Design Mentorship | CG Master Academy

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Design Mentorship

An 8 week course teaching students the theory and practice of professional design

Course overview Course overview

Course Overview

Become a stronger designer

In this course students will learn the theory about design and how to conciously apply that theory untill it becomes part of their nature. Everything here has a strong foundation and they will be able to design anything related to an environment as well as their general design practices. Students will learn practices used today in the concept art industry and will gain insight on building a concept art portfolio.

Additionally, this course will be available in its first term at the introductory price of $699.


Course Format:   Standard
Lecture Type:   Pre-recorded
Feedback:   Individual recordings
Duration:   8 weeks
Assignment:   Due each week
Q&A:   Live group sessions (sessions are recorded and available afterwards)
Materials:   Photoshop (or equivalent), Wacom tablet or equivalent, Brush set file will be provided
Skills level:   Intermediate
Prerequisites:   Foundation & Design Program. Students should have strong fundamentals and drawing skills, the students should not be beginners , the homework are designed to build up a strong mindset for iteration.

Design Mentorship WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

What you'll learn

The more you know, the better.

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Get familiar with one another | Design-What is design? | Discuss about what is function and what is design | The advantages and disadvantages of each approach(Design follows function | Function follows Design | Sketching techniques to work with design |Simplicity and readability |Key notes
Big-Medium-Small Theory | Proportions in design-Volume and Space | Review of design structure | Self-critique in design | Key notes
Explain the idea of clusters systems | Creating flow curves | Creating a system blueprint that works | Analyze proportions(size in percentages)| Iteration
Big vs Small-Opposition in design | Exaggeration principles-Dominants and Accents | Discuss about set dressing | Set Dressing factors | Believability of a set
Discussion about reference and design | Creating Moodboards (Notes on how to create a personal library) | Discuss about various types of documents and documentations | Learning to research a topic-How does it work? | Designing something with reference
Discussion about designing with no reference | Visual library and how to grow it | Importance of practice and what is the meaning of sketchbook | Relaxation helps assimilation | Unexisting perfection
How to add detail | Detail systems and curves | Detail - High vs small vs none| Detailed yet simple - How to process detail | Key notes
Brief introduction to iteration systems | Having a systems keeps focus on design | Line Based iteration system | Shape Based Iteration system | Some simple rules not to repeat yourself | Key Notes

Your journey starts here

Hueala Teodor was born and raised in Romania where he studied graphics at the Fine Arts University. His career started in the mobile game industry in 2012, doing freelance until 2013 when he got his first in-house job at a mobile game company. During this time period, he worked on various projects including board games, comics, and doing gallery presentation shows. In 2016 he switched from mobile games to the AAA games industry by joining Ubisoft. Since then, he has worked with multiple top-tier studios, including Blackletter Games, Volta, Blur, Epic Games, Riot, and PsyOp LA. He currently owns a small outsource studio in Bucharest called Arthogs Studio which collaborates with studios around the world.


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Feb 8, 2021 - Apr 26, 2021




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Pricing & Schedule

Even though our courses are the most affordable for the quality of education.

These Finance Options allow you to focus on your goals instead of the barriers that keep you from reaching them.

Employer Reimbursement

Animation Guild CSATTF

Payment Plan

Companies that hire our students

  • Naughty Dog
  • Luma Pictures
  • Google
  • EA Games
  • DreamWorks Animation
  • Blizzard Entertainment

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What makes this learning experience unique?

Personal Feedback

Receive personal individual feedback on all submitted assignments from the industries best artist.

1+ Year Access

Enjoy over 365 days of full course access. This includes all lectures, feedback, and Live Q&A recordings.

Certificate of Completion

Earn a Certificate of Completion when you complete and turn in 80% of course assignments.

Flexible Learning

Learn anywhere, anytime, and at your own pace with our online courses.

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