Randi Lorene Derakhshani is a staff instructor with The Art Institute of California, Los Angeles. She began working with computer graphics in 1992, and was hired by her instructor to work at Sony Pictures Imageworks, where she developed her skills with 3ds Max and Shake, among many other programs. A teacher since 1999, Randi enjoys sharing her wisdom with young talent and watching them develop at The Art Institute. Currently, she teaches a wide range of classes, from Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, and ZBrush to compositing with The Foundry's Nuke. Visit her website at http://www.koosh3d.com/.