The ultimate conference for 2D and 3D artists, Vertex, combines the authority of the UK’s leading professional design website, CreativeBloq.com, and specialist magazines 3D World and ImagineFX, with industry expertise across the world of CG. From video games, VFX, VR to concept art, real-time creation and more, boost your skills with leading industry artists and learn from the world’s best creative studios no matter which area you specialise in.
With a host of new streams and returning features, Vertex 2020 is packed with inspiring talks from industry pros, workshops, career advice, portfolio reviews, plus much more.
Vertex will be host to a captivating programme of talks presented by leading experts and veteran creatives in the industry. From high-end projects to the latest software developments across a variety of mediums, you’ll hear from the makers of tomorrow’s tools and delve into the future of effects in the main auditorium. We’ll be revealing our all-star line-up of industry giants soon.
20+ WORKSHOPS IN GAMES, ANIMATION & ILLUSTRATION
The world’s leading artists from the VFX, concept art and illustration industries are on hand to give you insight into how they work and create. You’ll learn new techniques in a variety of mediums and come away from these talks inspired to create your own work. Rooms include the Polygon room, the Pixel room and the Render room. We'll be joined by Karla Ortiz, Lois Van Baarle, ILM, Even Mehl Amundsen, Izzy Burton and many more!
Construct quality designs, learn cutting-edge techniques and hear from the top agencies and artists creating the best architecture in the business.
LIVE ARTIST DEMONSTRATIONS
Ever wondered just how they do it? Visit the Artist Demonstrations area where established artists will draw or paint right there and then. They'll be taking questions if you have any.
LIFE DRAWING LESSON
Drawing figure and form is the foundation of any artist's creative toolkit. At Vertex, you can follow along a life drawing class taken by a professional artist. We'll provide the model, lights and setting. All you need to do is pull up a chair, bring your sketchbook or tablet and start creating.
If you’re after your first step into the industry or your next big career move, then you can’t miss our Portfolio Review sessions! In our 20 minute sessions you’ll learn hands-on advice for improving your recruitability from recruiters and artists, as well as essential tips on how to boost your showreel and stand out among the crowd. Bring your laptop or preferred smart device and get instant feedback!
AND MUCH MORE!