Jared Krichevsky joins our Instructor Spotlight series to talk about creature modeling, including his work on Godzilla vs. Kong, Avatar 2, Stranger Things, and Wonder Woman!

Gnomon's instructors are working professionals who bring unique experiences and perspectives into the classroom, and Jared is no exception! As a Senior Concept Artist, Jared has provided creature and character designs to some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters over the last several years. As a Gnomon instructor, he teaches his students how to bring traditional sculpture and design skills into Pixologic’s ZBrush to create amazing creatures.

During this interview, we will talk with Jared about his journey as an artist, what it is like to work as a concept artist, and what you can expect when learning from him at Gnomon. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask your questions in the chat!

Immediately following the interview, our host Adam Hartel will share a brief informational session about the Gnomon student experience and the various careers for artists within the Visual Effects, Animation, and Games industries.

Watch the stream on the Gnomon Twitch Channel, YouTube Channel, and Facebook Live on Friday, December 17th at 11:00am PST.

Events with closed captioning are available via Gnomon Facebook Page.


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

Jared KrichevskySenior Concept Artist

Jared is a creature and character designer working in the visual effects industry. With his decade of experience, Jared has designed many iconic characters who have graced the big and small screen, including Jiminy Cricket on ABC’s Once Upon a Time (2011),The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014), Horus and Set in Gods of Egypt (2014), Elliot the Dragon in Pete’s Dragon (2016), the Crooked Man in James Wan’s The Conjuring 2 (2016), Dart in Stranger Things 2 (2017), and Pennywise the Clown in the blockbuster horror film IT (2017), Mechagodzilla for Ready Player One (2018), and Mechagodzilla for Godzilla vs. Kong (2021). Some of Jared's exciting upcoming projects include Antlers (2021), Black Adam (2022) and M3GAN (20XX).

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