Have you ever wondered what it really takes to go from student to working professional? Training to become an industry artist may seem daunting at first, but Gnomon’s curriculum and instruction methods are designed to prepare students at any skill level to become successful working artists as soon as they graduate. Join Gnomon Director of Education, Max Dayan, and Gnomon host, Adam Hartel, as they discuss the school’s unique approach to educating artists for careers in VFX, Games, and Animation.

During this livestream, Max and Adam will break down the benefits of learning the entire digital production pipeline, share insight into what characteristics make a successful student, and dispel those pesky misconceptions people often have at the start of their education. Be sure to RSVP for the October 9th livestream! Whether you’re just starting out or already honing your craft, you’ll leave with a deeper understanding of how Gnomon’s education prepares you for a successful career as a digital production artist.


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.

Guest Speakers

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May DayanDirector of Education: Vocational

As the Director of Education: Vocational, Max is responsible for the development of internal training processes and procedures in support of initiatives affecting the Education Department, as well as mentoring students in all emphases of study. He also identifies and procures top industry professionals as qualified instructors for Gnomon, based on his multiple years of professional industry experience. Max has been teaching at Gnomon since 2010. His background ensures that the high standards of Gnomon’s curricula and instruction are upheld via the identification and implementation of new technologies. Max is a graduate of Gnomon’s vocational program and studied at Ivy Tech and Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis.

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Adam HartelGnomon Recruiter

As a Gnomon Representative, 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.

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