The Learn Squared Podcast – Episode 8: Irena Smitakova

In this episode, we welcome Irena Smitakova. A Matte Painter, Environment Generalist, Concept Artist & Mentor. Irena’s passion for her craft knows no bounds. Having worked on projects such as Lion King, Call of the Wild, to name a few, we discover how our Intro to Matte Painting class w/ Maxx Burman helped Irena on her journey.

Irena also mentors students, listen to find out which BIG NAME artist surprised her when they signed up for her mentorship. Irena also offers free resources to up and coming artists via her Alpha Brush brand.

Irena worked as a Matte Painter on The Lion King.

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