Robert Simons was first introduced to science fiction and anime by his brother Rikki Simons. He was nurtured by his brother and father to keep drawing. Robert's father told him one day, "you can do whatever you want if in life, but if you stop drawing I will break your drawing hand." So he kept drawing. Robert first started taking classes at Art Center's Saturday High that eventually led him to take Tony Yao's Advanced Product and Transportation design class. From Tony's various classes, Robert was able to prepare his portfolio to enter Art Center's Entertainment Design program. He then spent 3 years in Art Center not only preparing his professional portfolio but also working on various concept design jobs along the way. Finally, Robert was recruited by production designer Sean Haworth to work on the prequel of 'The Thing.' He also contributed to Borderlands 2, and most recently worked on the upcoming film, 'Ender's Game.'