The Interactive & Immersive HQ

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Stop guessing at how to build the TouchDesigner career of your dreams – get help from the best in the industry

I was able to reach my personal art and career goals being accepted for an artistic residency and working on multiple commercial interactive projects. This is thanks to the artistic and technical skills and guidance I got from the HQ Accelerator. The program gave me the tools and confidence to achieve my dreams.  
  
  
 
Crystal Jow
Experiential Media Artist
In this industry, what matters is your portfolio, business skills, and ability to sell your services. This is exactly what you learn in The HQ Accelerator – how to hone your technical skills, put together your best possible portfolio, and sell like a badass
Dylan Roscover
Designer Founder @ The Experiential Company
In a field with few defined learning paths and an increasing amount of content to sift through, the direct access to top industry professionals in The Accelerator can’t be understated. The deep technical and industry knowledge that the coaches bring to the table, along with the personalized curriculum customized to your particular goals make it an experience unlike any other — and not something you’re likely to find in a traditional classroom. Highly recommended!
Jack DiLaura
Creative Technologist + Independent Freelancer

Why am I not working on cooler projects and making more money?

If you’ve ever asked this question, you’re not alone…

Every talented, driven TouchDesigner developer reaches a point in their career where they want to build bigger, more sophisticated projects. Things like…

  • Massive generative art installations full of particle systems that react based on user input.

  • Jaw-dropping audio-reactive visuals for world-class artists’ arena tours.

  • Immersive environments with projection mapped content and interactive sensor inputs.

Above all, most developers want to be the person making the creative decisions – and to be paid well in the process.

There are several reasons why so few people achieve this goal – despite the exploding demand for high-end TouchDesigner developers.

  • Most people lack a clearly defined path when it comes to learning TouchDesigner and interactive technology concepts.

  • The more advanced you become, the more your use of TouchDesigner becomes unique to you. As a result, documentation and resources addressing your specific problems and use cases becomes increasingly scarce.

  • Guidance on how to deal with the business side of being a high-end TouchDesigner developer is hard to find – even though these skills are essential for progressing to senior leadership roles or for landing A-list clients.

Create the projects you've always dreamed of, work with the best artists in the industry, and reach your TouchDesigner goals 10x faster with The HQ Accelerator Program

Everyone on our team has spent years working with and learning from mentors. As a result, we’ve been able to work on world-class technical projects, attain positions of creative freedom and control, and secure 6-figure incomes.

But without this level of help and guidance, we’d likely still be scraping by in entry level positions or taking whatever small gigs came our way.

It’s for this reason that we created The Accelerator Program.

The Accelerator Program gives you everything you need to start working on the projects you’ve always dreamed of:

  1. Never feel “lost” again. Get regular guidance from our world-class private coaches. We’ve been there, seen it all, and have a proven system for helping you reach your goals.

  2. We’ll show you the fastest, most direct path to where you want to go. The Accelerator helps talented, hardworking TouchDesigner developers become world class professionals in months, not years.

  3. Overcome ANY technical challenge in a fraction of the time it would take you on your own. Your coach will almost certainly have the answers you’re looking for. If they don’t, they have access to a network of dozens of top pros who can step in to ensure you get your technical questions answered ASAP.

Here’s what you get in The Accelerator Program

1. One-on-one, weekly coaching that’s tailored to your specific needs and goals

 

In The Accelerator, your coach will be there to help you with anything TouchDesigner-related you might need.

Once per week, you and your coach will meet for a one-hour call. On these calls, your coach will work with you on all of your technical, artistic, and career goals and challenges.

While you get access to coaches in The HQ PRO, Accelerator is on another level…

In the Accelerator, you get a dedicated coach whose sole focus is to provide you with guidance and instruction based on your unique challenges and goals.

Meet The Coaches

Noah Norman

Chief @ Hard Work Party

Ian Shelanskey

Interactive Engineer

Josue Ibanez

Founder @ Cocolab

Hal Lovemelt

CEO @ Feedback.Video

Matthew Ragan

Co-Founder @ SudoMagic

Santiago Russek

Developer @ Cocolab MX

Zoe Sandoval

Co-Founder @ SudoMagic

Aristotle Roufanis

Artist and creative technologist

Edi Kistler

Music and Sound Director @ Cocolab

2. Your unique TouchDesigner Acceleration Blueprint

Based on our experience helping dozens of developers and artists achieve their technical, artistic, and career goals, we’ve created a 3-part Acceleration Blueprint system.

The Blueprint is your custom-made plan that gives you crystal clarity on the fastest way to get you to exactly where you want to be.

Creating your blueprint consists of three steps

Initial call and assessment

We want to get to know you, your strengths, weaknesses, and goals at a high level. We’ll determine whether you’re a good fit for The Accelerator Program. If we both decide it’s a good fit, we’ll pair you with the best coach for your needs

In-depth discovery

We get granular and dive deep into every aspect of your TouchDesigner goals, where you are now, and where you want to go. This part is intense, and completing it is the most important step in ensuring you reach your goals in the shortest time possible.

Blueprint creation with coach

it’s time to meet your coach. Armed with your in-depth discovery, you’ll work with your coach to create a Blueprint that shows you exactly how to reach your TouchDesigner goals as fast as possible.

3. Join The HQ PRO, The Ultimate Community & Training Resource for TouchDesigner

Join an exclusive network of professionals who are as committed to TouchDesigner as you are.

Taught by industry veterans with decades of combined experience The Interactive & immersive HQ PRO is the only comprehensive educational and community platform for TouchDesigner developers.

In between calls with your coach, you’ll have full access to The HQ PRO Community, where you can ask Elburz Sorkhabi, Matthew Ragan, and 100+ other developers your questions and discuss what you’re working on. 

You’ll also have access to 300+ hours of on-demand video training, our certification program, and much more.

 

Who it’s for

Intermediate and advanced TouchDesigner developers looking to overcome technical challenges and become an elite developer in as quickly as possible.

Artists and developers already working in the industry who want to get a job as a creative coder, creative director, or technical director at a top studio.

Freelancers who want to make over 6-figures per year working with A-list brands and artists.

Increase Your Income by 50% in 6 Months

Why is The Accelerator Program so expensive?

One answer is that the coaches in The Accelerator Program are quite literally among the best in the world at what they do. Their time comes at a premium.

But if you look at it more closely, The Accelerator really isn’t expensive…

  • Compared to a master’s degree or a post grad program, The Accelerator is less than ¼ the cost (often much less, depending on the program you’re comparing).

  • With the one-on-one nature of The Accelerator, you can easily learn in 6 months what would take you 2 years in a post grad program.

  • Our coaches aren’t stuffy, dry academics. They’re high-level professionals working on exciting projects with world-renowned artists and organizations.

  • The Accelerator is tailored to YOU – not someone else’s idea of what your goals should be or what your career should look like.

Most importantly, the average Accelerator student who stays in the program for 6 months makes 50% more money within a year.

 

So if you’re making $30,000 per year now, it’s realistic that The Accelerator will increase your income by $15,000…

And if you’re already making $100,000, that’s $50,000.

Where else could you get that kind of return?

Are you willing to leave that much money on the table?

And remember, this is the average – some Accelerator students do much better.

 

Participating in the Interactive & Immersive HQ Pro’s accelerator program in 2020 was honestly a game-changer for me. The one-on-one coaching from industry professionals not only expanded my art practice but also gave me the confidence I needed to pursue this rewarding career. The program’s impact was immediate, leading to opportunities with major global companies soon after its completion. Today, I lead a team of five in our studio, working on projects we are passionate about worldwide. I can’t imagine a better investment than The Accelerator Program
Aristotle Roufanis
Founder + Creative Director @ Worksofar
I was hired to run the live show for the Fortnite World Cup in large part due to my time in The HQ Accelerator Program. Thanks to the guidance and skills I gained from The HQ Accelerator coaches, I’ve accomplished in six months what would likely have taken five years otherwise.
Dominque Davis
Lead Creative Technologist - Psychojelly

Apply for The Accelerator Program

Entry to The Accelerator Program is by application only. 

This is partly due to the demand exceeding the availability of our coaches.

But it’s also down to the fact that not everyone is a good fit. To exceed in The Accelerator, you need to have a good fundamental knowledge of how TouchDesigner works. You also need to have a strong work ethic and the ability to learn fast.

If this sounds like you, click the button below to apply for The Interactive & Immersive HQ Accelerator Program!

Frequently asked questions

The Interactive & Immersive HQ Accelerator Program

$ 1000 / Month
  • Weekly one-on-one coaching: Your industry professional coach helps guide you around pitfalls and fast-track your technical and artistic mastery.
  • Tailored Career Blueprint: Get a personalized plan that's designed just for you, with total clarity into the steps you need to take to achieve your goals.
  • Exclusive Training + Community: Access The HQ PRO, a vibrant community of fellow TouchDesigner enthusiasts and experts, as well as 200+ hours of on-demand training.
  • Holistic Skills Development: Learn how to navigate not just the artistic and technical, but also the business side of being a successful pro in our industry (this is how you get new clients who will pay you thousands for your services).
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee: If for any reason you’re not happy, let us know within the first 30 days and we’ll give you your money back, no questions asked.
How long is The Accelerator Program?

We charge per month, so you need to commit to at least 1 month. A month is enough time to help with a very specific technical challenge or to provide some basic career guidance.

However, we’ve found that most people’s goals cannot be met in such a short period of time. Folks usually need 3-6 months to get the most out of their time in The Accelerator.

Can anyone join?

The Accelerator is for developers who already have a firm grasp of the fundamentals of TouchDesigner and who are committed to a career in the industry.

If you’re just starting out, consider joining The Interactive & Immersive HQ PRO and taking the TouchDesigner Operation Foundations Certification before applying for The Accelerator.

Can I choose my coach?

No, all coaches are assigned based on your goals, challenges, and coach availability.

100% 30-Day Money Back Guarantee

We have complete confidence that The Accelerator will be one of the best investments you make in your entire life.

However, if you decide that it isn’t for you, let us know within your first 30 days and we’ll give you your money back, no questions asked.