Instructors

A school is truly defined by its faculty and curriculum:
A computer lab alone does not make a digital
media program.

A truly comprehensive program is brought to life by instructors who are respected members of their field. As no one person can master every aspect of visual effects production, experienced individuals who each have their own areas of expertise teach our courses.

Here are some of the Film, Game, and Broadcast Television studios that our instructors come from:

Sony ImageworksActivisionBlizzardPixarDreamWorksDigital Domian

Alex Alvarez

Creature Development Artist; CEO/President of Gnomon

Jonah Austin

Freelance Animator and Rigger

Yakov Baytler

Visual Effects Artist

David Breaux

Freelance Senior Animator

Tu Bui

Matte Painter and Concept Artist

Alex Cancado

2D Supervisor at Luma Pictures

Jessica Canter

Senior Surfacing Artist at Dreamworks Animation

Luis Cayo

Freelance VFX Artist and
CG Generalist

James Chung

Concept Artist at EA

Michael Colburn

Digital Painter and Compositor
at Stereo D

J.C. Cornwell

Director of Training & Artist Development at Sony Pictures Imageworks

Michael Cuevas

Senior Animator at SCEA
Santa Monica

Max Dayan

3D Modeler, Associate Director of Technology at Gnomon

Mark Dedecker

Character Artist, Associate Director Modeling and Texturing/Animation at Gnomon

Eric Deuel

Animator

Stephen Delalla

CG Lighter and Look Dev Artist
at Psyop

Greg Downing

Lighting Technical Director and
Co-founder of xRez Studio

Jason Dunn

Matte Painter and Concept Artist

Fred Durand

Lead Lighting Artist

Chris Eckardt

CG Supervisor at Framestore

Craig Elliott

Freelance Visual Development Artist and Illustrator

Devon Fay

Environment Artist at
Neversoft Entertainment

Jonathan Feldman

Freelance Modeler and Texture Artist

Rafael Grassetti

Senior Character Artist at Sony
Santa Monica

Martin Hall

Compositing Supervisor at
Look Effects

Phil Holland

Digital Imaging Specialist

Kevin Hudson

Asset Artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios

JD Imhof

CG Lead at EVOX Images

Geoffrey Kater

Owner/Designer/Director of
S4 Studios, LLC

Eric Keller

Freelance Visual Effects Artist

Jared Krichevsky

CG Generalist and Designer at The Aaron Sims Company

Darrin Krumweide

3D Modeler, CAO/Director at Gnomon

Songgu Kwon

Freelance Character Designer, Comic Book Writer and Illustrator

Chris Legaspi

Concept Artist at Cryptic Studios

Aaron Limonick

Concept Artist at Naughty Dog

Jerad Marantz

Freelance Concept Artist and Character Designer

Stephen Mcclure

Freelance Visual Effects Artist
and Animator

Eric Miller

Freelance Visual Effects/Texture Artist, Director of Distance Education/CTO at Gnomon

David Mooy

Freelance Senior Modeler

Kyle Mulqueen

Lead Artist at The
Workshop Entertainment

Ryan Page

Senior Character Animator at Sony Pictures Imageworks

Brian Pohl

Freelance CG Artist and Principal UX Designer at Autodesk

Gil Rimmer

Art Director and Visual Development Artist

James Schauf

3D Modeler at Walt Disney Animation Studios

Joshua James Shaw

Concept Artist at Blur Studio

Jay Shindell

Freelance Visual Effects Artist, Writer/Director

Jason Shum

Senior Animator at Ready At
Dawn Studios

Scott Spencer

Digital Sculptor at Weta Digital

Seth Strong

Animator at Ketchum Labs

JP Targete

Freelance Illustrator and
Concept Artist

Brandon Young

Lead Artist at Blur Studio