Hailing from the deep woods of New England by way of Berkeley, California, Akira Thompson has been working professionally in the computer graphics industry in NYC for over a decade. 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. Working for companies of all shapes and sizes from boutique motion design shops to high end VFX powerhouse Framestore (as Design Director) gave Akira the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects for film, television, live events, interactive and VR. He prides himself on being a jack of all trades, working in 3D and 2D across a range of mediums and styles.
He currently holds an Associate Creative Director position at global digital design agency R/GA in the New York City office.
Feel free to reach out! He is always interested in hearing about new ideas, opportunities and inquiries.