Hailing from the deep woods of New England, Akira Thompson has been working professionally in the computer graphics industry in NYC for close to 10 years. He received a bachelor's degree in studio arts from Skidmore College, in Saratoga Springs, NY and went on to study Computer Art at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where he received a Master's of Fine Arts degree. Freelancing for a large portion of his career gave Akira the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects for film, television, live events, interactive and virtual reality. He prides himself on being a jack of all trades, working in 3D and 2D across a range of mediums and styles.