating our design aesthetics.
Environment design WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
The more you know, the better.
Unleashing your creativity
Lectures by Tyler Edlin
Tyler Edlin is traditionally trained with a Bachelor of fine arts and certificate of illustration from The Art institute of Boston. Notably he has worked many indie projects like Fall From Heaven and the Therion Saga to the larger productions of Tinkerbells Fairies from Disney Interactive and Chivalry: Medieval Warefare from TornBanner studios. Tyler has worked with studios including Disney Interactive, Hitpoint Studios, Studio Virty's, Fantasy Flight, Paizo Publishing, StarDock Industries, Tornbanner Studios, and Activision.
Lectures by Tyler Edlin
Yves Yumol is a freelance concept artist and art instructor based in Los Angeles, California, working in the entertainment and game industry. He has taught at a variety of private art schools and currently co-instructs at Concept Design Academy in Pasadena, California. In his spare time, he enjoys sketching outdoors and plein-air painting. His clients range from video game and visual FX companies such as Swihart Studios and various indie developers.
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winter TERM Registration
Nov 5, 2019 - Feb 1, 2019
Sarah Lewski / Summer 2017
Hes a great instructor, and the class was really great. I hope i can keep improving from his feedback.
Laurent Sewell / Fall 2017
Tyler was an awesome teacher and very involved with the learning of his students. He answered questions and worked with my skill set. He left great feedback and inspired the class as a whole with the techniques he shared and his really great demonstrations. His lectures were well prepared and his QA sessions were very entertaining, insightful, and also very well prepared. Not only did Tyler do a great job with his art and concepts, he was an exemplary teacher due to his attention to students and preparedness in lectures.
David Fortin / Spring 2017
Amazing teacher. Loved the class. The content was impressive. He worked really hard to give this class and I appreciated my experience.
Xuan-Xabier Huynh / Spring 2017
Tyler showed genuine interest in the student's work during the feedback and Q&As: he always goes the extra mile to help us, with long and detailed critiques, making sure to address all of our points. The lectures were very informative and presented well the class materials.
Natalia Mishchenko / Spring 2017
Great course! Learned so much. And Tyler is an amazing instructor, always trying to help in any way possible.
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