How do we progress to a specific story moment? What does your hero want? What information should you give and what should you leave out? All of these questions are answered in this wonderfully informative ànd entertaining presentation by John Nevarez. Flicking through uncountable sketches, he shares with us storyboards and beat boards, while explaining all about the essentials of visual storytelling. He dives into how to optimise your portfolio as a character or location designer, to set yourself apart from the crowd and ends his presentation with some of that John Nevarez-wisdom that just makes your day.

John has been an artist within the animation industry for over 20 years. He is known for his collaboration with Disney and Pixar animation studios resulting in his working for films like Cars 2, Inside Out, Coco, The Angry Birds Movie, The Secret Life of Pets and many more. Many, however, would be surprised to know that he was actually set out to graduate a Math major and only later switched to studying art and design.