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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, David Johnson, Wyeth Johnson, Alison Kelly, Shawn Robertson, Steve Scott
Company Name(s): Firaxis Games, Infinityward, Epic Games, Alison Kelly Consulting, Irrational Games, Bungie
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, Irrational 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 three-hour session for individual portfolio reviews.

GDC 2015

Greg Foertsch

Firaxis Games

David Johnson


Wyeth Johnson

Epic Games

Alison Kelly

Alison Kelly Consulting

Shawn Robertson

Irrational Games

Steve Scott


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Game Career Seminar

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