3D Artist & Educator

Ryan Kingslien

CEO & Founder of Vertex School

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Hey there, Ryan Kingslien here.

In 2004, I became the very first Product Manager for ZBrush at Pixologic where I worked with programmers and artists to fuse traditional and digital art processes. To put it another way, I'm the guy who put the Rake brush in ZBrush.

I then built the first digital sculpting and design school and taught digital sculpting to thousands.

Now, I'm running Vertex School. 

I founded Vertex School with a vision for how to help creatives land jobs. Spending $100,000 on a college education just isn't an option for all artists, and it shouldn't need to be. 

Vertex School is a live, online school where you can learn from AAA experts no matter where you're located. Without the burden of a physical location, we put forth that anyone, anywhere can become a successful 3D Artist. It just takes a bit of grit and dedication to the craft. 


My Recent Podcast Episodes

Education is not a passive activity.

Don't wait for it to dawn on you.

Education is Exploration

Get moving and discover knowledge for yourself.

When leaving the nest, Vertex alumni soar

Student Work

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