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Art Direction Summit: Artist vs. Manager


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.

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