Ian Cromer

AGE: 22EXPERTISE: Sculpting / Painting / Mold Making / Appliances / SiliconeOCCUPATION: Silicone Fabricator for Carole Feuerman StudiosRESIDENCE: Staten Island, NY

With childhood idols like the Ninja Turtles, Batman and Ghostbusters, one might guess that Ian Cromer always had an interest in special effects. Moving around a lot and being raised by his single father created a difficult childhood for Ian. Sculpting and creating - often with his action figures - was one of his few consistencies as a child. Despite a difficult upbringing, Ian was the first person in his family to go to college. He discovered his calling at Tom Savini's Special Makeup Effects program school where a teacher took him under his wing and fostered his talents. Ian has worked in architectural restoration for New York City buildings and skyscrapers and for the Manhattan-based sculptor, Carole Feuerman. Ian is excited for his next move with plans to soon move to Los Angeles. Ian has a big heart and does not do well with large egos.

You can follow Ian on Twitter. @IanVonCromer