February 14, 2020

What it's like to be a Concept Artist: Interview with Tyler James

Award-winning Concept Artist, Illustrator and CG Spectrum Mentor, Tyler James shares advice on how to become a Concept Artist. Tyler's got some serious street cred having worked...

February 12, 2020

Ubisoft Video Game Programmer Firas Hosn Talks Jobs and The Future of Video Game AI

AI Game Programmer Firas Hosn knew early on that the future was in his hands. The Game Boy he got for his eighth birthday was his introduction to the wonderful world of gaming,...

January 22, 2020

What Is 3D Texturing?

What does a 3D Texture Artist do? A 3D Texture Artist creates stylized or natural textures and materials that are then applied to 3D models and environments in games, films, or TV...

January 15, 2020

How Hamzeh Alkailani Became a VFX Compositor Against All Odds

Hamzeh Alkailani has faced extraordinary odds in his lifetime. More than most of us could imagine. But with determination and unyielding hope, sprinkled with a bit of good...

January 10, 2020

Beyond Concept Art School: Alumni Interview with Christine Pagaduan

Christine Pagaduan took CG Spectrum's Introduction to Concept Art and Illustration course and now gets to create environment concepts for games for a living. Christine shares her...

January 8, 2020

Becoming a Compositor for Film: Alumni Interview With Alan Robinson

Since graduating from CG Spectrum's online VFX Compositing course, Alan has worked on some pretty cool projects such as Catherine the Great, The Irishman, and Cats. He talks about...

October 31, 2019

CG Spectrum is a Rookies Certified School!

We're proud to announce that CG Spectrum is a certified school through The Rookies!   Rookies Certified Schools are independently reviewed and assessed by invite

October 24, 2019

How Video Games Are Made: The Game Development Process

Want to know how video games are made? This article walks through the video game development process, and in particular, the 'pipeline' – an industry

October 13, 2019

What is Game Design? A Guide to Getting Started in the Games Industry

Game design is an exciting, rewarding and multi-faceted field with promising job prospects. However, being a professional Game Designer can be an incredibly demanding career.

September 24, 2019

Meet The Willoughbys Animator Aniket Natekar

CG Spectrum Alumni and Animator Aniket Natekar recently spoke at LightBox Expo about his latest project at BRON, The Willoughbys. Coming to Netflix in 2020

September 19, 2019

Creating Inclusive Art: Interview with Illustrator Eric Wilkerson

Back when Eric Wilkerson was a kid, something was missing from book store shelves... "When I was growing up there was no representation of any people of color on the covers of...

September 6, 2019

What is Concept Art?

What is concept art? Concept art is a visual representation which tells a story or conveys a certain look. It is commonly used in film