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Art Leadership Roundtable: Art Directors

Keith Self Ballard  |  Art Manager, Blizzard Entertainment

Location: Room 112, North Hall

Format: Roundtable
Track: Visual ArtsBusiness, Marketing & Management
Vault Recording: Not Recorded

The Art Leadership Roundtable is an open forum intended to provide its attendees with both insight and information pertaining to the management, leadership and direction of game development teams and studios. This session is devoted to the exchange of experience and approaches to the most pressing issues facing art directors, artists and art culture. How do you communicate vision? This session will focus on, not only how vision is established, but the practical approaches to communicating and reinforcing vision.


Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with industry peers and listen to accounts of how different studios have dealt with similar problems. The purpose of this roundtable is the sharing of experience and the contrasting of ideas. Those with an eye toward future management or direction positions will have an opportunity to pose questions to the roundtable. Ultimately, one of our prime goals is the growth of art leadership and art culture across our industry.

Intended Audience

While this roundtable is art-centric in its focus, it is open to attendees from any discipline who are eager to gain insight into how an art department functions. Attendees are not required to be current art leads or art directors; however, they are required to have an interest in how art leads and art directors identify and respond to challenges in our industry.