Academy of Art University BFA Illustration graduate, alumnus and teacher, Oliver Sin was born in Hong Kong and has lived in San Francisco since 1990. Sin started to work as a Computer Games Concept Artist upon graduating, and had over four years experience at the world renowned computer games companies LucasArts and 3DO. Sin is deeply inspired by fine artists Nicolai Fechin, John Sargent and Jose Royo, just to name a few. He also employs the influences of renowned artists and mentors Carolyn Meyer, Zhao Ming Wu, Henry Yan and Tomutsu Takishima, resulting in works of precise composition and evocative color harmonies in figurative portraits. Sin has been instructing for the School of Animation & Visual Effects at Academy of Art University since 2001.