Ep.149: Sam Nassour on why you should master the art of observation

Hey, guys! In this episode, I am chatting with Sam Nassour, an Art Director, and Visual Development Artist, in Dubai. He works mainly in animation and games, with studios like Cartoon Network, DreamWorks TV, and Nickelodeon Jr.

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“Be authentic with yourself and do the thing you love, not necessarily what is popular. Do what makes you feel like you and that connects with your heart!”

  • About moving to Dubai, Sam shares that he came without anything and found his job at Cartoon Network by accident, walking into a comics convention in Dubai from the beach and showing his portfolio on his smartphone
  • As an Art Director, Sam is wearing different hats, working with different artists – background artists, character artists, 3D modelers
  • When hiring artists, Sam always looks at the certain level of quality – dedication, exploration, freshness, believability in characters, backgrounds, color & light

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

All artworks by Sam Nassour, used with permission

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