Join us Friday, October 30th as we all take a moment away from re-watching the season two premiere of The Mandalorian to chat with character artist Ashley Stegon, who worked as a character modeler for the hit show. During this exclusive interview, our host Adam Hartel will talk with Ashley about how she went straight from high school to training at Gnomon, and then onward to working on some truly incredible projects. We will discuss how Ashley uses a strong foundation in 2D art to create compelling characters with 3D tools like ZBrush as well as what advice she has for artists looking to do the same. If you've been wondering how a love of drawing can translate into a career creating 3D characters, you won't want to miss this online event. Throughout the stream, viewers will have the opportunity to ask Ashley questions in the livestream chat.

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 event on the Gnomon Twitch Channel, YouTube Channel, and Facebook Live.


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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Ashley StegonCharacter Artist at Cloud Imperium Games

Ashley grew up in San Diego and moved to L.A. in high school to pursue a career in film or games. She worked at Legacy Effects for four years as a character artist for rapid prototyping and currently works at Cloud Imperium Games as a Character Artist.

Ashley is a 2016 Gnomon Alumni who graduated from Gnomon's certificate program, studying Modeling and Texturing

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Adam HartelGnomon Host

As a Gnomon host, 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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