WHO ARE WE?
Chimirus specializes in digital art career coaching and training for the modern demands of the creative world. We are dedicated to serving the next generation of designers, motion designers, 3D and game artists —emerging students, working professionals, and creative teams to achieve world-class success.
We are firm believers in the professionals instructing and guiding the profession and we focus on the skills required for success in the creative industry. We approach instruction by craft, process, and workflow—not software, to develop a deeper core understanding of art and design that has universal application.
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.
Dave Pasciuto has been working in the entertainment industry for over 24 years at several production studios
such as Framestore, Leviathan, Electronic Arts, Dose Pictures, Gnomon, Reality Check Studios, Vitamin Pictures, EA Chicago, Robomodo and more. Various clients include
Disney, Warner Brothers, HBO, CBS, ABC, ESPN Sports,
Real-D, Sony, Samsung, Activision, Zynga and many more.
He currently is the Director of Design & Motion at Sprout Social.
Roger Yuen has been working in the Game industry for over 17 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, Scientific Games, and most recently, Synapse Games. His passions are to create, collaborate, motivate and…eat.