Mitch Bowler is the Founder of Pencil Kings and the Co-founder of Evolve Artist. He has worked with countless companies, including Pixar, Marvel, Dungeons & Dragons, Activision, and more. As a former 3D technical artist, Mitch has gone through the ups and downs of honing his craft, which is why he decided to revolutionize the way that art is taught. Both of his companies offer professional instruction and hands-on support from real artists in order to help creatives around the world take their work to the next level.
Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:
- Mitch Bowler shares his framework for making your art career path real
- Mitch demonstrates how to identify potential career paths by looking at job descriptions
- Why experience is not always necessary for landing an art position
- How to determine which creative skills are in demand for your dream career
- Mitch’s take-home exercise: look at the job descriptions of the people behind your favorite creative projects
In this episode…
If you’re ready to transform your dream of having an art career into a reality, then you’re going to need a plan. And, what better way to start planning your art career path than by determining exactly what skills will benefit your level up?
For artists looking to jumpstart their careers, job descriptions are a goldmine of valuable information. That’s because they are essentially a wish list compiled by the companies you want to work for. As Mitch Bowler says, by analyzing a job description in the creative field you want to join, you can effectively gauge the skills that are in demand and devise a plan of action for how to obtain those skills—and land your dream job.
In this week’s episode of Pencil Kings, host Mitch Bowler reveals how to ground your art career path in reality using job descriptions. Listen in as Mitch talks about how to discern what creative skills are in demand for a specific field, why experience isn’t the only metric for determining if you are qualified for a job, and the importance of breaking out of your comfort zone as you make your dreams a reality. Stay tuned.
Resources Mentioned in this episode
- Mitch Bowler on LinkedIn
- Mitch Bowler on Twitter
- Pencil Kings
- Evolve Artist
- Mitch’s Quiz on the Four Phases of the Creative Career
- Careers at Activision
Sponsor for this episode…
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