Sam Nielson

Presenting | Portfolio Reviews
Sam has worked in the industry for over 20 years. His work includes character design and concept art for multiple game companies like Blizzard Entertainment and Disney Interactive, and multiple film companies such as Illumination Entertainment and Sony Pictures Animation. Sam has also given lectures, workshops, and presentations all over the world on lighting, color, composition, and design.

Participant Schedule

Friday 10/14


The Greatest Process Ever: Creation by Division

Friday 10/14 1:00PM - 2:00PM Demo Area 2 - HALL C

Sam Nielson

Veteran game and film artist Sam Nielson will teach a design process that he uses to improve his compositions, his character designs, and his use color and light in painting. Sam will show how to leverage the natural human response to irony with an easy iterative process that significantly increases the appeal of any design or painting.

Saturday 10/15


Sam Nielson Portfolio Review

Saturday 10/15 10:00AM - 11:00AM Portfolio Review Station 4

Sam Nielson