Creative Career Advice on ArtStation Learning

This batch of 10 ArtStation Learning courses and series is packed with tons of advice for artists, by artists. Find plenty of helpful tips and tricks for your current job (or job hunt)!


From School to Studio

by Becca Hallstedt

If you’re trying to find a job in the highly competitive fields of media and entertainment, there are many things you can do to set yourself up for success. In this course, Becca shares valuable learnings and experience that can help you land your first studio job.

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Career Building

by Clinton Crumpler

In this three-part series, Clinton Crumpler leans on his in-depth experience to help those looking for their next break get set up for success when it comes to career prep and building an attractive portfolio. Learn about presenting yourself, applying and interviewing, and starting a new job.

     Watch it here     

Creating a Development Plan

by Alex Beddows

Senior Environment Artist Alex Beddows shares how he formulated a development plan to advance his career and gives tips that can help make your journey easier.

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Things You Need To Know

by Alex Beddows

In this series, Alex Beddows sheds light on the key stages of the artist’s career journey through pre-industry, junior, and mid or senior artist.

     Watch it here     

Industry Events and Networking

by Jenny Harder

Jenny Harder discusses the benefits of being present at industry events and gives some pointers on how to make a lasting impression. Learn how to build relationships that last throughout a career!

     Watch it here     

Guide to Game Art Applications

by Kieran Goodson

Are you unsure if your portfolio is helping or hurting your job hunt? Does the idea of writing another cover letter or resume send a chill down your spine? This three-part series by Kieran Goodson is an essential introduction to the process of getting a job in game art. Kieran covers core topics related to portfolios, resumes and cover letters, and art tests and interviews.

     Watch it here     

How to Become a Self-Taught 3D Artist

by Patrick Ziegler

In this ArtStation Learning course, Patrick Ziegler will guide you through the steps needed to become a self-taught 3D artist in the game industry. Learn about educational resources, positive mindsets, possible career paths, and more. Prospective 3D artists will find actionable advice that they can immediately start implementing into their career journey!

     Watch it here     

Your First Week as a Junior Artist

by Patrick Ziegler

Learn what the first few days and weeks as a Junior Artist look like. Patrick Ziegler talks about relocation and moving to a new place, your first few days in the studio, making new friends, and mindsets to keep you on track.

     Watch it here     

The Day-to-Day Life of an Environment Artist

by Karen Stanley

Karen’s course is a great primer for anyone thinking about getting into environment art. Find out what tasks are expected in this role, how the role interacts with other positions in the studio, and how art fundamentals are used to accomplish the goal of creating a beautiful, memorable, and playable space for the audience.

     Watch it here     

How to be Happy at Work – A Guide to Becoming Self-Assured

by Javier Benitez

Javier helps viewers understand and overcome fears, insecurities, and negative thoughts about project work. Learn how to become a better team player, and a happier worker!

     Watch it here     


Looking for more career advice? Check out this list of 9 Portfolio Tips for Game Artists in 2021 >


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