Partners & Contributors

Trusted by the best

Major Partners

CDA is supported by key industry partners across film, games, animation, technology and innovation. Their support is paramount to the success and mission of this accreditation for digital artists.

The Rookies

The Rookies is a trusted support network for artists during their journey from novice through to industry professional in Creative Media and Entertainment industries. We provide young artists with a clear path to success created by the very people that have al...

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Epic Games

Epic Games’ Unreal Engine technology brings high-quality games to PC, console, mobile, VR and AR platforms. Developers also use Unreal to create photorealistic visualizations, interactive product designs, films, virtual productions, mixed reality TV broadcasts...

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Sony Pictures Imageworks

Sony Pictures Imageworks is the Academy Award®-winning visual effects and animation unit of Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group known for live-action visual effects, dynamic creature and character animation and all-CG animation. ...

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Technicolor, a worldwide creative technology leader in the media and entertainment sector, is at the forefront of digital innovation. Our commitment: supporting the delivery of exciting new experiences for consumers in theaters, homes, and on-the-go....

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Framestore brings extraordinary ideas to life in any space or screen through craft, imagination and technology. Offices in London, New York, Los Angeles, Montréal, Chicago, Melbourne, Vancouver, and Mumbai....

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Method Studios

Method Studios is an award-winning, international visual effects group with facilities in Los Angeles New York, San Francisco, Atlanta, Vancouver, Montreal Melbourne and Pune. As an artist-driven company known for its creativity, Method Studios services high-e...

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Government of South Australia - Department of Innovation and Skills

The Department for Innovation and Skills is responsible for supporting South Australia’s future economy, creating prosperity and opportunity for the people that choose to live and work in our State....

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Playside Studios

PlaySide is Australia's largest game developer, located in the world's most liveable city, Melbourne, Australia. Founded in 2012 by a group of experienced video game professionals, the company specializes in developing console-quality games, tailored for mobile devices.

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Established in 2004, Monkeystack is a multi-international award-winning interactive, animation and design studio based in Adelaide, South Australia. Masters at adapting to the evolving digital landscape, Monkeystack is a multi-disciplinary chameleon delivering solutions unique to the needs of our clients. We’ve mastered the art of weavin

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Crystal Dynamics

Crystal Dynamics is an award-winning, top of class game development studio located just south of San Francisco in sunny Redwood City, CA. Founded in 1992, Crystal Dynamics has grown into a world class studio by developing iconic franchises and keeping at the forefront of the very latest in technology and graphics. Crystal Dynamic

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We are DNEG, one of the world's leading visual effects, animation and stereo conversion companies for feature film and television, with studios in London, Vancouver, Mumbai, Los Angeles, Chennai, Montréal, Chandigarh, Bangalore and Toronto.

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Meet the Team

Our Amazing Contributors

Certified Digital Artist accreditation is backed and supported by the following Industry professionals across Education, Technology and Creative Studios.
Abraham Abdala
HiRez Studios
Lead Technical Animator
Adam Elkins
Industrial Light & Magic
Senior Texture Artist
Adrian Smith
Games Academy Falmouth University
Game Art Lecturer
Adrian Tsang
Important Looking Pirates
Head of Build / Assets
Adrian Yanguas
VFX artist
Alban Orlhiac
Head of Texturing
Alvin Leong
3dsense Media School
Alwyn Hunt
The Rookies
Amit Patpatia
Interior Night
Senior Lighting Artist
Amy Moorcroft
Double Negative
Andrea De Dominicis
Mountaintop Studios
Concept Artist
Andrew Johnson
Senior 2D Artist
Andrew McDonald
The Rookies
Andrew Schlussel
Head of Education and Training
Anna Hodge
Rising Sun / UNISA
Manager, Training and Education
Anna Middleton
Weta Digital
Assistant Technical Director
Anne-Laure Beaujard
Isart Digital
Communications Director
Anthony Walsh
Syn Studio
Arnaud Valette
AMC Studios
Concept Artist
Ashley Tilley
The Mill
Modelling and Texturing Supervisor
Benjamin Barbelet
1st Assistant Director
Brad Sick
Animal Logic
Modelling Supervisor
Calvin Cropley
Motorsport Games
3D Artist
Catriona Murray
Ecole MOPA
External Relations
Chin Fong
Environment Artist
christeen mackey
Crystal Dynamics
Recruiting Manager
Clémence Auger
External Relations
Cleopatra Narcisse
3is Internation Institute for Image and Sounds
International Development Director
Clinton Crumpler
Midwinter Entertainment
Principal Envio Artist
Coline Moire
Head of Communications
Craig Welsh
Animal Logic
Lighting Director
Cristian Hinz
Blue Sky Studios
Senior Creature Effects TD
Dallan Pickard
Turtle Rock Studios
Prop Artist
Damien Mace
Lead Digital Matte Painter
Dan Contreras
Phosphor Studios
Environment Artist
Daniel Rubel
Certain Affinity
Animation Director
Daniele Tosti
Image Engine Design Inc.
Lighting Department Supervisor
Danielle Harrell
Dean at ArtFX
David Plaza
Animum Creativity Advanced School
Dennis Glowacki
Raven Software
Environment Artist
Dori Arazi
Santa Monica Studio
Cinematography Director
Drew Collins
Animal Logic
Learning and Development Manager
Dulce Isis Segarra
Axis Studios
Senior 3D Character Artist
Efflam Mercier
Lead Environment Concept Artist
Fabien Roumazeilles
Fellipe Beckman
Head of Talent
François Larrieu
Contract Artist
Funny Schütt
Animation Lead
Gabriela Ruch Salmeron
Head of Groom and Creature FX
Galaad Alais
Mikros Animation
Lighting/Compositing Artist
Gareth Hutchinson
University of South Wales
Course Leader
gary bergeron
Certain Affinity
lead lighting artist
Genevieve Camilleri

VFX Supervisor
Georgios Mouzis
SAE Institute
Marketing Manager, Greece
Gianpiero Monopoli
State of Art Academy
CEO and Art Director
Gonzalo Márquez
Escena - Animation and Digital Arts School
Greg Berridge
Sony Imageworks
Manager of Training
Harshit Penamata
Retrophiles Pvt. Ltd.
Unreal Environment Artist
Hong Chan Lim
Blizzard Entertainment
Senior Character Artist II
Humberto Gamboa
Jr 3D Artist
Ian Thomson
UTS Animal Logic
Jacob Stephens
Weta Digital
Layout Head of Department
Jahirul Amin
Double Negative
VFX Trainer
Jaime hernan
3D animator
James Brady
Deck Nine Games
Senior Environment Artist
James Gentile
Monolith Productions
Mocap Supervisor
James Lucas
Industrial Light & Magic
Texture Artist
Jarom Brand
Method Studios
Rigging TD
Jeasy Sehgal
Virtual Production Dojo
Jeff Parrott
Blizzard Entertainment
Art Manager
Jens Martensson
Weta Digital
Effects Supervisor
Jessica Ruiz Coca
Flying Bark
Sr Digital Artist
Jill Wallace
Axis Animation
Head of Talent
Jim Brown
Epic Games
Principal Designer
Jimmy Calhoun
School of VIsual Arts
Director of Operations
JoAnn Patel
Champlain College
Program Director & Associate Professor
Joel Wood
Tactic Studios
Environment Artist
John Williams
NetherRealm Studios
Lead Designer
Jose Luis Soler Dominguez
Florida Universitària
XR Lecturer
Josh Herman
Gnomon School
Joshua Wu
XM Studios
Digital Sculptor
Justin Holt
Method Studios
Texture Supervisor
Justin Mohlman
Epic Games
Game Development Learning Producer
Karen Stanley
Ubisoft Toronto
Senior Environment Artist
Käy Vriend
Royal Dutch Navy
Lead Material Artist
Kelly Barschig
That's No Moon
VP, Talent Acquisition
Kem Yaralioglu
Rare Ltd
Senior Environment Artist
Kevin Borjon-Piron
Illumination MacGuff
Character TD
Kim Taylor
Animal Logic
Production Designer
Kingstone Lorenzo
NetherRealm Studios
Associate Artist
Kris Kaufman
Senior Environment Artist
Laura Hohman
Nickelodeon Animation Studio
CG Supervisor
Lawrence Zalasky
Method Studios
Head of Layout Department
Luc Girard
Framestore (Montreal studio)
Groom head of department
Luis Cataldi
Epic Games
Lead Evangelist
Magali Rigaudias
Animal Logic
Animation Lead
Marcela Versiani
Bigpoint GmbH
Lead Artist
Marco Doldan
Butic The New School
Margaret Phillips
Method Studios
Industry Liaison
María De la Iglesia
Lightbox Academy
Mark Flanagan
Education & Training
Marnie Pitts
Senior Texture Artist
Mathieu Mazerolle
Director of Product
Matt Boyer
Matchmove Supervisor
Matthew Board
Miami University
Assistant Professor
Maxine Schacker
Max the Mutt College of Animation, Art & Design
Melissa Altobello
Crystal Dynamics
Senior Environment Artist
Michael Borhi
Head of Texture
Michael Dahms
Strategic Marketing
Michael Keith
The DAVE School
Director of Career Services
Michael Peter
Senior Generalist
Michael Tanzillo
3D Artist
Michelangelo Cellini
Cloud Imperium Games
Senior Environment Artist
Mieszko Lacinski
Environment TD
Miles Green
Animal Logic
FX Department supervisor
Milos Milosevic
DFX Supervisor
Mirco Paolini
Important Looking Pirates
Murray Blue
High Moon Studios
Associate Environment Artist
Neda Zdravkovic
Auckland Institute of Studies and Europa Connect Ltd.
Neil Gallagher
University of Hertfordshire
Lead Lecturer
Nick Fredin
CG Spectrum
Nick van Diem
Industrial Light & Magic
Creature Supervisor
Nicklas Byriel
3D College
Nicolas BLARD
Artline Institute
Head of programs
Nicolas Sanchez
Bellecour Ecole
Nikola Panic
Merlin Studio
Lead artist
Niraj Desai
Arkane Studios
Lead Animator
Ollie Hilbert
Head of Education and Training
Olutomiwa Adeyingbo
3D artist
Oscar De Anda
3D Artist
Paul Mellender
Warner Brothers
Art Director
Pauline Costantini
Industrial Light & Magic
Senior Texture Artist
Philipp Willer
Lead Animator
Philippe Gaulier
Art Director
Raine Anderson
Industrial Light & Magic
Texture Supervisor
Ravi Kant Bahl
Ricardo Boronat
Phosphor Studios
Character Artist
Richard Fry
Industrial Light & Magic
Look Dev TD
Rick Knox
Certain Affinity
Senior Artist
Rik Leenknegt
Howest University of Applied Sciences - Digital Arts and Entertainment
Academic Director
Roberto Clochiatti
Head of Lighting
Rogelio Olguin
343 Industries
Lead Environment Artist
Rosie Walker
Double Negative
Digital Compositor
Ruben Athouel
Blur Studio
Senior Scene Assembly
Ruben Monmany
LCI Education Barcelona
Ryan Blake
Creative Director
Saint Walker
Escape Studios
Deputy Dean/Director
Salman Alam
3D Animator
Sam King
Self Employed
Art Director
Scott holmes
Cinesite VFX
Animation director
Scott Kingslien
Vertex School
Scott Thompson
Think Tank Training Centre
Sébastien Carrillo
Method Studios
Lighting Lead
Simon Boxall
Yoobee Colleges
Faculty Leader
Simon Scales
CDW Studios
Sofronis Efstathiou
Bournemouth University
Principal Lecturer
Sonja Christophe
IO Interactive
Lead Environment Artist
Stanley Dellimore
Method Studios
Global Head of CG
Steve Brown
University for the Creative Arts
Steve Stopps
Excalibur Games
Studio Development Director
Steven Manship
Ninja Theory
Lead Cinematics
SuAnne Fu
Savannah College of Art and Design
Chair of Interactive Design and Game Development
Swan Keller
Visual development artist
Tim Crowson
Digital Domain
CG Supervisor
Timothy Dries
Senior Environment Artist
Tomas Sackmann
3D Character Artist
Trygve Bjellvåg
Kristiania University College
Course Leader / Associate Professor
Tyler Chiocchio
Insomniac Games
Vince Tan
The One Academy
Project Manager
Wade Ryer
Rigging Supervisor
Wataru Ikeda
Naughty Dog
Visual Effects Artist
William Easton
Future Games
Head of School
William Lu
Academy of Art University
Yohan Blanc
Artline Institute
Zak Boxall
Industrial Light & Magic
Senior Texture and Lookdev Artist
Zeina Masri
Mikros Animation
Feature Film Animator

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