Speakers & Mentors

Paxton Galvanek - 2022 ECGC speaker

Paxton Galvanek

Paxton Galvanek is the Studio HR/Operations Director at Funcom (makers of Conan Exiles, Conan Chop Chop, Anarchy Online, Secret World, and currently DUNE games). Paxton oversees Funcom’s Operations …

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Ryan Grady - 2022 ECGC speaker

Ryan Grady

Ryan E. Grady is an Illustrator and Concept Artist based in Raleigh, NC. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art at Appalachian State University and her Master of Art + Design from NC State University. She is currently …

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Brandon Crews - 2021 ECGC speaker

Brandon Crews

Brandon is from Tarboro, NC and lives in Garner, NC. He is an assistant professor of Simulation and Game Design at William Peace University and a technical animator who focuses on 3D character rigging, animation …

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David Schultz - 2022 ECGC speaker

David Schultz

I first learned digital art in 2004 as an Intern at a small studio in Asheville, NC. I worked for a few years as a freelance artist and in various non art-related jobs, before becoming an Environment Artist …

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Ryan Hoss - 2022 ECGC speaker

Ryan Hoss

Ryan Hoss joined the game industry in 2011 and is currently a Senior VFX Artist at Deep Silver Volition working on Saints Row (2022). He also contributed VFX to Agents of Mayhem, which shipped in 2017. Prior to joining Volition, Ryan worked …

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Chris Devens - 2022 ECGC speaker

Chris Devens

Chris Devens has been at Insomniac Games for 9 years. He spent the first 8 years as an environment artist shipping games on PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Oculus, and PS5.

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