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The Number One Educational Resource for the Game Industry

Session Name: Killer Portfolio or Portfolio Killer: Advice from Industry Artists
Speaker(s): Greg Foertsch, Gavin Goulden, Claire Hummel, Gwen Frey, Magnus Lehmann
Company Name(s): Unannounced, Insomniac Games, Valve, Chump Squad, Riot Games
Track / Format: Student Program

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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 major studios that will help 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.

GDC Summer 2020

Greg Foertsch


Gavin Goulden

Insomniac Games

Claire Hummel


Gwen Frey

Chump Squad

Magnus Lehmann

Riot Games

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Student Program