Want to tune up your portfolio? Or put together a portfolio for the first time?

Join Gnomon Admissions Advisor Xander Pakzad as he shares tips and tricks to develop and improve your art portfolio! Our host, Adam Hartel, will be talking with Xander about the cornerstones for an admissible portfolio, as well as how you can work one-on-one with a Gnomon advisor as they guide you through the process of developing your portfolio to showcase your best work.

Stick around after the interview 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 livestream on the Gnomon Twitch Channel, YouTube Channel, and Facebook Live page on Friday, January 15th at 11:00am PST.

Events with closed captioning are available via the 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

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Xander PakzadAdmissions Advisor

As Admissions Advisor, Xander provides support to prospective students as they develop their artistic skill - set and pursue their goals in the entertainment industry. His previous experience in video game development, game journalism, and elementary education, as well as his continuous efforts in freelance illustration and writing, affords him a holistic capacity that uniquely supports students. Xander graduated from the University of California, San Diego , with a double major in Interdisciplinary Computing & the Arts , and Communication.

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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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