Karla Ortiz

Karla Ortiz is a Puerto Rican, internationally recognized, award-winning artist. With her exceptional design sense, realistic renders, and character-driven narratives, Karla has contributed to many big budget productions including HBO's The Nevers, Rogue One: A Starwars Story, Marvel's Loki, Thor Ragnarok, Black Panther, Infinity Wars, and most notably her design of Doctor Strange for Marvel.

Participant Schedule

Friday 10/14


Costume Life Drawing, hosted by Karla Ortiz

Friday 10/14 12:10PM - 2:40PM Room 103

Karla Ortiz

Take a break to sharpen your observational and draftsmanship skills with this good old fashioned costume life drawing session!

The session will be led by renowned artist, Karla Ortiz, who will be drawing alongside attendees and offering general tips to improve your life drawing skills.

So bring your pencils, pens, brushes, drawing pads and/or tablets, and enjoy a relaxed and fun life drawing session!

Saturday 10/15


The Changing Landscape Of Digital Art

Saturday 10/15 1:10PM - 2:10PM Room 207

Loish, Anthony Francisco, Karla Ortiz, DeviantArt, Julian Schratter, BossLogic

It is no secret that change causes controversy, and digital art is changing fast. From the rapid growth of web3 and NFTs to the debate around AI art – digital art is being ushered into a new frontier where tech and art converge.

Join us in an open format discussion presented by DeviantArt covering opinions, thoughts and experiences from our panelists BossLogic, Anthony Francisco, Karla Ortiz and Lois van Baarle.


Designing Characters for Live Action Entertainment

Saturday 10/15 3:10PM - 4:10PM Room 211

Karla Ortiz, Christian Alzmann, Phil Boutte Jr., Wesley Burt, Rob Bliss, Neville Page, Crash McCreery

This talk is all about designing characters for live action TV and films with industry giants Crash McCreery, Karla Ortiz, Christian Alzmann, Rob Bliss, Phillip Boutte Jr., Wesley Burt, and Neville Page. Find out what it takes to bring characters to the live action world and hear the stories along the way. Q&A to follow. Moderated by Phillip Boutte Jr.

Sunday 10/16


Coffee Talk: Narrative Costume Design

Sunday 10/16 2:40PM - 3:40PM Room 207

Ashley Swidowski, Karla Ortiz, Claire Hummel

Join Karla, Claire and Ashley for a casual conversation on their careers in character and costume design for film and video games.