Alex Alvarez

Gnomon School of VFX, Games & Animation

ALEX ALVAREZ

FOUNDER, PRESIDENT/CEO – GNOMON SCHOOL OF VFX, GAMES & ANIMATION

Alex is the founder and director of Gnomon, which includes the acclaimed Gnomon School in Hollywood, California, as well as The Gnomon Workshop, which provides professional online training for artists. He has been described by Fast Company Magazine as a visionary who has helped change the face of computer graphics education, having dedicated the past twenty years to educating students and professional artists around the world. Alex has been published in industry magazines, websites, and books and has taught at many international conferences. Aside from Gnomon, he continues to work professionally including as a creature development artist on such projects as James Cameron’s Avatar, JJ Abram’s Star Trek, Super 8, Green Lantern and Prometheus.

Constantly evolving his own techniques, he has developed an arsenal of skills that allow him to combine multiple programs such as Maya, ZBrush, Photoshop, V-Ray, World Machine, SpeedTree, amongst others, to create assets and terrains that are impressive in their portrayal of natural environments.  Alex is revered by his peers, who openly celebrate his exceptional talent, skill, and support for artist recognition. He is renowned for his generosity of spirit toward supporting and building an environment that maintains a commitment to artistic passion and excellence while promoting the invaluable role of content creators within the demanding constraints of the ever-expanding entertainment industry.