Make This the Year to Learn Blender. A New Year, New Skills With New Opportunities.

Jan 12th 2023

CG Cookie’s mission is to help you become successful with Blender while being a force of good in the community. 

With the rising prices of everything these days, we’re going to lower ours for the first three months of your membership. Hopefully encourage more people to learn Blender, gain a new skill, and maybe even start earning a living with Blender. Let’s talk about how to do just that.

For the entire month of January 2023

Get started with Blender by saving 50% off your first three months when you begin a monthly subscription with CG Cookie.

🍪 Simply use the discount code newskills2023 at checkout when selecting a monthly plan.


As a Citizen member, you gain access to a ton of Blender training AND you gain somebody in your corner along the way. You don’t have to do this alone, our instructors, instructor assistants, and fellow Blender community fanatics are passionate about learning and helping others.  We're all in this together!

Just scroll through our community to see a plethora of questions asked/answered. 

The time is right to learn Blender. The Blender Foundation’s recent report shared that Blender was downloaded nearly 16 million times alone in 2021. With companies such as Volkswagen, AWS, Unity, and Ubisoft donating to Blender development you can be confident the Blender community and opportunities are growing.

What an exciting time to be a part of the Blender community. 🎉


Why learn Blender with CG Cookie?

There are a ton of Blender learning resources available. When we first started there were three, now there are three thousand! 

YouTube is full of talent such as Aidy and Gleb, CG Geek, Southern Shotty, and Ducky 3D, to name a few. Heck, we even have our own Youtube Channel for the Cookie as well. 🍪

If you’re looking for more of a home base to learn Blender, CG Cookie has a lot to offer. 


As a Citizen subscriber you not only gain access to 100’s of Blender tutorials, you get us. 👋 If you get stuck along the way our instructors and assistant instructors are here for you. 

Consume Blender at your own pace with our guided playlists, submit exercises (homework) to gain one-on-one private feedback, and share your work with fellow Blender students in the gallery. 

A silly named website that’s been offering Blender training for more than a decade. We bathe in Blender with our sister projects: Blender Market, Orange Turbine and Eat Sheep.  We love being a part of this community

A force of good ❤️

I don't typically talk about this stuff too often, as I don't want it to be a reason you choose to join CG Cookie, or to be seen as a marketing tactic. Instead, if you do decide to become part of this community, know that you are contributing to s few efforts as part of your membership.  Here are some of those things we do that your membership funds. 🌍

None of this is possible without the support of so many of you. So thank you! 

What opportunities are there with Blender 3D? 

Some of the reasons that it’s an exciting time to be part of the Blender community is that there are now a plethora of paths and opportunities to seek as a Blender user/artist. 


Here are a few job opportunities for Blender artists:

  • 3D animation for studios, production companies, and other media
  • 3D modeling for architecture, product design, and video game development
  • Visual effects for film, animation, and video game industries, both in-house and as a freelancer.
  • Or do your own thing by creating your own Blender training site, and developing add-ons, and products to sell on the Blender Market and other marketplaces. 

Freelance work is also a viable option for artists skilled in Blender. You could offer your services to clients remotely, such as creating animations, models, or VFX for their projects. 

Building a strong portfolio and networking can help you as a freelancer find more clients and grow your business. 

If this sounds good, you can join the cookie today, and take advantage of a fresh start this year, full of new things to learn and new opportunities to go after.  


Use discount code newskills2023 at checkout and look forward to hearing about what you’d like to accomplish this year. 


Happy Blending from the Cookie! 


Wes Burke
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