PK 227: Exploring the Storyboard Artist Career Path

Mitch-Bowler-226-Sergio-PaezSergio Paez is an animation director, a successful author, and a founding member of, a visual storytelling community. He has spent the last 20 years pushing the limits of what it means to be a story artist while working with Pixar, Lucasfilm, Sony, and many more. Sergio has also created courses that teach budding artists how to design engaging and exceptional storyboards.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn: 

  • Sergio Paez discusses the importance of creating a passive income with your art 
  • Is storyboarding a viable career path?
  • Sergio explains what it means to be a story artist
  • Sergio’s expert tips and tricks for artists who want to get involved with storyboarding
  • What is your reason for creating your craft?
  • Sergio talks about the potential career paths for storyboard artists
  • How to grow and excel in the storyboarding industry
  • Sergio’s thoughts on the future of the story market

In this episode…

The common stereotype of the “starving artist” has started to fade from the mainstream view. New opportunities in industries like tech, marketing, and film have allowed artists to shine like never before. This is especially true for artists who can successfully communicate clear and consistent ideas through storyboards. 

Sergio Paez is one of these successful artists. With over 20 years of experience creating storyboards, Sergio is an expert at transforming mere ideas into gripping adventures or heart-wrenching tales. So, what is his advice to artists looking to build a prosperous career in storyboarding? 

In this week’s episode of Pencil Kings, host Mitch Bowler sits down with Sergio Paez, renowned author, story artist, and animation director. They discuss how to build a career as a story artist, the importance of creating passive income, and the many viable career options in media production. Sergio and Mitch also share their love for the creative process and their tips for making a living as an artist.

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