Curious about how Thanos' warrior armor and Batman's suit shaped them for battle? Want to hear about early versions of Molten Man and Hydro-Man? Learn all about the world of creature and character design in this exclusive interview with Jerad Marantz. The veteran designer behind some of your favorite films and television shows (including Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man: Far From Home, and Lovecraft Country) will walk viewers through his process from early passes to final creative decision. Join our host, Adam Hartel, as he talks with Jerad about his artistic journey, his use of 3D tools like ZBrush, and advice he gives to concept artists getting started in the entertainment industry. Throughout the stream, viewers will have the opportunity to ask Jerad questions in the stream 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


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Gnomon's full-time programs and 10-week individual courses are designed to develop well-rounded artists that who 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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Jerad S. MarantzCreature Designer, Concept Artist, Writer, Director

Jerad S. Marantz started his career at an early age interning for Special FX houses. Trying a little of everything enabled him to narrow his focus to creature design, and concept art. His acquired skills in sculpture, painting, illustration, 3D Modeling, and Photoshop all aid his unique sense of design.

Marantz’s many credits span over the Film, Television and Game industries and include: Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame, Spiderman Far from Home, Dr. Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy 1-2, Justice League, Batman vs. Superman, Deadpool 2, Shazam, Dune, Amazing Spiderman 1-2, X-Men: Apocalypse, X-men: Days of Future Past, The Conjuring, Rise and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Noah, Clash of the Titans (Lead Designer), American Horror Story, Grimm, Westworld, Lovecraft County, Gears of War 4-5, Titan Fall, Infamous 2 …etc.

You can find more of Jerad’s artwork on his Artstation and Instagram page.

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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.


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