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Patrick Ballesteros

Concept Designer

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"A passion for creating art that brings you back to being a kid."

Patrick Ballesteros is a designer based in Los Angeles, California. He works as a freelance illustrator/concept artist for the film, game, and animation industries. He also conducts workshops, guest speak, and teaches at the Concept Design Academy in Pasadena, California. Some of his clients include High Impact Games (Jak and Daxter the Lost Frontier), Magic Pixel Games (Carnival Island),


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I really liked that Patrick took the time to provide meaningful, helpful, quality feedback on my homework.


Patrick Ballesteros is a brilliant teacher who can encourage students in a professional and friendly way. He is very open and always ready to help.


Fantastic teacher. I really, really enjoyed learning from him. Very clear and patient. Really felt like there was an invested interest in my work.


Great at clearly conveying ideas and concepts to the students, even without direct contact or interaction during the lectures.


It was great learning from Patrick. I feel confident on my path to becoming a better artist thanks to his encouragement and guidance.


I’m thoroughly pleased with the feedback and instruction Patrick offered. Every once in a while, I’d check out his feedback to other students. He doesn’t give out canned and generalized feedback. He seems to be aware of where each student is developmentally, and offers critiques that are most useful to them. This was money well spent. You da man, Pat!


I think Patrick does a great job with this course. Even though he has taught this extensively, his enthusiasm for the course and our success was present in every Q&A. As this was my first course with CGMA, I did not know what to expect, but if Patrick represents the caliber of instructors at CGMA I look forward to my next course.


Mr. Ballesteros is a great instructor who consistently provides concise, meaningful feedback. I would recommend his course to anyone looking to improve his or her sketching ability.


Patrick is an excellent instructor. He gives clear instructions and feedback. Everything he pointed out during the feedback was valuable. He has been very inspiring throughout the course. I really enjoyed his class and has learned a lot from it.