Alex Alvarez

United States


Alex is the founder and president of Gnomon, which includes the acclaimed Gnomon School in Hollywood, California,as well as The Gnomon Workshop, which provides professional online training for artists. He has been described by Fast Company Magazine as a visionary who has helped change the face of computer graphics education, having dedicated the past twenty years to educating students and professional artists around the world. Alex has been published in industry magazines, websites, and books and has taught at many international conferences. While his career these days is focused on education, he has worked as a creature development artist on such projects as James Cameron’s Avatar, JJ Abram’s Star Trek, Super 8, Green Lantern and Ridley Scott's Prometheus.

Constantly evolving his own techniques for personal work, he has developed an arsenal of skills that allow him to combine multiple tools such as Maya, ZBrush, Photogrammetry, V-Ray, Redshift, World Machine, SpeedTree, amongst others, to create assets and terrains that are impressive in their portrayal of natural environments.


Work Experience

Present day

Sculptor, 3D Artist and Founder and President

Gnomon School