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Brett 2D Bean

Brett “2D” Bean Character Designer & Visual Development Artist After asking to be a drummer to his mother at an early age, Brett Bean was handed a piece of paper and a pencil because it was, “much more quiet.” Unbeknownst to his mother and her simple gesture of headache reduction methodology, she spurred on the career of [...]

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Brian Ajhar Character Designer/illustrator

Brian Ajhar Character Designer/illustrator

Come visit Brian Ajhar’s booth at this years CTN Expo ! The 2013 event will be Brian’s fourth consecutive year exhibiting his illustrations, character designs, signed books and prints. Signed books come with a personalized drawing and are available at Brian’s table. I’m looking forward to meeting you all at this years Expo !  Brian [...]

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Cedric Hohnstadt: Pose Drawing Sparkbook, Be Your Own Boss

Cedric Hohnstadt: Pose Drawing Sparkbook, Be Your Own Boss

Workshop: Be Your Own Boss – Freelancing Tips and Tricks Sat. Nov. 16, 4:00-4:45pm In the current economy more and more companies are hiring artists as freelancers. Unfortunately many talented people wind up earning less than they could, or miss out on opportunities altogether, because they haven’t learned about the business side of being an artist. Cedric Hohnstadt [...]

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Chris Ayers Character Designer/Head Zookeeper

Chris Ayers Character Designer/Head Zookeeper

Chris Ayers grew up in Minnesota surrounded by a family and community that encouraged his many creative endeavors and provided ample fuel for his imagination. After studying art in college he packed his small car to the ceiling and headed west to Hollywood to pursue his lifelong dream of working in the movies. He had [...]

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David Cardenas- Illustrator/Character Designer/ Visual Development Artist

David Cardenas- Illustrator/Character Designer/ Visual Development Artist

David Cardenas is an Illustrator/Character Designer/Visual Development Artist who recently graduated from The Fashion Institute of Technology with a BFA in Illustration. David loves animals, eating way too much and drawing way too late into the night. He can often be found not sleeping in front of his computer while drawing with several pretzels in [...]

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Florian Satzinger

Florian Satzinger

CTN is thrilled to welcome back by popular demand the incredible character designer from Austria, Florian Satzinger. Florian will be demonstrating live and sharing his talent in our Creator Conversation sessions all weekend. Florian is also the official designer of the CTN Early Bird and “Where are you coming from?” Contest icons. . . . [...]

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Gillian Reid Character Designer

Gillian Reid Character Designer

Gillian Reid is a character designer based in London, UK. She has been working in the animation industry for 5 years, working her way through as an animator, cleanup artist and illustrator. She has been successfully working freelance as a character designer for 2 years and is loving every moment of it! When she’s not [...]

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MinoMiyabi (T-30 @ CTNX 2013)

MinoMiyabi (T-30 @ CTNX 2013)

  MinoMiyabi is an illustrator focusing on character design and storytelling. Based on his background of science, MinoMiyabi graduated from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, with an MFA in animation. After his career at SPRITE Animation Studios as animator/layout artist, he started his own business in Los Angeles as a freelancer in the relating [...]