instructor profiles Brett Bean
“Be happy with how far you’ve come but not satisfied with where you’re at.”
After asking to be a drummer to his mother at an early age, Brett Bean was handed a piece of paper and a pencil because, It was more quiet, thus starting his slow descent into the seedy underbelly known as character design and visual development. Since those fateful years he's contributed to Film, TV, games both digital and analog, pitches, manuals, and books. With a passion for travel, caffeine, volleyball, Tom Waits, and speaking in the a 3rd person vernacular, Brett currently free-lances, teaches, and lives with his wife Julie, a brilliant jewelry designer, in Pasadena, CA. His Client list Includes: Disney TV, Nickelodeon, Nerd Corps., Wizards of the Coast, Speakeasy, Space time Studios, Leap Frog, Rumble Inc., Gazillion Entertainment., Wowwee, Imagine FX and More.
Very good instructor, provided clear and useful feedback each week and the QAs were very informative.
Brett: you're awesome! I'd definitely want to join another class in the future.
Brett is an amazing artist and teacher!
Thank you so much, Brett! I learned so much and finally learned how to put the character into characters! Thank you, thank you, thank you for everything!
Brett is an amazing instructor! The way he communicates the information in his lectures is so clear and engaging, and the exercises he gives each week are great for artists of any level. When giving feedback, Brett encourages students to push themselves. This class helps you get out of your comfort zone!