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Damon Conn announced as keynote

Damon Conn, who is a veteran director of eight years, started his career in 1996 at Los Angeles' Westwood Studios, a division of Electronic Arts (EA), where he worked as a character animator and cinematics artist on the Blade Runner computer game.

In 1999, Conn co-founded 7 Studios, where he raised a team of over 40 artists within eight years. During this period he served as art director for numerous game projects, including: Legion: The Legend of Excalibur, Defender, Fantastic Four, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow, and The Sopranos: The Road to Respect. While working on these titles, Conn had the honor of recreating 3D likenesses of actors such as Jessica Alba, Michael Chiklis, and Chris Evans, all from Fantastic Four, as well as James Gandolfini, Tony Scirico, and Steve Van Zandt of The Sopranos. Conn's model of James Gandolfini won honors for 7 Studios at the Spike TV Video Game Awards in 2006. Currently Conn is the art director of 3Dsolve where he set benchmarks for an elite level of quality by working at the production level of simulation and game development.

"Damon is a veteran in his field and his extensive background and experience make him an asset to our team and to our customers," said Richard Boyd, chief executive officer of 3Dsolve. "This industry requires that the most creative and innovative minds be at the forefront of design, and Damon's artistic leadership and quality of work will enhance our team's capabilities."

Conn received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

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