Ryan Kittleson has been fascinated with combining art and technology from the earliest age. He studied traditional illustration at East Carolina University while teaching himself 3D software. He has worked freelance in the CG industry for several years and as a Character Modeling instructor for Full Sail University for 6 years. He has also created several training courses for Maya, 3DSmax, Zbrush and Mudbox on Lynda.com. Ryan lives in New York City and is interested in caving, art, science and exploring abandoned buildings. It's his goal to teach art and technology in a practical way that gives students the knowledge and experiences they need to create amazing things.