Ara Kermanikian is a concept designer with a focus on sophisticated futuristic character, vehicle, and set design for film, games, television, advertising, VR worlds, and 3D prints. He is particularly fond of designing futuristic mechs, cybernetic enhanced creatures and robotics. Ara is currently contracting with clients in the entertainment, scientific and design industries and working on his second book, Polysculpting via Design Studio Press. His work has been showcased in various publications including 3D Artist magazine, Nuthin' but Mech, editions of Mastering Maya and Introducing ZBrush. He is also a visual storytelling, 3D modeling, animation, and character design educator at Art Center College of Design and OTIS College of Art and Design.