Due to the Covid-19 Situation, all Spring Term classes are moving online.

They will feature live streaming (+ a full access to the recorded videos) and personalized feedback on your assignments from the instructor.

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Mike Mattesi

Art Director and Figure Drawing Instructor

Speaker Artwork by Mike Mattesi

Speaker Overview

Mike Mattesi - Syn Studio Gathering of Masters 2019 Speaker

Mike Mattesi is a figure drawing instructor at Pixar Animation Studios where he teaches his famous FORCE Figure Drawing theory. Some of his other clients include DreamWorks Animation, Nickelodeon Studios, Electronic Arts, Academy of Art University and the School of Visual Arts, among others. He is also the founder and art and creative consultant at Contagious Concepts, a top end art resource company in the video game industry. Here Mike consults with schools and companies like Disney Imagineering, Luminosity and San Jose State University on art and creative direction and helps them create smart product ideas and efficient process solutions through lectures and workshops. In addition to this, Mike has also worked as an art director at companies like Zynga, PlayStudios and LeapFrog on various AAA, Facebook and mobile games.

Syn Studio Gathering of Masters 2019 Speaker