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Promised Land 2022 by the Numbers

This year’s Promised Land Art Festival brought together hundreds of artists and industry professionals in the halls of the EC1 Łódź complex, giving everyone an opportunity to network, share their expertise, and participate in various hands-on workshops and activities. Over 850 participants and almost 60 speakers spent four days together, with some impressive numbers to show for it:   - 42 hours more

Returning speaker Matt Cexwish closes this year's lineup!

Matt Cexwish is a Senior Architect currently working for Tesla. He founded the überliner inc. collective, which specializes in 3D printing, art coaching, manufacturing props for film productions, and creating collectibles with business partners like CD PROJEKT RED, Activision Blizzard, and Inu Kingdoms. He has created several unique IPs and is currently looking forward to exploring his next creative more

Platige Image's Marina Borokhova & Dominik Wawrzyniak are our next speakers!

Marina Borokhova is a Senior Producer at Platige Image, where she has been working since 2016. She studied Film and Television Production Management at the Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School in Katowice.   She works on full CG and VFX projects, and has produced cinematics for For Honor: Marching Fire for Ubisoft, Call of Duty: Black Ops — Cold War and Call of Duty: Warzone for Activision, and more

Promised Land Welcomes Vicon as an Official Partner!

We are pleased to reveal that Vicon will be a partner of this year’s edition of Promised Land Art Festival.   Vicon delivers highly accurate motion capture systems for use in film, virtual production, games, and broadcast. Its new flagship camera line, Vicon Valkyrie, offers the highest resolution, frame rates, and accuracy available, allowing detailed motion capture in almost any environment.   Vicon more

Wojciech Magierski joins Promised Land speaker lineup!

Wojciech Magierski is an artistic director, digital artist, and the founder of the M4G SEMINARS collective, where he teaches courses on post-production and 3D modelling. As the Art Lead for the production studio Juice, he is responsible for the artistic direction and workflow of the Art department. He mainly focuses on modelling, 3D graphics, and digital illustrations.   He has worked for brands more

Welcome our next speaker, Darek Zabrocki!

Darek Zabrocki is a Polish creative director, concept designer, and the CEO of Focal Point School. Since his early childhood, art was a big part of his life and his biggest passion. In 2007, he made the change from traditional to digital media, which led him to become a concept artist. He has worked on many big projects from both the film and video game development industries, such as Love Death + more

Promised Land's next speaker is Adam Dutkiewicz!

Adam Dutkiewicz studied Game Technologies and Computer Simulations at Łódź University of Technology’s Faculty of Technical Physics, Information Technology and Applied Mathematics. He has been working at CD PROJEKT RED for more than seven years, beginning his career at the studio as an engine programmer on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. He is currently involved in animation programming.   He runs more

All you need to know before attending Promised Land Art Festival

Hello!   The Promised Land Art Festival is just around the corner. With that in mind, we’re sending some important organizational information to make sure you hit the ground running when the event begins.   Dates & Venue   The Promised Land Art Festival will take place from August 31st until September 3rd, 2022, and will be held at EC1 Łódź - City of Culture building complex. Additionally, more

Tattoo Artist Lucie Schaar Joins Promised Land as a Partner!

We are happy to announce that Lucie Schaar is our latest Promised Land Art Festival partner!   Lucie Schaar is a tattoo artist and 3D animator. She first arrived in Poland 10 years ago to work on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt at CD PROJEKT RED as a 3D animator specializing in creature and animal animation. After a decade in the video game industry, she discovered her passion for tattooing — as more

Bryan Sola joins Promised Land's speaker lineup!

Bryan Sola is a Filipino illustrator who has worked with various gaming studios and publishing companies around Europe and America. He is currently working as a Senior Marketing Illustrator at Sharkmob Studio in Sweden.   His international clients include Clockwork VFX, Direwolf Digital LLC, Paizo Publishing LLC, Nuare Studio, Applibot, Riot Games, Aeria Games GMBH, CD PROJEKT RED, Wizards of more

Promised Land Welcomes Adobe as its Latest Partner!

We are happy to reveal that Adobe will join this year’s edition of Promised Land Art Festival as a partner.   Adobe is the global leader in digital media and digital marketing solutions providing an end-to-end ecosystem of powerful apps. Their Substance 3D Collection gives users smart, creative tools to create high-end content, photorealistic images, and inspiring 3D art.   During Promised more

Tomasz Cieślak is Promised Land's next speaker!

Tomasz Cieślak is an engineering technologist and the co-owner of a firm creating human anatomy models for 3B Scientific. For the past 17 years, his company Kauposil has acted as the sole representative of the American company Smooth-On, the creator of industry-leading two-component materials such as silicone, urethane rubber, and epoxy resin in the Polish market. He similarly acts as the representative more

Welcome our next speaker: Piotr Bieryt!

Piotr Bieryt is a 3D artist with over five years of professional experience in the entertainment and e-commerce industry. He began his adventure with 3D graphics over 10 years ago, when he became interested in modding games. He holds a Master of Science in Engineering from the University of Technology in Kraków. Piotr has worked on different projects including AAA games, visualizations, and cinematics. more

Meet our next speaker for Promised Land and Open Day, Wiktoria Stachowska!

Wiktoria Stachowska is currently a Senior Environment Artist — City Coordinator at CD PROJEKT RED.   She first graduated from the Wrocław Secondary School of Fine Arts with a specialization in metal arts, and went on to complete a degree in Interior Architecture from the Wrocław Academy of Fine Arts and Design.   Over the years she has worked in a variety of digital art fields, mostly more

Papetura's creator, Tomasz Ostafin, joins Promised Land lineup!

Tomasz Ostafin is a freshly formed solo game developer. He graduated with a degree in Architecture from the Silesian University of Technology, and worked in various fields: architectural visualizations, animation, digital graphics, and Flash games.   For the past six years he worked on Papetura, a short atmospheric adventure game with a unique world made entirely out of paper. The game’s release more

Furio Tedeschi returns to Promised Land!

Furio Tedeschi is an award-winning concept artist with over 20 years of professional experience in the entertainment industry. He has worked on many popular games, such as Mass Effect: Andromeda, Star Wars: The Clone Wars — Republic Heroes, The Legend of Spyro, and Cyberpunk 2077, as well as on various films and TV shows, including Raised by Wolves, Transformers: The Last Knight, Pacific Rim, and more

Presenting Promised Land’s Latest Partner — WOLF Group!

We are pleased to announce that WOLF Group will join Promised Land Art Festival’s list of partners.   Hyper-realistic scans, large-scale 3D printing with industrial robots, photogrammetry, and structured light scanning are only part of the services provided by WOLF Group. Thanks to the latest technologies and a specialized team of artists and engineers, they successfully allow business clients more

Comic Book Artist Grzegorz Rosiński Joins Promised Land’s Lineup!

We are happy to reveal that Grzegorz Rosiński — the legendary artist and co-creator of Thorgal — will take part in this year’s edition of Promised Land Art Festival, as well as Open Day!   Grzegorz Rosiński is a comic and book illustrator, painter, and artist. By 1981, he had already illustrated around 60 books for various Polish publishing houses.   Since 1968, he has mainly focused more

Intel joins Promised Land as a Festival Partner!

We are pleased to reveal that Intel will be one of this year’s Promised Land Art Festival partners.   Intel is an industry leader creating world-changing technology that enables global progress and enriches lives. They deliver purpose-designed, feature-rich silicone, open and optimized software, tools, and edge-to-cloud solutions — perfect for the film and video game industries. Intel is dedicated more

Welcome Mateusz Tokarz as our next speaker!

Mateusz Tokarz graduated from the University of Science and Technology in Kraków, Poland, and went on to study animation, digital arts and performance at the Kraków Academy of Fine Arts. He began his career at Teyon Games. Later, he joined Alvernia Studios where he started as a VFX Generalist before becoming a CG Supervisor and ultimately the Head of VFX. Currently he is a Lead VFX Supervisor at Platige more

Our next speaker is Dominik Mayer!

Dominik Mayer is a German Illustrator focused on dark fantasy art. Vibrant colors, dynamic compositions, and the use of geometric shapes makes his art striking and unique.   He studied Illustration and 3D animation, worked as an in-house 3D/2D generalist, graphic designer and concept artist in Hamburg and Munich before becoming a full time freelance Illustrator and art director within the video more

Announcing this Year’s Promised Land Art Festival 2022 Programme!

We’re thrilled to present this year’s programme for Promised Land Art Festival — an event for professionals across all levels in the creative industry. As we approach the start date, we’ll be revealing the artists and speakers who will share their experiences and expertise through workshops, events, demos, and more.   From August 31st to September 3rd, Promised Land will feature networking more

Alterpose Joins Promised Land as an Official Partner!

We’re happy to announce that Alterpose will be one of this year’s Promised Land Art Festival partners.   Alterpose is a space dedicated to the passion of creating. Founded almost 10 years ago and born out of a fascination with the human body and its anatomy, the studio offers classes and meetings characterized by their informality and casual nature, one that is conducive to artistic expression more

Promised Land welcomes Matt Demaray!

Matt Demaray is an Art Director at HiRez Studios.   He started his career in the video game industry in 2006 as an environment artist. Over the years, some of the games he has been part of include: NCAA Football (07 & 08), Madden NFL (07 & 08), Kingdoms of Amalur, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Mafia 3, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, Breach, and Rouge Company. more

OSHEE Joins Promised Land Art Festival as an Official Partner!

Today we announce that OSHEE is joining the ranks of this year’s Promised Land Art Festival partners!   OSHEE is for the active, whether it be professionals or hobbyists. No other functional beverage brand inspires and motivates physical activity and healthy lifestyles like OSHEE, making it the market leader in Poland. Across a variety of sports disciplines, their drinks meet the expectations more

Sculptor Tomasz Radziewicz returns to Promised Land!

Tomasz Radziewicz 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 monuments in Poland, including the Józef Piłsudski Monument in Gdańsk, the Monument of the Pope John Paul II in Przemyśl, the Kazimierz Deyna Monument more

Promised Land's next speaker is Kamil Hepner!

A veteran of the VFX industry, Kamil has worked on projects such as Avatar: The Way of Water, Alita: Battle Angel, and many of Marvel and DC's blockbusters. Whether it's his work with WETA, Sony Imageworks, Framestore, or Platige Image, he has always loved to push the boundaries of facial animation. In his new role as director of the video game development studio TEAATE, he enthusiastically faces more

Warsaw Ink Partners up with Promised Land Art Festival!

We are pleased to announce that Warsaw Ink is joining Promised Land Art Festival as an official partner.   Warsaw Ink was founded in 2015 and has since become one of the largest tattoo studios in Poland, combining a love of nature with craftsmanship and dedication to the art of decorating the body. The company is made up of artists representing a variety of styles, from cartoon and sketch to more

Welcome Kacper Niepokólczycki as the next Promised Land speaker!

Kacper is a Lead Environment Artist at CD PROJEKT RED. Working in the game development industry for over 11 years, he has worked on such titles as Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and its second expansion pack, The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine. Before working at RED, Kacper collaborated with The Farm 51 on such titles as Deadfall Adventures, Painkiller Hell & Damnation, and Get Even.   more

Promised Land welcomes Andrea Blasich!

Andrea Blasich has spent the last 26 years working in the film industry. He graduated from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan with a master’s in scenography, and worked for a few years at different theatres in Milan. After that he began a career in feature animation which brought him to London, Munich, and eventually to the U.S.A.   He worked as a sculptor for DreamWorks SKG. His more

Łukasz Juszczyk is coming to Promised Land Main Event and Open Day!

Łukasz Juszczyk is the Game Director and Art Director at 11 bit studios where he helps to grow the Frostpunk IP into a substantial brand. In his first role at 11 bit, he was responsible for environment design and lighting — but he was soon given the chance to realize the artistic direction of Frostpunk as a Lead Artist. Following the premiere of Frostpunk, Łukasz was responsible for delivering all more

Welcome our next speaker - Richard Oud!

Richard Oud is the Studio Animation Director at Guerrilla, a PlayStation Studio based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Joining the studio in 2007, his credits include Killzone 2, Killzone 3, Killzone Shadow Fall as well as critically acclaimed action RPGs Horizon Zero Dawn and its sequel Horizon Forbidden West. Richard is responsible for the company's general animation direction, and oversees all of more

Mocap actor Michał Czaderna is the next Promised Land speaker!

Michał Czaderna is an actor and motion capture talent. He started his career back in 2012 working with Techland on Dying Light. Since then he has worked as a mocap talent for almost a decade, contributing to projects such as The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt — Hearts of Stone, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt —Blood and Wine, Cyberpunk 2077 (CD PROJEKT RED), Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier (IMAGINARIUM ), and Chernobylite more

Promised Land welcomes Kasia "Kafis" Zielińska & Anna Krzemień as speakers!

Kasia “Kafis” Zielińska has been part of the industry for 12 years and currently works as Lead Environment Concept Artist at Techland and as an Illustrator at Wizards of the Coast for Magic: The Gathering.   Kasia has grown as an artist and lead across a variety of projects — she's worked on casual and free-to-play games, board and card games, as well as AAA titles. Kasia has also worked as an more

Autodesk partners up with Promised Land Art Festival!

We are happy to announce that Autodesk has become an official partner for this year’s Promised Land Art Festival.   From greener buildings and smarter products to mesmerizing blockbusters, Autodesk software helps you design and make a better world for all. Autodesk is the software company behind professional 3D animation and modeling tools such as Maya and 3ds Max, which are used in numerous more

Katarzyna Olszewska joins Promised Land speaker lineup!

Katarzyna Olszewska currently works as a Lead Layout and Previs Artist as well as a Senior Character Animator. She received her Master's Degree in Animation from the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology, and went on to complete a Postgraduate Degree in Production Management from the Łódź Film School.   Katarzyna has previously worked for studios such as Framestore, Axis Studios, more

Arno Schmitz & Lennart Franken of Guerilla Games are coming to Promised Land!

Arno Schmitz currently works as the Lead Character Artist at Guerilla Games. He graduated from Breda University of Applied Sciences with a degree in Game Architecture and Design, and later went on to the Florence Academy of Art, where he completed their Intensive Drawing program.   After his studies, he began working in the industry as a Character Artist at Guerrilla. He worked on a variety more

Introducing our next speaker — Albert Szostkiewicz

Albert Szostkiewicz is currently an FX Supervisor working at Sony Pictures Imageworks.  Over the years he’s worked in a variety of digital art fields. He began as a 3D generalist in Poland before transitioning into FX and lighting for the VFX Hollywood industry. His work can be seen in video games, TV commercials, and movies — including high profile movie productions such as Dune, Spider-Man: more

Spiridon Giannakis returns to Promised Land!

As a collector of artbooks himself, Spiridon Giannakis started working directly with artists he admired to help them put their work in the spotlight in the form of art publications. He started his career in graphic design in 2006 before becoming a freelancer in 2013 in order to focus on his own projects. Since then he has collaborated not only with numerous artists — such as Even Amundsen, Bastien more

Welcome Jenny Harder as the next Promised Land speaker!

Jenny Harder has been working in the video game and animation industry for over 10 years. She was the Art Director for the animated show 100% Wolf: Legend of the Moonstone and has worked on games such as For Honor and Disney Infinity — as well as upcoming titles Hogwarts Legacy and Palia. Jenny recently directed her own animated short film Being Good, which won several awards in 2018 and 2019. Currently, more

Our next speaker is Sina Sultani!

Sina Sultani is a 90-time award-winning writer, director, producer — and member of the PGA and CMPA. He was recently selected for the 2022 Whistler Film Festival Producers Lab, the Reelworld E20 Emerging Writers program, and the Reykjavik Talent Lab. In 2021 he participated in the Netflix Diversity of Voices initiative, Sony Diversity Mentorship, and Future Visions 21 collective out of Munich.   more

PCC Polska is an official Promised Land Partner!

We are pleased to reveal that PCC Polska is an official partner for this year’s Promised Land Art Festival.   As a company that has been operating in the market since 2002, PCC Polska is trusted by over 15,000 clients. An Autodesk Gold Partner, PCC Polska offers comprehensive solutions in: CAD, CAM, CAE, and 3D graphics/animation, while also providing training in more than 50 programs and specializing more

Promised Land welcomes Alyssa Zárate!

Alyssa Zárate is currently a Matte Painting & Environment Supervisor at Sony Pictures Imageworks. She started out working in the art department as an illustrator and designer for film & television productions around New Zealand & Australia. For over a decade she has enjoyed working on films such as Mitchells vs The Machines, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, Spider-man: Far From Home, The Wolverine, more

Wacom Supports Promised Land Art Festival 2022 as a Partner!

We are happy to announce that Wacom is returning as a partner for Promised Land Art Festival!   Wacom pioneers the digital pen-based tablet technology that is now used by leading creative professionals in 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, more

Introducing our next speaker — Bastien Lecouffe Deharme!

Bastien Lecouffe Deharme was born on the shores of Brittany, France, in the early eighties. His artwork evolves at the crossroad of modern and ancient myths & legends, forgotten tales, and tragedies. Bastien creates dark and symbolic pictures, blending a contrast of beauty and decadence.   He tells stories to make his inside worlds exist through text and images. Drawing, painting, and photography more

Welcome our next speaker, Maxx Burman!

Maxx is the Co-Founder of KitBash3D, a company whose mission is to enable and inspire the creators of the virtual frontier. KitBash3D creates premium 3D assets for movies and video games, and their customers include some of the largest studios across both industries, such as Disney, Marvel, HBO, Ubisoft, EA, and 2K as well as hundreds of thousands of independent artists and hobbyists in more than more

THU's André Luís joins Promised Land speaker lineup!

André Luís is the co-founder, CEO, and creative force behind Trojan Horse was a Unicorn (THU), one of the world's leading transformative experiences for digital artists and creative professionals. In 2013, he came up with the idea to create THU as a result of wanting to do things differently, be useful to society, and have an impact on people’s lives.   With a background in industrial design more

Ehren Bienert is the next Promised Land speaker!

Ehren Bienert has been artistically inclined his whole life. Upon entering art school, he dreamed of becoming a fine artist — but in an ironic twist it was his failure in this pursuit that pushed him into making collectibles for the entertainment industry, which he does to this day. His professional journey began in 2003 by sculpting wax athletes and comic book characters for McFarlane Toys. In 2009, more

Presenting our next speaker, Adam Goldstein!

Adam Goldstein is an artist with over 15 years in the industry and 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 more

Anna Podedworna, Stan Just and Tomasz Marchewka join our speaker lineup!

We’re happy to announce that our Open Day speakers: Anna Podedworna, Stan Just and Tomasz Marchewka will also participate in Promised Land Art Festival!   Anna Podedworna is an illustrator and concept artist. She started her career in CD PROJEKT RED and Flying Wild Hog. Now she is a freelance artist, growing a list of clients which includes studios such as: CD PROJEKT RED, Riot Games, Wizards more

Join us for Promised Land Open Day 2022! Tickets now available!

Calling all budding artists and creative industry enthusiasts looking to level up their skills or kickstart their professional career! Organized by CD PROJEKT RED in collaboration with the city of Łódź, Poland and EC1 Łódź - City of Culture, the one-day-only Promised Land Open Day is back in 2022 alongside this year’s Promised Land Art Festival! Read on to learn more about the event and how you can more

Our next speaker is sculptor, Romain Van Den Bogaert!

Romain is a freelance sculptor and character designer based in Lyon, France.   His fascination for shapes, volumes, and malleable materials manifested at an early age, a passion that was to become a lifelong creative pursuit. Romain completed a PhD on clay structure in soils, and since 2015 has dedicated himself entirely to sculpture — with many of his creations now edited and used by various more

Let's give a warm welcome to our next speaker, Dawid Lubryka!

Dawid Lubryka is an animator with over 13 years of experience in video games and animation. He began his career with CG at the age of 12, starting out with modeling, texturing, and rendering, before finally moving toward animation. He graduated from Bradford University in the UK, where he studied computer animation. While studying, he also worked as a teacher's assistant, providing support for younger more

IT Media is an Official Partner of Promised Land Art Festival!

We are pleased to announce that IT Media has joined the group of Promised Art Land Festival partners. An experienced provider of comprehensive solutions to the creative sector, IT Media conducts specialized training in 2D & 3D graphics, film, animation, DTP, and game development.   IT Media is a trusted partner of numerous companies such as Adobe, Wacom, Corel, MAXON Cinema 4D, Unity, Pixologic, more

Welcome our next speaker, Ines Scheiber!

Ines Scheiber is a French 2D animator specializing in realistic and anime-style special effects.   After graduating from the Les Gobelins animation program in Paris, she has traveled around the world, from England to Japan and Korea, in a personal quest to synthesize her eclectic influences through her animations. She has participated in projects including the Arcane Netflix series, feature more

Tina Nawrocki joins Promised Land 2022 lineup!

Tina Nawrocki is a 2D Animator with over 16 years of experience working across the gaming, television, and film industries. Tina joined Studio MDHR in 2015 to work on Cuphead as a Concept Artist and 2D Animator. She designed and animated the bosses for Sugarland Shimmy, as well as various platforming stages. Following Cuphead’s release Tina worked for two years on Studio MDHR’s new project, Cuphead: more

Promised Land 2022 tickets available! Meet the first speakers!

Get ready — Promised Land Art Festival returns to EC1 Łódź, Poland this August 31st – September 3rd! If you're anything like us and counting the days until this celebration of film, gaming, and other creative industries finally arrives, we’ve got a couple of announcements that'll whet your appetite even further!   Starting today, you can purchase your ticket for this year’s event, granting more