Friday, April 24, 2009

Summer 2009 Schedule coming soon~!!

Hi Everyone,

I just got back in town last night and wanted to let you know our new Summer 09 schedule is coming very soon.

The first day of Summer term will start on Friday, June 5th, 2009.

Enrollment will officially start on May 1st
, or as soon as you receive our schedule through e-mail (for mailing list students). To be added on our mailing list, you can simply send your request e-mail to

Here is a sneak peek on our upcoming workshops next term:

Robert Kondo
- Set Art Director from Pixar Animation (Ratatouille) - June 27th
Moby Francke - Art Director from Valve (Team Fortress 2) - July 11
Bryan Wynia - Character Artist from Naughty Dog (Drake's Fortune 2) - Aug 1 & 8
Nathan Fowkes - Visual Development Artist from Dreamworks (Prince of Egypt) - Aug 22

Laguna Special Fall Workshop - coming up on Sept 26th & 27th. Stay tuned~!!

Here are a couple of new and returning instructors:

Carlo Arellano
- Entertainment Projects (Sunday 2~5PM)
Darren Quach - Vehicle & Mechs (Saturday 7:30 ~10:30PM)
James Hegedus*** - Production Illustration for Film (Thursday 7:30~10:30PM)

(*** James Hegedus have worked on numerous film productions such as Forest Gump, Terminator 4, Shrek, Monster House, Rocketeer, Rain Man, Mars Attack and many more)

Thanks for your time and have a great weekend~!!
Kevin Chen

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Keystone Game Studio - Art Director Opening in Taiwan

In case there are any Art Director interested. Keystone studio in Taiwan is looking for an Art Director for their project. For more information, you can visit their site at:

Job Listings:

This might be a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in traveling and working abroad.


Junction Point/Disney Interactive Studios - Concept Artist Opening

Junction Point studio is a game studio located in Austin Texas. It was founded by Warren Spector and is a part of Disney Interactive Studio since 2007.

Currently they are looking for a 16 month contract concept artist to work full time at their Austin office with possible permanency after the contract expires.

Here is their website and current job listings:

To summit, send your resume or questions to:

Friday, April 3, 2009

Kazu Kibuishi Graphic Narrative Workshop on April 18th ~ May 16th !!

Kazu Kibuishi, creator of Amulet, Daisy Kutter and Flight Comics is teaching a 5 week Graphic Narrative course at Gallery Nucleus from April 18 ~ May 16, 2009 (9AM~12PM).

This is a great workshop for anyone interested in story development or creating their own project.

For all current students of Concept Design Academy, Nucleus is offering a special $50 discount toward the course. (Just show them your spring 2009 term receipt as proof)

Basically you get the $500 class for $450.

For more info, you can visit Gallery Nucleus website at:

For more info on Kazu's work, you can visit his blog at:

Space is limited, so RSVP soon while spaces are available.

Kevin Chen