Press Release October 1, 2019

Procreate Partners with Playgrounds in Eindhoven and Berlin.

Procreate is proud to announce Principal Sponsorship of two major conferences for leading artists and visual storytellers around the world: Playgrounds – The Art Department 2019 Eindhoven and Berlin.

Playgrounds: The Art Department - 2018 Eindhoven

This October, the world’s leading and most inspirational artists and designers meet up in the Dutch capitol of design, Eindhoven and the German capitol of creativity, Berlin, to share their knowledge, skills and inspirations.

Playgrounds The Art Department Eindhoven, held in Klokgebouw, the Netherlands on October 3rd and 4th and Playgrounds The Art Department Berlin, held in Vollgutlager, Germany on October 10th and 11th, focus on bringing educational opportunities and industry knowledge to artists working in film, animation and games - from character design, concept art and background visuals to props, rigging and robotics. In short, Playgrounds is a deep dive into the artistry that makes screen visuals come alive.

Playgrounds has a long history as a platform for conventions, festivals and events aimed at educating creatives through every stage of their careers.

As one of the go-to tools for professional visual artists, Procreate is committed to furthering educational opportunities for creatives.

"Serving as the principal sponsor of Playgrounds offers us the opportunity to contribute to the industry in a meaningful way. It gives us the chance to support and celebrate the artists who support and celebrate us in return. With so many accomplished and inspirational creatives sharing their knowledge, it’s an incredible moment in time for artists to come together, share and find new forms of inspiration.”

James Cuda, CEO and Co-Founder of Savage,,September 30, 2019

Procreate will bring several guest artists to speak at Playgrounds, including sci-fi fantasy concept artist Stéphane Bourez, and freelance illustrator and concept artist, Ramón Nuñez. Both guest artists will be undertaking a mainstage talk and demonstrating Procreate during both events.

The two events also feature a stellar speaker line-up of international talents including Bastien Grivet and Jessica Rossier from Wardenlight Studios, who helped create the punchy and colourful world of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse; Jama Jurabaev, a concept artist who has worked on a myriad of recent blockbuster films including Jurassic World, Aladdin and Terminator 2; Loish, whose unique and emotive character art has been featured by Coca-Cola and Sony; Laika, the studio behind Kubo and the Two Strings; Guerrilla Games, developer of the innovative post-apocalyptic adventure game Horizon Zero Dawn, and freelance fantasy artist, Even Mehl Amundsen.

Playgrounds is certain to accomplish what it always has: to be a meeting-place, hub of collaboration, source of inspiration, and unparalleled learning opportunity for artists at any stage of their career. Procreate encourages the global creative community to attend and be educated, be supported, and be inspired to go forth and make something beautiful.