Ep.111: Great tips on working with clients with Luis Gadea

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Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Luis Gadea, a Character Designer, and Animator. He has worked in the animation industry on animated commercials, TV series and as a Character Designer for The Angry Birds movie and The Lego Movie Sequel.

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Key Takeaways

“Know what you want, but adjust your direction along the way!”

  • When Luis first moved to Canada he was afraid of his English, but he soon found out that ½ of his class were from Latin America and they learned English together
  • Luis studied both at an art school and online and he appreciates the one on one discussions with the teachers. This type of feedback is easier to understand.
  • Luis says that networking and leaving a good impression on your work is very important. His first job was recommended by a friend and the good work he did there brought him further opportunities.
  • Animation jobs in 2012 were paid by second approved and Luis was able to do 40 seconds per week

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Special thanks to Luis for joining me today. See you next time!

All artworks by Luis Gadea, used with permission

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