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Pif Edwards closes this year speaker lineup!

Pif Edwards is the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at JALI Incorporated — an animation start-up which develops advanced lip syncing solutions.   With an academic experience spanning arts and computer science, a PhD in the Dynamic Graphics Project at the University of Toronto, as well as over ten years of industry experience in graphic design, Pif uses the acquired knowledge in more

Tomasz Radziewicz is the next speaker to return to Promised Land

Tomasz Radziewicz is a sculptor, character designer and creature concept artist from Poland.   He graduated with honors from the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk under prof. Stanisław Radwański. He was also a scholar in the atelier of Stephan Balkenhol at the Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe, Germany. Radziewicz is the creator of many monumental statues in Poland, including the Józef more

Let’s give a warm welcome to our next speaker, Kaname Fujioka!

Kaname Fujioka is the director of Capcom’s Monster Hunter series of games.   He joined Capcom in 1993 as an art designer, working on such titles as War-Zard, Street Fighter Alpha 3, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures, Darkstalkers 3 and the Capcom vs. SNK series. The first game he directed was also the first installment of the Monster Hunter series — Monster Hunter, released in 2004 more

Promised Land welcomes CD PROJEKT RED’s Błażej Augustynek and Tomasz Marchewka!

Błażej Augustynek is a Quest Designer at CD PROJEKT RED.   Previously a game modder, he’s a co-author of “Olbrzym w cieniu” — a book about video game narration — and spends his free time painting miniatures. Błażej graduated from Jagiellonian University in Kraków, worked as a Quest Designer on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Blood and Wine expansion and is more

Our next speakers are Autodesk experts, Tomasz Jarmuszczak and Roland Reyer

Tomasz Jarmuszczak is a technical specialist with 25 years of experience in the mechanical engineering industry.   As a certified Autodesk Training Center instructor and software engineer, Jarmuszczak provides specialized training, lectures and consultations regarding Autodesk software such as AutoCAD, Inventor or Fusion.    Roland Reyer is a Senior Application Consultant at Autodesk.   His more

Jerzy Drozda and Tomasz Strzałkowski of IT Media join Promised Land lineup

Jerzy Drozda Jr is an artist with a broad spectrum of multimedia and postprocessing skills, specializing in working with the Adobe After Effects software.   Tomasz Strzalkowski is a professional digital artist based in Poland specializing in fantasy and sci-fi-themed creations like skeletal figures, bio-mechanical trees and sky-high structures.   Learn more about IT Media speakers coming more

Welcome our next Promised Land speaker — Marco Plouffe

Marco Plouffe is a character modeler and concept artist.   Over the course of his career, Marco was a character artist for a plethora of game development companies — including THQ, BioWare and Eidos Montreal. Working over at THQ, he’s met Cedric Séaut. They later reunited as members of the Eidos Montreal team and together founded Keos Masons — an outsourcing/concept more

Jeff Ranasinghe is the next speaker to join Promised Land lineup

Jeff Ranasinghe is a CG supervisor and VFX specialist with over 10 years of experience in the creative industry.   He grew up in a household filled with diverse musical influences and cultural imagery, and always devoted his free time to exploring creativity and technology. Jeff’s career started during his high school years before getting approached to work on commercials, broadcast works more

Promised Land welcomes back Even Amundsen!

Even Amundsen is a freelance concept artist from Norway.   Over the course of his career, he’s been working for studios like Volta, Blizzard Entertainment, Riot Games, Games Workshop, Wizards of the Coast and many more. He’s collaborated with Spirindon Giannakis on the successfully Kickstarted TEGN book series, and was involved in projects like Lord of the Rings Online, as well more

Promised Land 2018 mobile app now available!

Promised Land Art Festival is just around the corner. Today, we are launching our official mobile app that will help you keep track of all of the attractions we have planned during the event.   The app will allow you to:   - view the Festival schedule and read about speakers and technical partners - create a personalized agenda and receive reminders about upcoming favorited events - more

WarsawINK joins Promised Land Art Festival 2018!

The list of Promised Land attractions is ever-growing. This year, art goes beyond traditional canvases — joining us will be the crew of WarsawINK, offering unique tattoos to the visitors of both Open Day and the main event!   One of the biggest tattoo parlors in Warsaw, Poland, WarsawINK will be represented by three artists specializing in different art styles — Oly Dobra loves more

Presenting this year’s Promised Land programme!

Promised Land Art Festival 2018 is soon approaching — in fact, we hope to see you in Łódź next week! This means it is time to reveal the event’s programme so you can fill your calendar with all of the exciting events happening over the course of the festival.   Taking place September 30th - October 3rd, Promised Land features various activities which will help you improve more

Introducing Dell and Dell EMC — Promised Land's partners

Dell offers powerful workstations and devices made for specialized environments. With their award-winning laptops, desktops, 2-in-1s, monitors and endpoint security solutions, Dell provides services for customers of all sizes and across 180 countries — from individual consumers to world-renowned organizations.   Dell EMC enables organizations to modernize, automate and transform their more

There's a new speaker in town — Michał Czyżewski

Michał Czyżewski is a firearms designer at FB Radom Arms Factory and the lead designer of the MSBS-5.56/RAWAT project which aims to develop a new Modular Small Arms System. In his career, he developed a bullpup version of the MSBS Grot 5.56 mm rifle, starting from CAD files, to rapid prototyping, to supervising and testing of prototypes. The MSBS-5.56B/Grot B rifle is now available in 5 different more

Promised Land welcomes Platige Image speakers!

Promised Land welcomes Platige Image — a creative studio specializing in computer graphics, 3D animation, and digital special effects for advertising, film, and the video game industries. Dominik Wawrzyniak, Arkadiusz Piwiec, Marek Gajowski and Mateusz Tokarz are joining this year’s speaker lineup!   Dominik Wawrzyniak is a layout artist and animation director, currently leading more

Promised Lad partners up with Oculus Medium!

Oculus Medium is an immersive creative tool which lets artist sculpt, model and paint digital assets in a virtual reality environment. Using the VR technology to enhance the transition from traditional sculpting to a digital creative tool, users are able to fully embrace art creation with authentic gestures and movements which in turn form a natural and tactile experience.   For more information, more

Introducing Procreate — next Promised Land partner!

Procreate is a powerful sketching, painting and illustration mobile app designed with creative industry professionals in mind. To allow art creation on the go, Procreate features high-resolution canvases, selection of customizable brushes, advanced layer system, and is powered by Silica M — the fastest 64-bit painting engine on iOS.   For more information, visit https://procreate.art/ more

Sylwia Bomba returns to Promised Land!

Sylwia Bomba is a digital artist and art supervisor.   Sylwia graduated from the Academy of Digital Arts in Florence in 2014 and became a drawing instructor at AnimSchool Academy, Utah. Her art has been featured on TV and in many publications such as 3dtotal, 2dmagazine, GRAPHITE, {slow} and Trendy. She also won several prestigious illustration competitions.   In the past, Sylwia collaborated more

Vidar Rapp is the next speaker to join Promised Land 2018 lineup

Vidar Rapp is a character art specialist, currently working as a Senior Character Artist at MachineGames.   Having worked across a variety of studios in Sweden and abroad, Vidar has developed an eye for making characters come to life. He uses this knowledge in all branches of his creative work which involves designing and simulating garments, sculpting digital models, building hard surface more

PCC Polska joins Promised Land as a partner

As Autodesk Gold Partner, PCC Polska has been cooperating with engineers, designers and graphic designers for over 15 years to provide them with the best software and hardware, CAD/CAM as well as PDM solutions, and offer support when needed. The company also has a status of an Authorized Autodesk Training and Certification Center, running various courses, certification exams, comprehensive implementation more

Presenting our next speaker, Rafał Kłoczko

Rafał works as Chief Counsel, Business, IP & Privacy at CD PROJEKT RED. An alumni of the Leadership Academy for Poland, now, in his everyday work, Rafał supports the CD PROJEKT RED team on game development and business side, creates strategies for IP protection and management and does data privacy work. He was involved in the legal work on the The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, GWENT: The Witcher Card more

Meet our next speaker — Marcin Minor

Marcin Minor is a painter and illustrator, who also uses art as a way of helping others — he conducts individual therapy group classes and workshops as an art and sensory integration therapist.   Marcin graduated with honors from the European Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Since then, he’s been working with many publishing houses and presented his art at a multitude of individual more

Tran Nguyen joins Promised Land 2018 lineup!

Tran Nguyen is an award-winning illustrator, gallery artist, and muralist.   Nguyen creates illustrations for magazines, book covers, wine and beer labels, film, animation, as well as other advertising assets. She's worked for clients such as the Smithsonian, Tiger Beer, World Wildlife Fund, Penguin Random House, VH1, and has showcased with galleries across the world.   She is fascinated more

International Festival of Comics and Games is our partner!

International Festival of Comics and Games is the largest event dedicated to comics and illustrations in Poland, expanded to include a video game zone in 2009. Held annually in Łódź since 1991, the Festival’s programme is filled with discussion panels, meetings, Q&As, workshops, lectures, as well as comic book exhibitions. It’s a great place for those who create, trade or simply more

Welcome our next speaker, Albert Szostkiewicz

Albert Szostkiewicz is a VFX Artist and supervisor at Double Negative Vancouver. Over the years, he’s worked in a variety of fields of digital art. He started as a 3D generalist and transitioned to FX and lighting effects. His work can be seen in video games, TV commercials and movies, including high profile Hollywood productions such as Man of Steel, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part more

Wacom supports Promised Land 2018 as a technical partner

Wacom pioneered the digital pen-based tablet technology that is now used by leading creative professionals in the top creative companies around the world. As the industry standard for creative professionals, Wacom continues to be the design tool of choice for creating award-winning films, games, new products, professional photography and design.   For more information, visit https://www.wacom.com more

Daniel Molnar joins Promised Land 2018 lineup!

Daniel Molnar is a Lead Character Modeler at Digic Pictures.   Daniel is always excited about figuring out new solutions and improving the existing technical pipeline. Over the years, he’s worked on cinematics for games such as Assassin’s Creed Unity, The Witcher 3, Destiny, League of Legends, Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV and various titles in the Call of Duty series.   ArtStation more

Presenting our next speaker, Alyssa Zarate!

Alyssa Zarate is a special effects makeup artist and matte painter.   During her career as a makeup artist, she worked in production of Cirque du Soleil, Royal New Zealand Ballet, The Phantom of the Opera and numerous television series and feature films. Afterwards, she attended Media Design School in Auchland, New Zealand and received a Fine Arts & Computer Science double degree from The more

Our next speaker is Andrey Sarafanov

Andrey Sarafanov is a Senior 3D Artist at Wargaming Minsk where he currently works on World of Tanks.   He graduated from the Kazan National Research Technical University as a mechanical engineer. Before arriving at the video game industry, he was creating 3D models for jewelry as well as airplane factories. His passion for vehicles and skill in hard surface design finally led him to Wargaming, more

Meet Bogna Gawrońska, next Promised Land 2018 speaker

Bogna Gawrońska is an illustrator and concept artist based in Warsaw, Poland, currently working full time at CD PROJEKT RED, where she creates illustrations for GWENT: The Witcher Card Game and Thronebreaker. Her works were printed in The Best Polish Illustrators: Concept Art album and presented at Polish Digital Art exhibition.   Bogna’s primary focus in art are characters — she more

Last tickets to Promised Land 2018!

Promised Land Art Festival is less than two months away! We will see you from September 30th to October 3rd in EC1 complex in Łódź, Poland. In the meantime our team is working really hard to bring you the best experience possible, from absorbing lectures and enlightening workshops, to fun evenings with your fellow artists!   We only have 50 tickets left, so it’s the last call to more

Michał Sawtyruk is our next speaker

Michal Sawtyruk is freelance artist based in Warsaw, Poland.   After concluding Platige Image’s Animation and VFX courses, Michał began his professional career by joining the team as a Junior Artist. He later became a freelancer and got involved in production for companies like DreamWorks TV, BMW, Cadillac, Axis Animation, Roof Studio and King. His art was featured in publications such more

Promised Land Art Festival 2018 Open Day announced!

Promised Land Art Festival returns this September! Before the main event, however, we would like to invite you for Open Day — a one-day-only event directed towards budding artists and creative industry enthusiasts.   Open Day will take place on September 29th in the EC1 complex building in Łódź. It’s an amazing chance to discover how video games, films, animation and other more

Meet our next speaker - Diego Gisbert Llorens

Diego Gisbert Llorens is a freelance illustrator and concept artist.   Diego’s interests in art began in his early childhood. He graduated Illustration and Fine Arts at the University of Valencia, and became a Concept Artist for Mercury Steam Entertainment, where he worked on Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 1 and 2. He also attended several events as a speaker and was a teacher of both traditional more

Next Promised Land 2018 speaker is Matt Cexwish

Matt Cexwish is an architect and urbanist working in numerous fields of art.   He graduated from Berlin University of the Arts and the University of Illinois at Chicago where he studied Architecture and Urbanism. His diploma project — an Acoustic Hammam — has earned him worldwide recognition and multitude of awards, such as the Max Taut Award, a BDA-SARP Award and an Olympic Bronze more

Promised Land welcomes Daniel Holland!

Daniel Holland is a Sets Art Director at Pixar Animation Studios.     He has worked on various feature films and short projects including The Incredibles, Wall-E, Toy Story 3, Cars 2, Inside Out, and is currently working on Toy Story 4.   Daniel grew up in Southern Utah and studied film at Brigham Young University. He studied animation at the Vancouver Film School, and has a Bachelor's more

Romain van den Bogaert returns to Promised Land!

Romain is a sculptor and character designer based in Lyon, France.   His fascination for volumes, shapes and malleable materials started at an early age to later become a passion and a lifelong creative pursuit. Since 2015, Romain has dedicated himself entirely to sculpting, drawing inspiration from legends and lost civilisations. He focuses on facial expression and emotions, with a unique more

Presenting Sergi Brosa, Promised Land 2018 speaker

Sergi Brosa is a freelance 2D Concept Artist from Barcelona and specializes in the sci-fi genre.   With over 5 years of experience in the video game industry, he’s worked with some of the biggest developers in the world, including Riot and Ubisoft. Currently, he’s is a Senior Concept Artist at Gearbox Software where he’s concepting main characters and villians for Borderlands more

Our next speaker is Kate Niemczyk!

Kate Niemczyk is an illustrator whose main focus lies on comic books.   Her previous experience consists of work in advertising and video game industries. As part of Division48, she created animations for games like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Might and Magic: Heroes VII.   In 2015, Kate joined Marvel Comics and took control over the Mockingbird series — the comic later received more

Adam Goldstein joins Promised Land 2018 lineup

Adam Goldstein is an artist with a variety of skills — from concept art, modeling, texturing and lighting to matte painting and compositing.   After five years at Technicolor, where he was involved in various commercials and films, he joined Meduzarts to work on cinematics for games such as Mortal Kombat X and Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, as well as promotional and box art for games more

Meet our next speaker — Maria Panfilova

Maria Panfilova is a self-educated character artist based in Moscow. Before taking on freelancing, she was working as a 3D Modeler in an animation studio. Throughout her career, she widened her professional range from games and cinematics to collectible figure production, working with such clients as ArenaNet, Axis Animation, Sideshow Collectibles, The Rascals and Nuare.   Maria is passionate more

Promised Land partners with Cook & Becker!

Cook & Becker is the world's leading concept and videogame art gallery, specializing in next-gen digital art and focusing on world’s best contemporary artists, designers and studios that play a leading role in shaping our visual culture.   For more information, visit https://www.candb.com/en/ more

Promised Land welcomes Jacek Pilarski!

Jacek Pilarski is a senior digital matte painter/generalist and concept artist at Framestore.   After joining the MPC London team in 2013, he worked on films like Guardians of the Galaxy, Exodus: Gods and Kings, The Martian, Passengers and the Oscar winning Disney's The Jungle Book. Later in his career, he collaborated with Dneg on Assassin's Creed, and then with Framestore on movies more

Presenting our next speaker, Tina Nawrocki!

Tina Nawrocki is an animator and concept artist with over 10 years of experience in various creative industries.     Throughout her career, she’s worked for Disney, Warner Bros., National Geographic, PBS Kids, One Drop Foundation and MLB. In 2015, Tina joined Studio MDHR to work as a Concept Artist and 2D Animator on the video game Cuphead, in which her characters can now be seen more

Paul Chadeisson joins Promised Land 2018 lineup

Paul Chadeisson is an illustrator and concept artist, working in video game and film industries.   He started his career working for DONTNOD Entertainment on a video game called Remember Me. In 2012, he co-founded Ragequit Corporation — an independent video game company. The team developed and published two titles — Strike Vector and Strike Vector EX.   Paul has since became more

Promised Land welcomes Ada Głowacka & Artur Sadlos!

Adrianna "Ada" Głowacka is concept artist and illustrator working as freelancer for the entertainment industry. During her career, she worked for companies like Platige Image, Buck and Akson and designed VR games, stage musicals and game cinematics.   Ada’s ArtStation pofrtfolio   Artur Sadlos is an art director, concept artist and illustrator with over 15 years of experience more

Vector Software is our technological partner

Vector Software is an online ticketing system provider and a main Polish distributor of the BricsCAD software. With 290 clients, amongst them being Multikino and Skycash, Vector Software aims to provide personalized IT services and support. For more information, visit http://vectorsoft.pl/ more

Next Promised Land 2018 speaker is Nicolas Riviere

Nicolas Riviere is an animator working in the video game industry since 1999. Almost 20 years of experience had him travel around the world and collaborate with multiple AAA companies — including Microsoft, Sony, Ubisoft, Ready at Dawn and Techland.   Focusing on cinematic animation, Nicolas contributed to games such as Daxter, God of War: Chains of Olympus, God of War: Ghost of Sparta, more

Meet our first technological partner — IT Media

IT Media is a provider of comprehensive solutions for the creative sector, leading specialized training in 2D and 3D graphics, film, animation, DTP and game development. As the Platinum Reseller, IT Media has the highest level of competence in partnership with Adobe and a high status of partnerships with companies like Microsoft, Wacom, Corel, Maxon, Unity, Pixologic, and more. It is also the only more

Promised Land welcomes back Peter Han

Peter Han is a concept artist with over 14 years of entertainment industry experience. After graduating Art Center College of Design at the end of 2004, he has worked with studios like Technicolor, Bottle Rocket Studios, Trion Worlds, Sony Interactive Entertainment San Diego, Nexus Productions and several more. In 2010, Han took up teaching in design fundamentals at several schools based in Los Angeles, more

Presenting our next speaker — Firestarter's founder, Spiridon Giannakis

Spiridon Giannakis is a graphic designer from Germany whose portfolio consists of magazines for flying companies such as TUIfly and Thomas Cook, as well as publications focused on regional tourism. Since 2006, he’s produced over 70 books and collaborated on many more.   For 5 years now, he’s been freelancing for advertising agencies and works as a publisher and designer for artbooks, more

Our next speaker is Mathias Zamęcki!

Mathias Zamęcki is a Polish concept artist, whose diversity and range of his artwork styles are dictated by the continuous search for new and fresh ways of communicating stories through art. Over the years, he’s been involved in a wide variety of productions, from advertisement, to games and animations, working on promo art, keyframes, environmental design and color scripting.   Mathias more

Furio Tedeschi returns to Promised Land! Again!

Furio Tedeschi is a Promised Land veteran — he will be visiting our festival for the third time! Let's find out more about him!   Furio is a freelancer concept artist, currently working with Paramount Pictures on an unannounced film project.   With more than 15 years of professional experience in the entertainment industry, he has worked for studios like Blitz more

Promised Land welcomes Konrad Czernik!

Konrad Czernik is an experienced concept artist, working on video games since 2006. He loves helping out young artists get into the concept art industry and develop skills in the craft.   First by hand, then in digital form, he designed environments, props, characters and storyboards for most of Techland’s releases, as well as Shortbreak Studios’. This includes titles such as Dead more

More speakers join Promised Land 2018 lineup!

Promised Land Art Festival presents unique opportunities to learn and exchange knowledge with other artists. This Autumn, you will be able to take your skills to the next level by attending lectures, workshops and many more! We’d like to present four more speakers attending this year’s event:   Next in the lineup is Maxx Burman, an art director and matte painter who's spent more

Tickets on sale and first speakers announced!

Tickets for this year's edition of Promised Land Art Festival are now available! The event will take place from September 30th to October 3rd, and will once again be held in the EC1 centre in Łódź, Poland.   Get your ticket here!   Mark this date in your calendars — our speakers can’t wait to share their knowledge! Let’s see whom you will be able to meet more

Promised Land returns in 2018!

Together with the city of Łódź, Poland, we’re proud to announce third edition of Promised Land Art Festival, where creative industry professionals share their knowledge and passion! This year’s festival will take place from September 30th to October 3rd, and will once again be held in the EC1 Łódź centre. Tickets will be available soon.    See you in Łódź!   more