Fourth Brown Bag of the Semester – February 7, 2014

Avi Katz, artist and animator

ABSTRACT: Subliminal psychology is a crucial tool for any successful design. Whether it is an animated movie, video game or a graphic novel,  a professional design artist needs to take a dive into our human subconscious psyche for inspiration. During this brown bag talk I will demonstrate this hypothesis while sketching and using visual examples.

BIO: Avi A. Katz is an Israeli illustrator who currently works as an artist and art teacher in Bloomington, Indiana. He graduated with a BFA in film and animation from the School of Visual Arts in New York. Avi worked as an artist on Nickelodeon’s Blue’s Clues, led an art team at “Digital Production Solutions Israel” animation studios and worked as an artist at DKP Animation and Mainframe Entertainment studios in Canada. Avi was a faculty member at: Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, Israel, Tel-Chay Academy in northern Israel, Minshar Academy of Arts in Tel Aviv, Israel and is currently working as an adjunct lecturer in the Collins LLC at IU. He had four gallery shows in Israel and USA and is currently working on a museum exhibition of his colorized photography work. His art is displayed on

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