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Chimirus specializes in professional digital arts training for the modern creative world. We are dedicated to training emerging students, working professionals and creative teams to achieve their next level of success.

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We believe in professionals instructing the profession and focus on the skills required for success in the creative industry. We approach instruction by craft, process and workflow to develop a deeper core understanding of art and design that has universal application.

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WE'D LIKE TO THANK OUR PARTNERS FOR THEIR SUPPORT & INNOVATION IN THE CREATIVE COMMUNITY

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WHAT'S IN A NAME?

The name Chimirus is a nod to the “Chimera,” a three-headed beast from Greek folklore with the head of a lion, body of a goat and the tail of a snake. Something legendary; existing only in one’s imagination. In this case, our “beast” represents today’s three core digital production needs: Design, 3D and Animation.

 

The first part of the name, “Chi”—well, no surprises there. Chi-town is our hometown—the city we know and love: Chicago. The second half, “mirus” in Latin, means “to wonder” or “marvel.” It is literally where the magic happens. Because, isn’t that really what we as artists do? We create magic; that wonder.

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DAVE PASCIUTO

Dave Pasciuto has been working in the entertainment industry for over 24 years at several production studios such as; Framestore, Dose Pictures, Leviathan, Vitamin Pictures, Arc Worldwide, Sol Design FX, Reality Check, New Wave Entertainment, EA Chicago and Robomodo. Various clients include: Disney, Marvel, Warner Brothers, HBO, CBS, ABC, ESPN Sports, Real-D, Sony, Electronic Arts, Activision, Zynga and many more.

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ROGER YUEN

Roger Yuen has been working in the Game industry for over 20 years. He’s contributed to over 35 games, ranging from AAA console games to extremely popular mobile games. Roger has brought his skills as an artist and sparkling personality as a leader to well-established studios such as; Electronic Arts, Robomodo, Seven Lights, Flipside5 and most recently, Scientific Games. His passions are to create, collaborate, motivate and…lead.

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