Tuesday, March 24, 2015

"Hero Design for Video Games" with Carlo Arellano on April 4th~!!

Hi Everyone,

"Hero Design for Video Games" workshop with Carlo Arellano is coming up at CDA on April 4th next week~!!!

This is a great workshop for anyone interested in creating character designs for video game production.

Carlo is currently the Art Director on the new MOBA game, "Vainglory". His past film & game projects include "Planet of the Apes", "Van Helsing", "War of Warcraft", "God of War: Chains of Olympus", "Resistance: Fall of Men", & "Fuse".

For a small sample of Carlo's teachings, check out a clip of his lecture videos here.

To sign up, visit our online enrollment store at:

Thanks for your time and hope to see you at the event~!!

Concept Design Academy

Friday, March 20, 2015

Last Call for "Graphic L.A. - Digital Landscape" workshop~!!

Here is a step by step demo from Robh Ruppel on his painting process.

There are still a few spots available for his workshop tomorrow (Sat. March 21st, 2pm~7pm).

Make sure to sign up and hope to see you at the event~!!

Concept Design Academy

Monday, March 16, 2015

"Graphic L.A. - Digital Landscape" workshop with Robh Ruppel this Saturday~!!

Hi Everyone,

Robh Ruppel's "Graphic L.A. - Digital Landscape" workshop is coming up next Saturday, March 21st, 2pm~7pm at CDA.

We still have a few spots available, come join us for an afternoon of learning to strengthen your painting and design fundamentals:

Sign up soon and see you at the workshop :)

Concept Design Academy

PS - for a sneak peak of Robh's upcoming demo, visit our school facebook page at:


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

"Gehenna - Where Death lives" - Kickstarter is back~!!

If you like Japanese style horror films & practical effects, check this out:

Hiroshi Katagiri's "Gehenna - Where Death Lives" is back on Kickstarters~!!

The film is being made by lots of top special make up effect veteran in the industry including Spectral Motion, Steve Wang, Doug Jones and many more.

Let's help spread the word & contribute to get this project off the ground. Can't wait to see this film~

Sunday, February 8, 2015

CDA - Uninstructed Figure Drawing Workshop starts Tonight~!!

Hi Everyone,

CDA's Sunday "Uninstructed Short Pose Workshop" at starts today from 6PM~9PM.

$15 cash payment at the door. Coffee and cookies provided.

Concept Design Academy
55 Waverly Dr. Ste 106
Pasadena, CA 91105

Come join us at the workshop tonight~!!

PS - Here are a small samples of the figure quick sketches done from last year's uninstructored workshops :)


Thursday, February 5, 2015

CDA - Only Few Days Left for Spring Enrollment~!!

Hi Everyone,

       Just want to send a friendly reminder that we are only days away from the start of our Spring semester on Saturday, Feb. 7th.

At this moment, we still have some really great classes available including some popular classes with very few openings remaining.

If you have been wanting to signing up this Spring, this is your chance as classes will be starting this weekend~!!

Thanks again for your time and hope to see you in the new semester :)

Kevin Chen
Concept Design Academy

(To sign up, please visit our online enrollment store at http://conceptdesignacad.storenvy.com/)

Friday, January 30, 2015

"Intro to Character Design" with Jose Lopez~!!

Art Director/Character Designer, Jose Lopez is returning to CDA to teach the "Intro to Character Design" class this Spring~!!


This is a great introductory course for artists who wish to learn more about the basic principals of character design and to build their portfolio for the industry.

Space is very limited, so sign up soon and hope to see you in class~!!