Gnomon Event: Halloween Creature Feature

Time: Thursday, October 29th, 2020, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Discover the captivating realm of scary and hair-raising creature creation in celebration of Halloween during a special Gnomon art jam session with guest veteran artists including Jerad Marantz, Luis Carrasco, Kyle Brown and Jared Krichevsky.

Join Gnomon host and representative, Adam Hartel, as he talks with the veteran artists about their artistic and career journey’s, their individual artistic process for creature creation, what their favorite projects are to date, and what it’s like being a creature and character concept artist in the entertainment industry.

During this livestream-only event, the veteran artists will share a single, digital collaborative canvas to freestyle draw Halloween inspired creatures and give a walkthrough of their creative decision process and how they approach creating creatures that catch your eye. If you’re passionate about the world of creatures, this is a livestream you will not want to miss!

Watch the exclusive livestream event on Gnomon’s Twitch Channel, YouTube Channel, and Facebook Live.

Learn more about the event here.

Guest Speakers

Jerad S. Marantz – Creature 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 include: Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame, Dr. Strange, American Horror Story, Grimm, Westworld, Lovecraft County, Gears of War 4-5, Titan Fall, Infamous 2 …etc.


Kyle Brown – Senior Concept Artist working in Film, Television and Games

Kyle Brown  graduated from the Columbus College of Art & Design with a Bachelor’s degree in Illustration. After CCAD, Kyle moved to Los Angeles to attend the Gnomon School of Visual Effects, which led to roles in the entertainment field as a creature and character designer working predominantly in film and television. He has worked on projects from Warner Bros. 20th Century Fox, Netflix, Sony, The Jim Henson Company and Disney.


Luis Carrasco – Senior Concept Artist at Terraform Studios

Luis is a Character & Creature design specialist who worked on many acclaimed titles including StarWars The Force Awakens, Jurassic World, and Ready Player One. As a designer, Luis collaborates with Art Directors on visual development across projects, provides concept art to communicate ideas for the design and look of a project, for directorial approval. Luis has taught design at many institutions including the Gnomon School of Visual Effects and the Academy of Art University.


Jared Krichevsky – Concept Artist

Jared is a character and creature designer working in the visual effects industry. He has worked on characters for the big and small screen including Jiminy Cricket on ABC’S Once Upon a Time(2011), The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014-2016), Horus and Set in God’s of Egypt (2014), Elliot the Dragon in Pete’s Dragon(2016), The Crooked Man in James Wan’s Conjuring 2 (2016), Dart in Stranger Things 2 (2017), and Pennywise the Clown in the horror film IT (2017). Jared’s exciting upcoming projects include Guillermo Del Toro and Scott Cooper’s Antlers (2019) and Godzilla Vs King Kong (2020) and Black Adam (2022).


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