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Jason Manley is leaving the posts of president and CEO at Massive Black, the game art outsourcing company he founded and led for six years, as co-founder Chris Hatala takes up the reins.
According to a statement made by the San Francisco-based studio today, Manley will remain on the company's board of directors, but plans to spend more of his time tending to his websites ConceptArt.org and The Art Department. Both sites have been long-time affiliates of Massive Black, with many of the firm's key employees sourced from the former site's community.
I wouldn't say he 'departed' Massive Black. Sounds like he is just handing over the reigns.Jason departs Massive Black !!!
Seems like good news to me. I'd love to see him focus his energy into these online courses. There is still a strong stigma out there around the validity of online education (partly because of shoddy operators, and partly because of the inherent lack of 'exclusivity'). But i think this community, combined with TAD, could really help highlight the various advantages of this approach to education.
Pssst... I has sketchbook
The Founding never stops.
Scetchbook: View the exhibitionist's stuff.
best of luck to both jason and chris.
and yep,i'm on the "hopefully jason has finally time for more art for himself" wagon too.
Well, I guess it means more Jason Manley for us here on CA and the people at TAD.
I'm sure he left MassiveBlack in good hands..you cannot run a business succesfully for so long without having the gift for organization..and its clear Mr. Manley has a gift for that.
I SWEAR ON THE GRAVES OF ALL THE TALENTED FILIPINO ARTISTS WHO HAVE GONE BEFORE ME, THE FILIPINO ART LEGACY WILL CONTINUE!
MY DAY JOB http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=136204
MY ANGRY SKETCHBOOKhttp://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...129015&page=13
Yeah, I saw that too...a little sad but at least MB is in good hands and Jason will now have more time for his art as well as CA and TAD.
jason is a powerful dude best of luck in future endeavors
Well, good luck Jason.
Phoooo!! That scared me!! O_O Jason, great decision, and you're leaving MB to someone you no doubt have strong trust in, so I'm sure things are just going and up, up and...well, UP!! Hee hee!! Yaaaay, we get to see more of you!
Chris, good success with MB!!
This is actually a good thing. I mean come on... Jason founded Massive Black, he founded Conceptart.org and he founded an online school for artists worldwide to learn while paying a lot less then a lot of art schools. I wanna bet he's gonna do some even greater stuff in the future. Prepare yourself, my dear fellow artists, Jason will do some great stuff for the benefit of art education and art itself once again.
Jason, you have my blessing. God's speed!
from MB's facebook
Best of luck to both Chris and Jason. Now hopefully Jason will have more time devoted to teaching art and finally getting some time sleep.
"He who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards ship without a rudder and compass and never knows where he may cast." -Leonardo da Vinci
Must have been a hard decision. Good luck Jason, it seems like you got more room to breath now!
yeah man...Jason hasn't replied or mentioned anything regarding this article....we should wait until the main man says something himself...
Its the real deal. MB twitter put this up a while ago. thought you guys knew: http://www.i-newswire.com/massive-bl...resident/39167