About LightBox Expo

WHAT IS LIGHTBOX EXPO?

LightBox Expo (LBX) is the ultimate gathering of artists who work in the entertainment industry bringing your favorite films, animation, games, TV shows and illustrations to life. At LBX, we aim to ignite your passion, fuel your imagination, and propel you to new artistic heights!

 

LBX provides a vibrant space for artists to congregate, meet and celebrate their craft with fellow creatives. It’s a place for artists to share their work with the public, further their skills in their respective industries, and make meaningful connections that will help artists thrive in the entertainment industry.

 

But that’s just the beginning! Our primary mission is to educate and empower. We offer hundreds of programs, interviews, hands-on experiences, presentations, demos and more to help you take your art to the next level, learning from the very best in their fields. We also offer free portfolio events via a lottery system so that everyone has an equal chance to sign up and get their artwork reviewed by a professional. It’s a chance to learn how you can take your talent to the next level from the best in the business.

 

Discover a whole new world of artistic talent as you explore our sprawling artist alley, home to over 300 exhibiting artists for you to discover, shop from and connect with. We believe in fostering a healthy and diverse environment that showcases artists and their work, so to keep the creative landscape fresh and supportive of emerging talent, we curate our event to ensure that less than 20% of participants had a table in the previous year. This means you’ll always encounter fresh faces and new talent to engage with.

 

In addition, our show floor includes over 100 exhibitors from top companies, schools, and studios worldwide. The opportunities for networking and making industry connections are virtually endless!

 

Above all, LBX is a home for artists. It’s a place to learn, connect, grow and gain the tools to ultimately thrive as an artist in the entertainment industry. We hope you can join us!

THE ADVISORY COUNCIL

LBX founders Bobby Chiu and Jim Demonakos want to ensure that everyone attending will be respected and treated fairly, so they created the LBX Advisory Council, an ever-evolving, rotating group made up of some of the best artists and studio representatives in the business to help steer LightBox Expo in a direction that is beneficial to all involved. Together, we are committed to making LBX an event that inspires and empowers artists from every corner of the industry.

Doeri Welch Greiner

Doeri Welch Greiner

Industry Recruiter

Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver

Character Designer

Nicole Hendrix

Nicole Hendrix

Co-Founder of BRIC Foundation

Rachel Meinerding

Rachel Meinerding

Co-Founder of Concept Art Association

Karla Ortiz

Karla Ortiz

Concept Artist

Crash McCreery

Crash McCreery

Illustrator & Creature Designer

Dawn Yamazi

Dawn Yamazi

VP Talent Recruiter at Illumination

Iain McCaig

Iain McCaig

Concept Artist & Designer

Christophe Lautrette

Christophe Lautrette

Visual Development Artist

Loish

Loish

Illustrator & Animator

Jean-Jacques Launier

Jean-Jacques Launier

Art Personality, Author & Co-Founder of Art Ludique Museum

Diane Launier

Diane Launier

Editor-In-Chief & Co-Founder of Art Ludique Museum

Ryan Lang

Ryan Lang

Visual Development Artist & Concept Artist

Chris Cheung

Chris Cheung

Executive Director, Mighty Dynamo, Inc

Andrea Demonakos

Andrea Demonakos

Creator Advocate

Wesley Burt

Wesley Burt

Concept Artist & Illustrator

Kei Acedera

Kei Acedera

Character Designer and Concept Artist

Justin Goby Fields

Justin Goby Fields

Concept Artist

Renée di Cherri

Renée di Cherri

Adobe Marketing Manager and Illustrator

Phillip Boutte Jr.

Phillip Boutte Jr.

Concept Artist

Helen Mingjue Chen

Helen Mingjue Chen

Art Director / VisDev Artist

Jim Demonakos

Jim Demonakos

LBX Co-Founder

Bobby Chiu

Bobby Chiu

LBX Co-Founder

Airi Pan

Airi Pan

Concept Designer and Illustrator