CGX 2018 - Speakers & Portfolio reviews

CGX 2018 - Speakers & Portfolio reviews!

Pens & Pixels is bringing 6 professional artist to CGX Ottawa 2018. Each bringing their knowledge and expertise to share with you. Additionally you can sign up for a one on one portfolio with your choice of speaker!

We are super excited to bring a power house team of talent as part of the art track at CGX 2018. Each speaker has year of experience as professional artist in games/film and tv. They will each be sharing their knowledge as concept/vis-dev artists. You can look forward to talks like lessons, industry and career advice, process and more!

We will have 3 speakers each day giving their talks along with time for Q&A. As well, on the Saturday, we will be running a portfolio review night. Each speaker will be available for one on one portfolio reviews.  We have 36 slots open for the reviews so reserve yours now by emailing us at:

* Use the subject header CGX 2018 Portfolio Review, tell us your preferred speaker to have your reviews with and we will book it. There are limited slots per speaker so you may not get your first pick. 

Find out more about each speaker: 


Fred Rambaud is an art director in the video game industry. He has been creating visuals professionally for over a decade and specializes in concept art and visual development for the entertainment industry. 


Victor Mosquera is a Toronto - based artist. Born in Bogota, Colombia. He has created artwork for artist such as Odesza, Dirty Heads and Seven Lions. His List of clients include Ubisoft, Scientific American, Passion Pictures, Tor Books, Orbit books, Volta, 3D total and One Pixel brush among many others.


Abe Taraky is a lead concept designer and illustrator. Although his roots begin in Hamilton Ontario Canada, he is currently working in the film and gaming industries in Los Angeles. His work explores a wide range of mediums, themes and styles, as he has proven to be a resilient and adaptive artist. Abe has contributed on a number of different projects including triple AAA titles like God of War (2018) and feature films like Captain America Civil War, Dr.Strange. You can stay updated on his past and upcoming projects through his website. 


Rachelle Reyes is a Character Designer and Color Stylist at Disney’s TV Animation show Star Vs The Forces is Evil. A Sheridan graduate, she has designed for a wide range of projects including animated development IPs, and video games. 


Art Director at Ubisoft Quebec Dan is an Artist adept at creating 3D Models, textures and graphics for real-time application. As well as a proficiency in conceptual art work, illustration, pre-production, visual development, process/pipeline management, documentation, training and mentoring in video game development. 


Adam Duff is a veteran concept artist, illustrator and designer. This includes (but is not limited to) art direction at Electronic Arts and Vision Globale FX, Artistic Supervisor for Disney's animated TV series, teaching Advanced Concept Art, 2D & 3D. He's been  published in numerous top-selling art magazines such as ImagineFX.

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