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The Number One Educational Resource for the Game Industry

Session Name: Art Direction Summit: Artist vs. Manager
Speaker(s): Kacper Niepoklczycki
Company Name(s): CD PROJEKT RED
Track / Format: Art Direction Summit

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Overview: For many artists, the vision of becoming a Leader or Art Director is viewed as the end of creative work. In this talk, Kacper Niepoklczycki, Lead Environment Artist at CD PROJEKT RED, shares his experiences as a Lead Environment Artist working on two huge AAA projects: The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077. He dives into the pros and cons of leading a team, from the artist point-of-view. Kacper goes through solutions on how to feed creative hunger while being a lead, showing attendees the big picture of leading a team, and all the effort that goes into this role. The goal is to provide enough information to understand if going into management career path is the right fit for you.

Game Developers Conference 2023

Kacper Niepoklczycki


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Art Direction Summit

Visual Arts