Courses & Talks
Art Director Patrick O'Keefe teaches 2D Sequence Illustration with Learn Squared
Paint Your Universe. Learn to create incredible compositions with speed and simplicity from art director Patrick O'Keefe. Courses are available on Learn Squared, which offers courses from some of the industry's leading artists. When you sign into Learned Squared, the first lesson is completely free, which is a perfect way for you to gain some game-changing knowledge and to try before you buy.
— Patrick O'Keefe (@okeefe_artist) May 3, 2020
"Paint your universe. Capture an entire story in a set of dynamic and energetic paintings. Sequence illustration is an invaluable skill in just about every visual field imaginable, from movies to video games to commercials, so you can't afford to sleep on this one. When you study under industry-leading art director Patrick O'Keefe, you'll learn all his tricks for quickly laying down compelling compositions, zeroing in with detail and color, then post-processing one gorgeous final piece. After you pass this course, you'll be wondering how you used to create art any other way. When you sign into Learned Squared, the first lesson is completely free, which is a perfect way for you to gain some game-changing knowledge and to try before you buy."
IAMAG Master Classes
"Patrick O'Keefe, Spiderman into the Spider-Verse Art Director presents how he's created a graphic universe for the awarded movie.
You'll also be able to enjoy a collection of Bonuses, as a Live Demonstration, recorded during IAMAG Master Classes and a participation to a priceless panel, with Goro Fujita, Sparth, and special guests, how to create a successful portfolio."
LIGHTBOX EXPO 2021: STREET TO SCREEN
Patrick will discuss his meandering career from Graffiti artist, to Video Games concept designer, TV show Background Painter, Advertising Illustrator and finally Art Directing feature Animated Films. He will breakdown his path and process as well as give insight into his work on the Academy Award winning animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
LIGHTBOX EXPO 2020: ARTIST TO ART DIRECTOR
LIGHTBOX EXPO & Brian Holidae | Podcast Blerd Present
ARTIST TO ART DIRECTOR with
Art Directors: Patrick O'Keefe | Dave Bleich | Nick Hiatt | John Bell
Moderated by Brian Holidae
Patrick O'Keefe: Wall-Drawer to Wall-Crawler
"It's fitting that, early in Patrick O'Keefe's graffiti career, his art got him busted AND hired on the same day. From then on, his career has been a collision of timelines from across the art-verse, starting with graffiti, then studying animation at Sheridan College, painting at Emily Carr, followed by working in gaming, and more recently, art direction and visual development on Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Patrick traces these threads with Bobby and they talk about the many points at which their lives have intersected even before this interview."
From Student to Art Director of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The journey of Patrick O'Keefe
"We're joined by Patrick O'Keefe, the extraordinary Illustrator, Art Director, and Learn Squared instructor who gives us a candid and honest insight into his artistic journey. An essential listen If you feel you need some inspiration or are in a well of doubt right now. Patrick also goes into depth about his Learn Squared course - 2D SEQUENCE ILLUSTRATION - and how it's tuned so students have all the ingredients to handle working in the film industry as sequence illustrators."
-- Learn Squared
Interested in booking Patrick for a speaking engagement or other educational opportunities? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Patrick O’Keefe is a Concept Artist and Illustrator working for film, video games, television and commercials. His list of clients include Sony Pictures Animation, Electronic Arts, Visceral Games, Mercedes, Blind Pictures and many more.