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Poe Tan

Concept Artist and Illustrator

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Igniting his imagination in animation and games.

Poe Tan has worked for Walt Disney Animation Studios, Warner Brothers Animation , Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Fox Animation, Sony, and many others. He has done designs for hit shows Ben10, Rugrats the Movie, Johnny Bravo, He-Man Masters of the Universe and many more. Areas of expertise include background design both relating to animation and game design. Poe has received his MFA in 2014 from Academy of Art and has been teaching at many famous art institutes including Art Center since 2008.


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Absolute Beginners


He always has great advice on how to push assignments beyond what was assigned.


Poe is the best. He really cares about the students, and he will always go into further detail about his critiques if you need him to.


He’s awesome and I learned so much.


Poe Tan is an excellent instructor and always helpful.


A very good instructor who wants students to succeed.


Poe really stimulates the students to do their best and push the students to get out of their comfort zones. Definitely the best teacher I’ve ever had.


Poe was great. He is one of the most knowledgeable teachers I have ever had, and his experience shows through and proves just that.


Brought great energy and pushed us to the best of our ability!