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KitBash3d and the Virtual Frontier

KitBash3d and the Virtual Frontier


Thursday, December 12th, 2019, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm


On Thursday, December 12th, Banks Boutté and Maxx Burman, founders of KitBash3d, will be taking the Lenovo Stage at Gnomon for an insightful look into the evolution and future of environment design and virtual world creation.


Whether it's for a video game, VFX-driven film, or social post, KitBash3d works to get creators inspired to build spaces for genuine human connectivity and purpose. Join Banks and Maxx for a collaborative discussion about the creative process and pipelines behind these virtual worlds as they offer real-life experience on how you can more easily bring your artistic visions to fruition thanks to the numerous resources available to artists today.


Space is limited, so be sure to RSVP and arrive in good time to secure a place in line. Attendee check-in will open at approximately 6:30 PM and a valid Eventbrite RSVP will be required to get an event wristband. Admission is first-come first-served and a wristband does not guarantee entry in cases that the stage reaches capacity.


Attendees are welcome to join a guided tour of Gnomon before the event. If you'd like to schedule a tour, please email outreach@gnomon.edu. If you are unable to attend the event in person, you can watch the live stream on our Twitch Channel.



Gnomon's Bachelor of Fine ArtsCertificate in Digital Production, and 10-week individual courses are designed to develop well-rounded artists that are skilled in the diverse disciplines within 3D production. For those outside of the US, virtual classroom-style online courses are also available.

Guest Speakers

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Banks Boutté
Co-Founder & CEO of KitBash3d

As a director, producer, and entrepreneur, Banks has dedicated his career to exploring the human experience and interactivity through media and technology and has helped create experiences with Google, Samsung, Amazon, Call of Duty, Levi's, and Syfy.

Most recently, Banks co-founded the premium 3D asset store, KitBash3d, delivering models for movies and video games around the world. Additionally, he served as the Executive Producer of the Nintendo Switch game Sleep Tight, which is now being developed as a feature film with the producers of Planet of the Apes.

Banks has also hosted shows for the Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, and History Channel, and last year, created The KitBash3d Festival, which featured guest artists Bobby Chiu, James Paick, Ash Thorp, George Hull and many more. The event has become the most watched live streamed digital arts festival to date garnering over 5 million live viewers.

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Maxx Burman
Co-Founder & CEO of KitBash3d

Maxx is an art director, matte painter, and entrepreneur, who's spent the last decade designing compelling worlds for blockbuster films and video games. His work can be seen in films such as Iron Man, Godzilla, Her, shows like Game of Thrones, Westworld and The Walking Dead, and game franchises like League of Legends, Destiny, Far Cry, and Titanfall. Most recently, Maxx helped to design the apocalyptic future of Terminator: Dark Fate.

In 2017, Maxx co-founded KitBash3d, the premium 3D asset store for movies and video games, as well as created the Nintendo Switch game Sleep Tight, which is now in development as a Motion Picture with Chernin Entertainment. Maxx was recently included in the 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 List, which highlights the top leaders in the video games industry globally.

When he’s not working on KitBash3d, Maxx travels the world speaking at events to inspire the next generation of artists. To date, he’s given talks in the US, England, Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, and Croatia.