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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, Moby Francke, Gavin Goulden, Claire Hummel, Wyeth Johnson, Alison Kelly
Company Name(s): Independent, Riot Games, Insomniac Games, Valve, Epic Games, Alison Kelly Consulting
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 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, Riot, Valve and Insomniac, 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 2019

Greg Foertsch


Moby Francke

Riot Games

Gavin Goulden

Insomniac Games

Claire Hummel


Wyeth Johnson

Epic Games

Alison Kelly

Alison Kelly Consulting

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Game Career Seminar

Game Career / Education