Scott Robertson graduated with honors with a B.S. degree in Transportation Design in April 1990. He began teaching at Art Center College of Design in 1995, first with a year-and-a-half stint at Art Center Europe in Vevey, Switzerland (now closed), and then in Pasadena, California. Some of his clients have included the BMW subsidiary Design-works/USA, Bell Sports, Raleigh Bicycles, Mattel Toys, Spin Master Toys, Patagonia, Scifi Lab, Minority Report feature film, Nike, Rock Shox, Universal Studios, OVO, Black Diamond, Angel Studios, Rockstar Games, Sony Online Entertainment, Buena Vista Games and Fiat to name just a few. To date, Robertson’s company, Design Studio Press, has published 28 titles on art and design, with 9 of these titles having been translated into Japanese by the publisher Born Digital. He has authored or co-authored 8 books on design and concept art. Scott works as a design consultant to the entertainment industry, and is the president of Design Studio Press. He is married to film editor Melissa Kent. To see more of Scott Robertson’s personal and professional work, please visit www.drawthrough.com.
Annis Naeem was born in 1987 in Pakistan. He moved to New Jersey when he was 10 and thought he was destined to be a doctor or a lawyer, based on his family's expectations. At 18, he realized that his love for drawing and painting was greater than just the sketches in his chemistry class notebook, and he prepared for a move to California in hopes of receiving an education in concept design at Art Center, he applied and was accepted. In his first term he met Scott Robertson who convinced him that the new entertainment design program had the balance of design and illustration Naeem was looking for. He soon switched majors and landed an internship with Robertson the next summer through which their first collaboration book, DRIVE resulted.
From the beginning, Daniel Gardner had a passion for art. Born in 1989, he grew up in a family of creative people and designers. He took figure drawing, painting and animation classes in high school along with product and transportation design classes through Art Center College of Design's Saturday High program. Gardner had always dreamed of attending Art Center to major in transportation. Although, after a year at Pasadena City College, ready to apply to Art Center, he became aware of entertainment design and how it was going to become a new major at the school. Having immediately fallen in love with concept design, he changed his focus, but still has an immense love for automobiles.