2024

Meet CAVE Speaker

Jakub Knapik, the VP of Art and Global Art Director at CD Project RED, will be joining us for CAVE 2024, and his talk will be about the art direction of the world building on Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty.

Jakub is a VFX Supervisor / Art Director and CG Artist with over 22 years of experience working in the Film and Commercial industry, currently working at CD PROJEKT RED. In his position, he oversees art in all of the projects the studio is developing. Before becoming the Global Art Director, Jakub worked as a Lighting and FX Art Director on “Cyberpunk 2077” and finally as an Art Director on “Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty”. 

He also has broad experience from before joining game dev: as a generalist, Compositing Artist, Lighting Artist, and Visual Effects Supervisor, both directly with clients but also on set with the film crews. He had an opportunity to explore a vast world of projects and video clips, starting with deeply art-driven films like Lars Von Trier’s “Melancholia,” through special projects for European Space Agency’s mission Rosetta, sophisticated commercials for BMW or “ARES” for “The Martian” movie but also music video clips for rock legend like Radiohead. A few years ago, he decided to dive into the vivid world of game development with its fast-growing technology and visual language. 

He is deeply fascinated by both beautiful and intelligent visual storytelling and the complex technical side of computer graphics.