Sierra Division Career Guidance Art Mentorship

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Starting August 2024

Boost your competitive edge in the Games Industry with our Career Guidance Art Mentorship. Receive expert feedback and advice to refine your projects and polishing your portfolio!

Sierra Division Mentorships are ideal for:

  • Students: Get industry insights and personalized feedback to complement your studies
  • Recent Graduates: Receive extra guidance and support to refine your portfolio and transition into the industry as a professional
  • Self-Taught Artists: Benefit from expert industry guidance to enhance your skills and achieve your career goal


Jacob Norris (aka PurePolygons) is the Co-founder and Creative Director at Sierra Division. With a career spanning over 15 years, he’s developed robust expertise in 3D environment design, studio pipelines, and leadership, as well as possess extensive knowledge of Video Game genres and art styles.

Prior to founding Sierra Division, he worked at Insomniac games, Konami, Naughty Dog, and led multiple projects and teams at NVIDIA. Some of the games he’s worked on include, Metal Gear Solid V, Resistance 3, Uncharted 4 and NVIDIA’s RTX Demos. 

His work has been featured multiple times on, ArtStation, and Epic Games. He’s also been featured as a guest artist and speaker at GDC, Gnomon, and View Conference in Italy, as well as various other universities and schools.

See Jacob’s portfolio HERE

Career Guidance

Get an in-depth 1:1 session with Jacob

Our Career Guidance session caters to artists seeking tailored advice aligned with their career aspirations, assisting in strategizing the most effective pathways to realize their goals.


  • One 2 hour session with Jacob
  • One 30 minute follow up
  • Introductory Conversation
  • Access to notes and session transcript
  • Access to the Sierra Division Discord


When does my mentorship start?

  • Once you have booked your mentorship, you will receive an email with your mentor’s availability. You will then be able to select the date and time that works best for you.

How long are the sessions? 

  • Our Career Guidance mentorship is two hours plus a 30 minute follow-up.

Can I record my session?

  • No, you are not allowed to record or redistribute your sessions. We will provide you with notes and transcripts that you will be able to refer to during and after the mentorship.

Will I get a job in the industry after the mentorship?

  • While we cannot guarantee job placement, our mentorship program is designed to significantly enhance your skills and increase your chances of landing a job. Your mentor will provide you with the guidance and preparation needed to make you a strong candidate in the industry.

What will I learn during the mentorship?

  • Our mentorships are tailored to your needs and there is no set curriculum. Prior to the start of the mentorship, you will be asked to complete a form inviting you to share your needs and goals. Your mentor will create a plan based on the information you have provided.

Do I need to prepare for the mentorship?

  • Yes. To make the most of your mentorship you are expected to come prepared with questions, your portfolio and/or artwork files to each session.

What happens if I miss a session?

  • If you cannot make a session, please contact your mentor to reschedule. All sessions must be completed within 3 months from the start date.

I am no longer available. Can I get a refund?

  • Refunds are not available once you have completed the first session. However, if you encounter a scheduling conflict, we can work with you to find a suitable rescheduling option.

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