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Episode Info: Jan Urschel is a freelance concept designer and illustrator working in the entertainment industry, designing for feature films and video games. Clients include: Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros, Lucasfilm, Marvel, EA, Sony, Ubisoft, LucasArts, Cloud Imperium Games, Psyop etc. Full shownotes: http://yourcreativepush.com/janurschel In this episode, Jan discusses: -His decision to go to school for Japanese studies and what that did for his art. -Living and working in Singapore as a graphic designer. -His inspiration to become a concept designer and the thought process behind making the switch. -How he started and stopped his art many times over many years. -How he got his first job at LucasArts and what it was like to work there. -The struggle of either not being allowed to show the work that he did on a project, or not wanting to show it because it has been so long. -The importance of doing personal work as a freelancer and how he attempts to find the balance of personal work and client work. -How he is in his most productive and effective state when he is employing painful self-discipline. -His “Project T” and the importance of pursuing your own personal projects for the simple purpose of self-pleasure. Jan's Final Push will inspire you to remember to enjoy living life and getting that daily inspiration and experience from life.   Quotes: “As a freelancer, you need some material to show off what you can do.” “In order to put yourself out there in a way that is true to yourself, you really need to put out personal work.  And a lot of it.” “You have to follow your own path and listen to your creative ideas.” “Live your life and have a bit of fun.  People are too focused on making money or becoming a superstar.” “Experience as much as you can and live a full life.  That will help you to become a better creative in the end.” Connect with Jan: Website / Instagram / Twitter / Behance On the next episode: Shayne Taylor : Website / Instagram Join the discussion in the Facebook group!Read more »

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