instructor profiles Patrick Ballesteros
"A passion for creating art that brings you back to being a kid."
Patrick Ballesteros is a designer based in Los Angeles, California. He works as a freelance illustrator/concept artist for the film, game, and animation industries. He also conducts workshops, guest speak, and teaches at the Concept Design Academy in Pasadena, California. Some of his clients include High Impact Games (Jak and Daxter the Lost Frontier), Magic Pixel Games (Carnival Island),
Daniel Kennedy / Fall 2017
I really liked that Patrick took the time to provide meaningful, helpful, quality feedback on my homework.
Aleksandra Szwejk / Summer 2017
Patrick Ballesteros is a brilliant teacher, who can encourage students in their way to development in a professional and friendly way. He is very open and always ready to help.
Joseph Strandridge / Summer 2017
Fantastic teacher. I really really enjoyed learning from him. Very clear, and patient. Really felt like there was an invested interest in my work.
Cody Rose / Summer 2017
Great at clearly conveying ideas and concepts to the students, even without direct contact or interaction during the lectures.
Randal Evans / Summer 2017
Patrick is awesome, feel honored to learn from him.
Rico Buehler / Summer 2017
Great instructor overall, really appreciate being in his class,--
Kentaro Kameda / Summer 2017
What was great about him was he talks not only about technical things, but also about artists' mindset, which is very important thing.
Angie Avila / Summer 2017
It was great learning from Patrick, i felt confident on my path to becoming a better artist thanks to his encouragement and guidance.
Caleb Gibson / Spring 2017
-- I'm thoroughly pleased with the feedback and instruction Patrick offered. Every once in a while, I'd check out his feedback to other students. He doesn't give out canned and generalized feedback. He seems to be aware of where each student is developmentally, and offers critiques that are most useful to them. I was really hesitant about shelling this much cash out for a class, but I now feel like it was money well spent. You da man, Pat!
Lea Cawelius / Spring 2017
Mr. Ballesteros is a very friendly and competent teacher.
Aaron Bartholomew / Spring 2017
Patrick was an excellent instructor, learned a lot from him! --
Jake Bender/ Spring 2017
I think Patrick does a great job with this course. Even though he has taught this extensively, his enthusiasm for the course and our success was present in every Q&A. As this was my first course with CGMA, I did not know what to expect, but if Patrick represents the caliber of instructors at CGMA I look forward to my next course.
Brandon Cruz / Spring 2017
Mr. Ballesteros is a great instructor who consistently provides concise, meaningful feedback. I would recommend his course to anyone looking to improve his or her sketching ability.
Arthur Hargrave/ Spring 2017
Patrick provided great feedback. --
Ka Yin Lee / Winter 2017
Patrick is an excellent instructor. He gives clear instructions and feedback. Everything he pointed out during the feedback was valuable. He has been very inspiring throughout the course. I really enjoyed his class and has learned a lot from it. I look forward to take his class again in the future.