Character Concept Design 

This course will take you through the full process of creating concept art for video games. 

  • Learn how character design looks in AAA games
  • Learn to analyze and art direct your own designs
  • Learn how to use visual storytelling
  • Learn how to properly present your final project on your portfolio
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What you'll learn:

This course will take you through the full process of creating concept art for video games. You will learn from an industry professional, Marek Madej, how to create concept art in the AAA pipeline.

Many aspiring artists don't have the knowledge of how game development works, and how that impacts their designs. Marek will show you the whole process for character design, including how other departments might influence the design process during different steps.

You'll begin the course focusing on research, learning how to set up a proper and effective mood board. As the course progresses, you will focus on story-telling, details, and finally your portfolio-ready presentation.

By the end of the course you'll:

  • Have improved understanding of how concept art fits into the game development pipeline
  • Have an improved understanding of character design for AAA games
  • Know what skills are important to showcase in your portfolio
  • Have created your own portfolio-ready character


Live sessions and pre-recorded videos


January 8th, 2024


Jan 20th, Feb 3rd, Feb 17th, Feb 24th at 9 am PST


Photoshop, ZBrush and 3D packages such as Maya, 3DS Max, Modo, or else should be known to follow along


Intermediate to Advanced

Our Courses Include

Full Time Technical Support

Receive technical support from a dedicated professional in the private course Discord group. 

Lifetime Course Access

Come back to reference courses video or review content at any time. 

Private Discord Group

Interact with your peers and share your work in your private course Discord group. 

Small Class Size

The class size is limited to 20 people. 

Meet Your Instructor 

Marek Madej

Born in 1987, Marek has been working in this industry since 2007. He is currently a Senior Expert Concept Artist at Activision Blizzard. 

Some of his most interesting projects that must be listed are: Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher: Wild Hunt  including two expansion packs, Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, “The Melancholy” by Lars VonTrier and “The Lost Town of SvitieŇļ” by Kamil Polak.

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