Ara is a concept designer with a focus on futuristic character, vehicle, and set design. He teaches the Polyscultping workshop online for CG Society and has recorded numerous tutorials on YouTube and Vimeo. He has written master classes for 3D Artist magazine and various online publications. Ara’s work has been showcased in several books including Nuthin’ but Mech 2, and editions of Mastering Maya and Introducing ZBrush.  He is also an Autodesk Authorized Author. His book  Introducing Mudbox, was published in June 2010. After an 18 year career at Microsoft in various technology roles, Ara currently works on projects for film, television and games in Los Angeles.

We try to figure out if endorsing someone on LinkedIn will actually get someone hired. Ara shares with us what it’s like to grow up in Lebanon during a civil war. He goes on to talk about how he came to the US and continues his education and ended up working at Microsoft.

Ara authored the Introducing Mudbox book, has YouTube and Vimeo channels. Did Ara invent Photoshop, Microsoft Surface, Microsoft Office and Autodesk 3d software? You’ll have to listen to find out.

Ara Kermanikian – Twitter: @Kermaco
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Jack Kasprzak – Twitter: @SketchbookJack
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