Sam Nielson has twenty years of entertainment industry experience, including ten years working as a character designer for Disney Interactive/Avalanche.
He has done character design and illustration work for many big clients, including Sony Pictures Animation, Blizzard Entertainment, Scholastic, and HarperCollins.
He has been teaching full-time at BYU since 2014. He also teaches classes on lighting for Schoolism, and has also taught workshops around the world. Sam and his wife Marilyn live in South Jordan, UT with their seven children.