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The Number One Educational Resource for the Game Industry

Session Name: Killer Portfolio or Portfolio Killer Part 1: Advice from Industry Artists
Speaker(s): Greg Foertsch, Alison Kelly, Wyeth Johnson, Shawn Robertson, Gavin Goulden, Darren Bacon, Claire Hummel
Company Name(s): Firaxis Games, Independent, Epic Games, Ghost Story Games, Insomniac Games, 343 Industries, Campo Santo
Track / Format: Game Career Seminar

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Overview: As the game industry has become increasingly competitive, it has also become more difficult for artists to break into the industry and to obtain recognition for their work. There are, however, both positive and negative ways to stand out from the crowd. This panel, which consists of art directors and lead artists from Epic, Firaxis, 343, Ghost Story, and Bungie, will expose portfolio pitfalls and how to avoid them, as well as providing real world examples of how to succeed in getting, and holding, an art director's attention. The panel will also discuss common hiring practices and variations among the studios. The panel will be followed by a 2 hour session for individual portfolio reviews.

GDC 2018

Greg Foertsch

Firaxis Games

Alison Kelly


Wyeth Johnson

Epic Games

Shawn Robertson

Ghost Story Games

Gavin Goulden

Insomniac Games

Darren Bacon

343 Industries

Claire Hummel

Campo Santo

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Game Career Seminar

Game Career / Education