Join ArtStation at FAN EXPO 2017

Calling all creative professionals, aspiring artists and ArtStation fans! From August 31st – September 3rd 2017,  we’ll be on scene at FAN EXPO in Toronto, Canada!

Visit us at our Booth

Come see us at booth #655 right beside Artist’s Alley!

Live Demos

You’ll get the chance to see live art demonstrations by professional artists on the Wacom Intuos Pro and Wacom Cintiq Pro using Sketchbook, and you’ll also able to try out an Intuos tablet for yourself at the booth!

Win Awesome Prizes

Visit us in person at our booth to enter for the chance to win several prizes. We’ll be giving away a brand new Wacom Intuos Pro tablet, 1 year subscriptions to Sketchbook Pro and 1 year subscriptions to ArtStation Pro!

A Panel Discussion You Won’t Want to Miss

Our panel is all about breaking into the creative media & entertainment industry and we’ve got just the right group of experts to join ArtStation CEO Leonard Teo to tell you how. Moderated by Mighty Dynamo’s Chris Cheung, our panel will also be joined by Ubisoft Senior Concept Artist Nacho Yague, Autodesk Sketchbook Director Thomas Heerman, and North Front Studio Co-founder Tim Warnock.

The job market and prospects for artists are constantly evolving, but these modern times are filled with unprecedented changes that directly affect how creative people work, find jobs, build client-bases, interact with fans, and generate revenue. If you are a creative professional or an aspiring artist trying to break into comics, commercial illustration, games or film, this panel will give you insight on how talent, technology, and Industries converge.

The discussion will also be followed by a Q&A session.


September 2 – 11:00 am Breaking Into the Media & Entertainment Industry, Theatre 701 A, Metro Toronto Convention Centre


Leonard Teo, ArtStation & Ballistiq

Leonard is the co-founder and CEO of ArtStation, your favorite art platform, and Ballistiq, a web product development agency. He has years of experience as a hybrid developer, designer, marketer and entrepreneur and formerly ran and founded CG Society and Ballistic Publishing.


Chris Cheung, Mighty Dynamo

Chris Cheung is hybrid creative and business leader. He has been an agent of change at organizations such as Alias, Autodesk, and the Foundry. Today, he is the founder and executive director of Might Dynamo Inc., an innovation consultancy as well as producer of brand properties such as Meta Olympia.


Thomas Heerman, Autodesk Sketchbook

Thomas Heermann is a Senior Director at Autodesk’s M&E division. He has 20 years of experience in building and bringing to market Automotive Design, Concept Design, Art and Illustration solutions. His current mandate includes Autodesk SketchBook that is used by more than 3 million people around the world.


Nacho Yagüe, Ubisoft

Nacho Yague has 12 years of experience as a Video Game Concept Artist.  After finishing games like Wanted: Weapons of Fate, he went on to work at Ubisoft Barcelona as Art Director on The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn. Later, Nacho moved to Bulgaria to work on Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation. He transferred again to Ubisoft Toronto where he created concept art for Splinter Cell: Blacklist and Assassin’s Creed: Unity.

Tim Warnock, North Front Studio

Tim Warnock is a concept artist and cofounder of North Front Studio in Toronto, along with his business partner Ryan Dening. North Front is a boutique creative studio specializing in concept design, visual development, illustration and key art. Since 2014, North Front has had the privilege of working with some amazing clients such as Riot Games, Armature Studio, Battlecry Studios, DreamWorks Pictures, Alcon Entertainment, CBS Television, Paramount Pictures, DC, and Amblin.

Let us know you’re coming on our Facebook event here. 


About the author

Sierra is the Editor of ArtStation Magazine.