This mentorship is designed to be tailored to each student’s goals and challenges as character designers, and to help each student build a stronger, more professional character design portfolio. Through one-on-one mentoring over a series of group sessions and lectures, the instructor will work with students to refine their existing work, design new characters, explore style and shape language, and ultimately create a cohesive body of work for their portfolios and future projects. In preparation for the first live session, students will submit their most up-to-date portfolios during the orientation period of the course.
NOTE: Course outline for each instructor may be different; for specific outline information, please select the instructor and click on “Request Syllabus” below.
Bill Robinson is a character designer and illustrator based in Los Angeles. For the last three years he has been the Lead Character Designer on Boss Baby: Back in Business at Dreamworks TV. Bill has also worked in feature film for Netflix, Warner Bros, and Sony Pictures Animation. His TV work involves character design for Disney Jr’s Puppy Dog Pals, as well as projects for Cartoon Network, WB, and Duncan Studio. He has also illustrated over twelve books for children and worked with clients that include Disney, Henson, Universal, Penguin Random House and Little Brown Books. He can also regularly be found at comic conventions like San Diego Comic Con and CTN, where he sells his books and artwork.
Sam Nassour is an Art Director and a Visual Development Artist in the animation and games industries, with experience of working with studios like Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Netflix Animation and currently Rovio Entertainment.
He loves visual storytelling and creating his own character design and illustration ideas in his spare time, besides working on personal projects like writing and creating a graphic novel.
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He’s been very informative and was accommodating. Easy to follow, solid feedback and lectures made me think outside of the box.
He was always very encouraging but also offered great draw-overs showing potential for growth.
I was very happy how my work came out with the guidance I received!
This course helped me THINK differently as a designer, and I know my work has improved tremendously because of it.
Bill was a really great mentor with a lot of experience at his disposal. Watching him draw was really incredible too. Seeing the way another artist works and how they choose to tackle a design is seriously so helpful.
Receive personal individual feedback on all submitted assignments from the industry’s best artist.
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