Game Design Summer Intensive

Mr. Ron Padua, a well-known leader in game concept design and storyboard art, shares his expertise and experience in a small classroom environment. Students will receive individual instruction, inspiration and feedback in this exciting “hands-on” class..  The games they create will be on display and demonstrated before the Summer Art Intensive's live performances on July 27th.

The Game Intensive is a great opportunity for students interested in learning more about a career in the video game industry. Through a series of projects, students experience what it is like to be part of a creative studio making designs for a game. Fundamental drawing and design principles specific to this industry are discussed through slide show presentations, lectures, and instructor demonstrations. Students will have a great experience and the lessons learned will empower students to create with greater confidence.

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Ron Padua is a San Diego based Concept Artist. He studied Illustration and Entertainment Design at the Art Center College of Design and began freelancing as a concept designer and storyboard artist for clientele such as The Aspect Ratio, RG/LA, J. Walter Thompson, Blind Visual Propaganda and New Wave Entertainment. He then landed a lead designer position at the Los Angeles based broadcast production company TZLA. Ron worked on network ID's, brands, on-air promos and main titles for companies such as the Sci-fi Channel, Discovery Channel, HBO, ABC, FX channel and Hollywood squares just to name a few. From 2000 to 2011 he worked at Sony Computer Entertainment of America as the Art Director and Lead Concept Artist for Sony's Visual Arts Service group in San Diego developing cinematics for 1st party Playstation Video games and is now currently working as a freelance Commercial artist and CTE instructor for San Diego County of Education.

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