Industry Giants 2018

Presented by A Bunch of Short Guys


Saturday, September 22nd
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Gilley’s Dallas
1135 S Lamar St., Dallas, TX  75215


Tickets & more info below –



Mike Mattesi, Author of FORCE figure drawing books
Richard Lyons, Concept Artist at Naughty Dog
Bryan Godwin, CEO & Sr. VFX Supervisor Shade VFX
David Igo, Art Director – Licensed products at Sideshow Collectables
Lila Martinez, Storyboard Artist at Fox Television
Stephan Martiniere, Concept Artist
Ron Clements, Writer and Director for Disney

* Speed Portfolio reviews by Sr. Artist from Id, Gearbox, Janimation, Corgan, Playful, Robot, Explosm, Sony Santa Monica, Blizzard and more…  Sign up provided upon registration.

Dallas, Texas annual Industry Giants conference presented by the nonprofit guild, A Bunch of Short Guys, offers one full day of master classes, discussions and networking. Industry Giants features a distinctive lineup of industry professionals working in animation, visual effects and games. This year A Bunch of Short Guys have teamed up again with the Big(D)esign conference who showcases the biggest names in interactive development: user experience, usability, mobile development, user research, content strategy, social media and design thinking to have a joint conference focused on art, animation, games and interactive development all under one roof.

This year ABOSG’s are happy to present the FREE pre-event,  “A Live Interview with Stephan Martiniere“, Friday Sept 21st 7:30 pm – 9 pm.

Stephan Martiniere is one of the best concept artists in the world. His 35 year career includes work in the animation, game, film, publishing, and theme park industries. His film credits include: Star Wars, Avatar, Ready Player One, and Guardians of the Galaxy.

Stephan is working with Leap to design new immersive experiences. Plus, he is working with several major cities develop the cities of tomorrow.

In this informal evening, J. Schuh will ask Stephan about his process, work, inspiration, and current projects.