Career Days


Join our talks for inspiration and advice on how to navigate the next step in your creative career

April 9: Freelancer Day
April 10: Studio Day
April 11: Portfolio Day
Artist: Martijn van Oers

Wacom Career Days is a unique 3-day online event featuring presentations, discussions, and portfolio reviews, aimed at assisting creatives with varying experience levels to navigate the available career options and maximize their employment opportunities.

  • Get inside tips and recommendations on how to launch and sustain a successful freelance career
  • Discover how to develop ideas into stunning images
  • Listen to company executives discuss their criteria for hiring creatives and the future of studio work
  • Get expert advice on how to put together an impactful portfolio, including live reviews

9 April
Freelancer Day

Learn how to launch and sustain a successful freelance career

Artwork by: Lois van Beerle

14:00 CEST | 13:00 GMT+1

It's All About YOU
with Alexander Wätzel

Alexander Wätzel from dgtl-craft postproduction will talk about the importance of focusing on your self-brand and will share tips, tricks, and hard-earned insights from his career.

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17:00 CEST | 16:00 GMT+1

Using social media to generate income as an artist
with Loish
Live-Viewing Only!

In her presentation, Loish will talk about how social media works, how you can create a strategy aimed at gaining more exposure, and tactics to use that exposure to generate income, like commissions / Patreon / etc. The talk will include some exercises that viewers can do in their own time to help them build a strategy for themselves.

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20:00 CEST | 19:00 GMT+1

Navigating Career Choices
with Glen Southern

There are so many exciting opportunities for a young creative person today. Whether it's concept art for games, 3D modeling for TV and film, design for web and print, or even becoming immersed in VR, AR, and MR projects. I would like to share my journey so far and how I have to make important career choices even now. I'd also like to explore how to make yourself different in an oversaturated marketplace.

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10 April
Studio Day

Industry insiders reveal the talents and skills of successful job applicants

Artwork by: Jonathan Opgenhaffen, art director at Framestore

14:00 CEST | 13:00 GMT+1

Framestore Art Department from Sketch to Screen
with Ben Kovar, Dan Baker, and Jonathan Opgenhaffen

An insight into how 3 prominent artists within the film industry work. Discussing effective processes, Creature Design, Environment Design, approaching a brief and their experiences in the Concept world.

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17:00 CEST | 16:00 GMT+1

Pitching and producing unique stories that entertain globally, and other studio insights
with Tendayi Nyeke and Vanessa Sinden

Join award-winning Triggerfish Animation Studios as they share some tips on pitching ideas to major partners. How to keep going when the odds are stacked against you and the importance of remaining true to yourself and producing diverse content and more.

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20:00 CEST | 19:00 GMT+1

Nurturing and Developing Young Creatives for Future
with André Luìs

In this talk, André Luìs from THU has a friendly chat with Wacom EMEA PR Manager Jeroen where they discuss the value of bringing creatives together and giving them a space to be themselves, tips of working around imposter syndrome, and how to create an environment online and offline for more introverted creatives. 

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11 April
Portfolio Day

How to put together an impactful portfolio, illustrated through live review sessions

Artwork by: Darek Zabrocki

14:00 CEST | 13:00 GMT+1

Art of Business
with Darek Zabrocki

In this talk, Darek Zabrocki will share with you the secrets of being a successful concept artist who made his passion into a business. Negotiating rates, building a respectful artist brand, diversifying incomes through running multiple businesses, acquiring new clients are amongst the topics he will discuss during his X minutes talk.
Tune in and get some serious in-depth knowledge!

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17:00 CEST | 16:00 GMT+1

Portfolio review and advice
with Ben Kovar, Dan Baker, and Jonathan Opgenhaffen from Framestore
Live-Viewing Only!

A chance to have portfolios reviewed and receive guidance and advice from leading artists within Framestore's art department on how to improve or how to be recruited.

20:00 CEST | 19:00 GMT+1

Let's Talk Business
with Faik Karaoğlu and Mike Jelinek

The closing session of Career Days features a relaxed fireside chat with Wacom global senior VP Faik Karaoğlu and Mike Jelinek, Senior Product Manager at Wacom and an experienced concept designer. Faik and Mike will talk about the pure business side of having a creative career and discuss the differences and convergence of creativity and business.

We invite our audience to actively participate in this session with your questions and comments.

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Your Questions Answered

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How do these sessions work?

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You will receive an e-mail after you complete your registration. You will find the links to the sessions inside that e-mail. Click on the links on the day of the event and you can watch the sessions live.

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Do I have to register for each session I want to attend?

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Not at all, our registration form is a single sign-up that will allow you to join EVERY session, it's up to you to choose which ones you want to watch live.

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I really want to watch these sessions but I have an exam/deadline/meeting/date, can I watch them later?

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Absolutely, almost all of our sessions will be recorded, and soon after the event is over, we will make them available on our YouTube channel. Make sure you are subscribed to our newsletters to know when they're available. Check out the events with Live-Viewing Only! label to see those that will not be available for for viewing later.

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Do I need to own a Wacom product, or any specific tools to join these sessions?

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Whether you are working on a Wacom, pen & paper, or any other device, you are free to join our sessions.

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Are these session free? Is there a fee?

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This event is completely free.

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