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Nick Pugh has a passion for creativity and loves to pursue it in a wide range of media. His work in the entertainment industry focuses on the development and realization of new projects, in collaboration with producers, directors and studios. After graduating from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena with a BS in Transportation, Nick undertook a long-term project to build a functional concept vehicle of his own design called Xeno. Over the years he has also worked closely with the visual effects studio Rhythm and Hues on numerous feature films, commercials and video games. Nick enjoys teaching "Originality in Design" and "Digital Landscape Painting" at Art Center and will launch a new class in the fall on developing and pitching movie ideas.
Nick's innovative work has been featured in numerous publications including Wired, the Los Angeles Times, Vogue, Intersection and GQ. He is the author of Luminair, Techniques Of Digital Painting From Life (Design Studio Press, 2006) and is a featured artist in the seminal books Concept Design 1 and 2. Nick lives in Long Beach with his wife and two daughters.
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