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Axel Ortiz

Axel Ortiz

Axel was born and raised in the greater Los Angeles area. Was a cub scout and a boy scout back when he was a young lad. He also liked to doodle and be creative throughout his childhood into adulthood. He attended the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and has been working professionally in [...]

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Bobby Chiu Creative Director

Bobby Chiu Creative Director

Back by popular demand, this icon of the industry will be exhibiting and also teaching an amazing workshop and demonstrating live all weekend. Thank you Bobby for sharing your talent with us this year. We can’t wait!! . Bobby Chiu is a Toronto-based artist and the founder of Imaginism Studios. He is known for his [...]

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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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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 [...]

Studios

Riot Games

Riot Games

  Riot Games was established in 2006 by entrepreneurial gamers who believe that player-focused game development can result in great games. In 2009, Riot released its debut title League of Legends to critical and player acclaim. As the most played online PC game in the world, over 32 million play every month. Players form the [...]

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Stephanie        Laberis Illustrator & Character Designer

Stephanie Laberis Illustrator & Character Designer

We would like to welcome back to CTN the incredibly talented character designer Stephanie Laberis. She is bringing her latest and greatest books and prints, unique felted sculptures and stop-motion puppets and will be conducting portfolio critiques. Stephanie Laberis is a character designer and illustrator residing in El Cerrito, CA. Her background is in games [...]