Join us for a new episode of Archetype with Josh Herman! Jerad Marantz, whose credits include Dune, Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame, Spiderman Far from Home, and Dr. Strange, will be chatting design and process while Josh continues working on his character for "The Artist."

This weekly livestream series will focus on the 12 literary archetypes, which help foster a sense of familiarity between characters and audiences. Each month, Josh will feature a character type (the hero, the outlaw, the ruler, the jester, etc.) and walk viewers through the entire creative process of character design resulting in a new, complete character! Catch up on the first few episodes to see how Josh began working on this month's character type: The Artist.

Josh is no stranger to groundbreaking character design. As a digital sculptor, he has worked on some of the biggest movies over the past decade including Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok, and Avengers: End Game. Josh is also a seasoned instructor and will answer viewer questions and provide insight into how to stay inspired, creative, and innovative when approaching a new character design.

If you're interested in character creation and want to learn the step-by-step process of bringing an idea to life, you won't want to miss the new, weekly series!

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

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Guest Speakers

Josh HermanGnomon Chief Creative Officer

Josh comes to Gnomon with a decade of experience in film, television, and games. As an alumnus of Gnomon’s Certificate in Digital Production Program, he has worked as a Creative Director, Art Director, and Character Designer for prestigious studios such as Marvel Studios, Naughty Dog, Legacy Effects and Cloud Imperium Games. Josh loves to “pay it forward” by teaching classes and workshops where he can help continue the education of others so they can find their passions like he did, at Gnomon. Josh is a graduate of Westwood College and has a Bachelor of Science in Animation.

Josh continues to work on personal projects exploring ideas for films, graphic novels and tabletop games. Some of his professional projects include The Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor: Ragnarok, Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception, and Star Citizen.

Jerad Marantz Creature Designer, Concept Artist, Writer, Director

Jerad S. Marantz started his career at an early age interning for Special FX houses. Trying a little of everything enabled him to narrow his focus to creature design, and concept art. His acquired skills in sculpture, painting, illustration, 3D Modeling, and Photoshop all aid his unique sense of design.

Marantz’s many credits span over the Film, Television and Game industries and include: Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame, Spiderman Far from Home, Dr. Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy 1-2, Justice League, Batman vs. Superman, Deadpool 2, Shazam, Dune, Amazing Spiderman 1-2, X-Men: Apocalypse, X-men: Days of Future Past, The Conjuring, Rise and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Noah, Clash of the Titans (Lead Designer), American Horror Story, Grimm, Westworld, Lovecraft County, Gears of War 4-5, Titan Fall, Infamous 2 …etc.

You can find more of Jerad’s artwork on his Artstation and Instagram page.

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