Join us on May 4th, 2021 for a special virtual event as we celebrate all things Star Wars! We'll be joined by a special guest artist, and ILM Senior VFX Art Director, James Clyne. May the Fourth be with you!

Be sure to stick around for a Virtual Info Session to learn all about Gnomon, and a detailed overview on:

  • Careers for artists in digital production
  • Educational Options + Curriculum
  • How you can prepare to pursue training at Gnomon
  • How to Apply

Watch the stream on the Gnomon Twitch Channel, YouTube Channel, and Facebook Live on Tuesday, May 4th at 7:30 p.m. PDT.

Events with closed captioning are available via the Gnomon Facebook Live 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

Thumb 1619548140 bw.james clyne headshot
James ClyneILM Senior VFX Art Director

James Clyne has worked in the film industry for almost two decades. James studied fine art at UC Santa Barbara where he focused on oil painting and photography, surfing as often as possible in between classes. He was inspired by master painters and the power of light through a lens. He went on to Art Center where he studied automotive, industrial and film production design. He graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science.

Since then, James has collaborated on well over thirty film projects. The highlights include working with Steven Spielberg on a number of projects in various capacities related to visualization. On A.I. and Minority Report James not only designed specific production assets but also created imagery that was used to inform the look of the movie through the relationship between light and emotion.

James was also the Production Designer on an animated feature in 2008, Tusker, a magical film about a tribe of Indian Elephants. In 2011, James was selected by Steven Spielberg to put together an art team for the development of a television series. James has also worked with James Cameron on Avatar and Battle Angel, JJ Abrams on both Star Trek Films, Robert Zemeckis, as well as projects with Michael Bay, Darren Aronofsky, and Terry Gilliam, to name a few.

James is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He has won an Art Director Guild award for best Art Direction for Avatar. In 2013, James joined ILM/Lucasfilm and was given the opportunity to work on Star Wars: The Force Awakens as an Art Director. In the following years, he continued art directing on The Last Jedi. For Solo: A Star Wars Story and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, he acted as the Lucasfilm Design Supervisor.

Thumb 1619548164 adam headshot
Adam HartelGnomon Host

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.

More Events