Industry Giants 2018 conference in Dallas


Dallas, Texas annual Industry Giants conference presented by the nonprofit guild, A Bunch of Short Guys, offers one full day of master classes, discussions and networking. Industry Giants features a distinctive lineup of industr professionals working in animation, visual effects and games. The Industry Giants conference is partnered with the Big(D)esign conference who showcases the biggest names in interactive development: user experience, usability, mobile development, user research, content strategy, social media and design thinking to have a joint conference focused on art, animation, games and interactive development all under one roof.

This year ABOSG’s are happy to present the FREE pre-event, “An Evening with Stephan Martiniere”, Friday Sept 21st 7:30 pm - 9 pm.

Stephan Martiniere is one of the best concept artists in the world. His 35 year career includes work in the animation, game, film, publishing, and theme park industries. His film credits include: Star Wars, Avatar, Ready Player One,and Guardiansof the Galaxy.

Stephan isworking with Leap to design new immersive experiences. Plus, he is working with several major cities develop the cities of tomorrow.
In thisinformal evening, J. Schuh will ask Stephan about his process, work, inspiration, and current projects.

Saturdays Speaker lineup includes:
RichardLyons, Concept Artist at Naughty Dog
Bryan Godwin, CEO & Sr. VFX Supervisor Shade VFX
David Igo, Art Director - Licensed products at Sideshow Collectables
Lila Martinez, Storyboard Artist at Fox Television
Ron Clements, Writer and Director for Disney

2018 also introduces speed portfolio reviews by Sr. Artist from: Id, Gearbox, Janimation, Corgan, Playful, Robot, Explosm, Sony Santa Monica, Blizzard and more… Times and availability provided upon registration.

There will be all day figure drawing with author and art director Mike Mattesi, of the Drawing FORCE series. Local artist Nick Langley and Paul Labadie will also host drawing sessions.

Ticket information is available

Industry Giants is owned and operated by A Bunch of Short Guys, inc. 501©3 ( a Texas based animation,Game development and digital artist professional group.