Curious about how Gnomon can help you make the transition from student to landing you dream job? Join us on Twitch on Friday, July 24 at 2:00 PM PDT for “How to Land Your Dream Job Directly Out of School” to gain a deeper understanding of how Gnomon Director of Placement and Alumni Relations, Shannon Wiggins, has been helping students land their dream jobs in the VFX, animation and games industry for over 10 years.

Gnomon Director of Placement & Alumni Relations Shannon Wiggins will join Recruiter Adam Hartel in a candid discussion about Gnomon’s placement process. With a career spanning more than 15 years in entertainment, Shannon brings her expansive knowledge of the industry to help place Gnomon alums in jobs that best fit the needs of each individual and gives insight into what studios are looking for in prospective employees. During this livestreamed event, Shannon and Adam will touch on how Shannon coaches each student to develop skills necessary for working in the industry, which studios regularly hire Gnomon alumni, Gnomon's placement rate and studio network, internships and what makes them different at Gnomon, and more. The event will also include a Q&A session so Shannon and Adam can respond to your questions in real time.


Gnomon's full-time programs and 10-week individual courses are designed to develop well-rounded artists that who are skilled in the diverse disciplines within 3D production. For those outside of the US, virtual classroom-style online courses are also available.

Guest Speakers

Shannon WigginsGnomon Director of Placement and Alumni Relations

As Gnomon’s Director of Placement and Alumni Relations, Shannon is responsible for the cultivation and expansion of Gnomon’s industry and alumni network, and works closely with employers to facilitate employment for Gnomon graduates and alumni. Additionally, Shannon serves as an advisor to students, and lends her industry experience to a variety of student service activities in support of Gnomon’s Mission. With 15 years of experience in the entertainment industry, including a decade as a visual effects artist on over 30 feature films, Shannon is an experienced team leader, having supervised departments at multiple companies. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications from the University of Denver.

Adam HartelGnomon Recruiter

As Recruiter, Adam travels to high schools, community colleges, and trade shows to educate prospective students about Gnomon’s academic options and provide information about careers in the entertainment industry. With over two decades of experience working in nonprofit, Adam has used his skills in visual art, photography, and design to create socially conscious initiatives in collaboration with art students and professionals. He has lived and worked abroad in Norway and the Netherlands while traveling Europe as a community developer and public speaker. Adam holds a Bachelor of Arts from LIFE Pacific University.

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