Nick Pugh has had a passion for creativity, innovation and art his entire life. For the past ten years, he has been a lead concept artist for the visual effects studio Rhythm & Hues. Recent film projects include Oblivion, RIPD, X-Men First Class, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Golden Compass, The Chronicles of Narnia, Fast and Furious 3, Serenity, and Superman Returns. Nick\'s personal work spans a wide variety of interests including concept car design and construction, furniture building, digital landscape painting, architecture, sculpture and developing new entrepreneurial ideas. Nick has taught Originality in Design and Digital Landscape Painting at Art Center in Pasadena over the past 10 years. His work has appeared in numerous publications and television shows. He holds a B.S. in transportation design from Art Center. Nick lives with his wife and two daughters in Long Beach, California.