Adapt and design unique characters for freelance projects
Every week will start with an assignment brief that reflects the type of brief an artist would get from an agency or studio if they were being hired as a freelance character designer. That brief might require extra poses, additional character props, etc. Each week will also challenge the artist to work in a unique style (not necessarily their own), which is commonplace as a freelance character designer.
Additionally, the weekly assignments will help students practice working quickly and keeping pace with the short timelines and quick turnarounds that often come with freelancing. At the completion of the course each student will have 8 new character design pieces / spreads for their portfolio which will showcase their ability and strength as a designer who could be hired for freelance. This course runs in Winter and Summer Terms
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What makes this learning experience unique?
Receive personalized feedback on all assignments from the industry’s top professionals.
Enjoy lifetime access to the spectrum of course content, including lectures, live Q&As, and feedback sessions.
Show off your Certification of Completion when you turn in 80% of course assignments.
Learn anywhere, anytime, and at your own pace with flexible, online course scheduling.
Before taking this class, I didn’t know anything about freelancing and how to write emails to client. Each week, there was an example of how to correspond with client emails and how to read the client brief and it was very helpful.
This course has challenged me and many different ways that I otherwise would not have been able to. Nate was excellent at explaining things in ways I've never thought before and had done so in very clear, concise manner.
This course was amazing! Curriculum was extremely robust and very industry-relevant. This course taught various artistic styles and subject matter that freelance character designers might encounter in job requests, and I finish the course feeling much more confident and excited in my abilities to adapt to the needs of various freelance clients!
Nate is an exceptional teacher. It changed my way of taking on new projects and opened up new opportunities and horizons as a freelance artist. I cannot thank him enough for how valuable it was to take Nate's class.
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