Vertex 2021 first speakers announced!

Vertex 2021
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The ultimate event for 2D and 3D artists returns on 25 February 2021. Vertex 2021 will reunite Creative Bloq with specialist magazines 3D World and ImagineFX, for another extravaganza of industry insight from across the world of digital art. From video games and VFX, to VR, concept art, real-time creation and more, you can boost your skills with leading industry artists and learn from the world’s best creative studios no matter the area you specialise in.

Vertex is going virtual for 2021. Don’t worry though, we'll still bring you a plethora of incredible speakers, portfolio reviews and Ask The Artist sessions that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home or studio. There's no need to worry about booking travel, sorting out accommodation or changing out of your comfy clothes, we’ll bring the fun to your screen.

Buy your ticket to Vertex 2021

Several speakers have already been announced for what promises to be the best Vertex event yet. We have independent artist and Schoolism instructor Djamila Knopf joining us to discuss how she creates illustrations with a focus on storytelling. Super-talented concept artist and character artist Lois Van Baarle will deliver a masterclass on social media presence for artists. Plus, freelance costume concept artist Philip Boutte will share insights from his 12 years of industry experience.

Anyone even vaguely interested in animation will not want to miss legendary director Aaron Blaise draw on his 30 years’ experience (21 of which he spent Walt Disney Feature Animation helping to make some of the greatest animated films ever made) to give the audience unique insight into the old ways of animation. Elsewhere, animation art director and animator Max Ulichney will host a Procreate paint along with his very own MaxPacks brushes.

There’s also plenty for 3D artists and VFX fans to enjoy. Extraordinary 3D artist and interior specialist Belle van der Woodsen will share her expertise in visualising unique and outstanding interior spaces. Director Frederik Löfberg will give the audience an insight into directing CG and virtual productions, including cinematics for a range of AAA games. JM Blay, founder and director of Blay Studio, will discuss his work in motion graphics and animation. Also, for anyone interested in concept art and digital matte painting, art director Mikael Widegren will be giving an unmissable talk on his work.

With more speakers (see all the confirmed speakers here) and interactive sessions soon to be revealed, there is something for every digital art discipline at Vertex 2021. What's more, your ticket will give you on-demand access to all the sessions for 30 days, so even if you can't make the 25 February, you can still access all the content.

For more information and to secure your place head to the Vertex website. Tickets are available for the unbeatable price of £25 (+5% VAT) – not bad for an entire day of artistic expertise, industry advice and interaction with your artistic heroes. Don’t miss out, buy your ticket today!

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Brad Thorne

Brad Thorne was Creative Bloq's Ecommerce Writer, and now works for a PR company specialising in 3D and VFX, Liaison. He previously worked as Features Writer for 3D World and 3D Artist magazines, and has written about everything from 3D modelling to concept art, archviz to engineering, and VR to VFX. For Creative Bloq, his role involved being responsible for creating content around the most cutting-edge technology (think the metaverse and the world of VR) and keeping a keen eye on prices and stock of all the best creative kit.