Discover how to get started as a character animator in the games industry during an exclusive interview with Casey McDermott on Friday, July 3 at 11:00AM PDT. Gnomon alumni and senior animator Casey McDermott will share his career journey and what lead him to where he is now. Casey will also share his tips and tricks on how to bring a character to life and what it takes to be a character animator.

A Virtual Info Session will follow the interview with Casey. This virtual presentation is a great opportunity for prospective students to learn about:

  • Educational Options + Curriculum
  • How to Apply
  • Portfolio Requirements
  • Financial Aid Opportunities
  • The Student Experience
  • Alumni Success
  • Careers within the Visual Effects, Animation, and Games Industries

RSVP for the livestream event here.


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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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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Casey McDermottSenior Animator

Casey McDermott is a Senior Animator currently working at Blizzard Entertainment in Irvine, California. Before attending Gnomon School of Visual Effects, Games and Animation he had rather limited experience in art and animation; however, finding a passion in the industry and building an amazing network of contacts, since graduating he has gone on to work at Rhythm & Hues, MPC, Brain Zoo Studios, and now at Blizzard Entertainment where he works currently.


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