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SYDNEY 2012 WORKSHOP OVERVIEW
2-7 July 2012. Design Centre Enmore.

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KEKAI KOTAKI is a internationally acclaimed concept artist and illustrator. He is currently senior concept artist at ArenaNet, the makers of the Guild Wars franchise and is also a freelance illustrator. Kekai has won numerous awards worldwide and his work can be seen in publications including: Spectrum 17/16/15, Expose 8/7/6/5/4, Exotique 6/5/4/3 and Digital Art Masters 5 and frequently in Imagine FX just to name a few! Kekai’s list of clients includes: ArenaNet, Wizards of the Coast, Tor Books, Blur, DC Comics, Fantasy Flight Games, Paizo, Phoenix Age, ROBOT Communications, ImagineFX, Macmillan, Fantom Print, Eclipse Publishing and Ballistic Publishing. Kekai also lectures and demo’s at workshops around the world including at the Concept Design Academy in LA and aslo at Feng Zhu’s Master Designer Workshop 2012. Singapore.
To see more of Kekai’s work visit: www.kekaiart.com

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JOHN PARK is currently Lead Concept Artist at Adhesive Games (creators of HAWKEN) and teacher in LA. John started his career as a concept artist at Design Studio Press, working with Scott Robertson on the project/book Alien Race. John’s list of clients includes: SpinMasters, NBC Universal, The Walt Disney Company, Hasbro, Mattel, Blur Studios, Spark Unlimited and Outso. John also teaches classes at Red Engine. A private entertainment design school located in downtown Los Angeles.
To see more of John’s work visit: www.jparked.blogspot.com

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GERHARD MOZSI is currently a concept artist/matte painter working at Cartel Artists in Sydney, Australia. Gerhard has worked on numerous Hollywood film projects including: Pre Vis for The Great Gatsby, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Last Dragon, The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Terminator Salvation and also worked for game companies: Acony Games and THQ Studio Australia.
To see more of Gerhard’s work visit: www.gerhardmozsi.com

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BEN MAURO is concept designer working for the film industry in Wellington, New Zealand. He is currently employed at Weta Workshop and is working on loads of cool movies! Including The Hobbit: There and Back Again, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Elysium among many others. Some of Ben’s previous clients include: Universal Pictures, EUROPACORP, Vishwa Robotics, Sony Pictures Animation, Insomniac Games, Lucasfilm and Design Studio Press.
To see more of Ben’s work visit: www.artofben.com

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ROBIN ELEY was born in London to an Australian father and Chinese mother. In 1981, the family returned to Australia where he would complete his secondary education. In 1997 he travelled to the United States to attend Westmont College, earning his BA in Fine Arts and captaining the basketball team. In recent times his work has been recognised by the Archibald Prize (Finalist 2012) the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (Highly Commended runner-up in 2010 and Highly Commended 3rd place in 2011) and his debut solo exhibition “Singularity” at Hill Smith Gallery, sold out before prior to opening. He now lives in Adelaide with his wife, Rachel.
To see more of Robins work visit: www.robineley.com