Online Education

Game Character Academy is an online school focused on teaching Character Art and Character Rigging/Technical Art. The co-founders are Rich Diamant and Judd Simantov who combined have over 22 years’ experience working in the games industry.

Game Character Academy - Online School

What we offer

Game Character Academy is an online school focused on teaching Character Art and Character Rigging/Technical Art. The co-founders are Rich Diamant and Judd Simantov who combined have over 22 years’ experience. Judd Simantov was the Art Technical Lead at Naughty Dog for 7 years. He then moved onto developing the rigs and pipeline for The Last of Us. He has since become an independent contractor and does consulting, rigging and tools development for Naughty Dog, Blizzard Entertaintment, Insomniac, Crytek, Riot Games, Sucker Punch and Big Red Button. Rich Diamant was the Lead Character Artist at Naughty Dog and was responsible for the creation of Nathan Drake and many of the other pivotal characters in the series. Rich now works at Blizzard, where he is the Lead Character Modeler.

What we are looking for

Game Character Academy is looking for passionate people who have an interest in a career in game development as either a Character Artist or a Character Rigger/Technical Artist. Each program will be 18 months long, with the goal of developing Character Artists or Character Riggers that companies will jump at the opportunity to hire.

Keywords

  • Game Academia
  • Other (Please Specify) Education

Main Contact

Judd Simantov

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