Randi Lorene Derakhshani

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 then-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.

Top it all off, there's a little Derakhshani running around the house, too. And the fact that his name is Max is pure coincidence.