Rayce Bird (Winner)

AGE: 29EXPERTISE: Sculpting / Painting / Character DesignOCCUPATION: Tattoo ArtistRESIDENCE: Shelley, ID

Rayce Bird works two jobs to support his wife and four children. He uses his artistic skills in his career as a tattoo artist and hopes to soon open a larger shop. He was inspired by the movie Predator and the He-Man character as a child, but his passion was sparked seven years ago by a mask he found in a Halloween spook alley in Salt Lake City. Rayce studied virtual technology and design at the University of Idaho and uses his computer knowledge in his character creation. He hopes to be an innovator in the special effects industry by combining virtual technology with classic techniques. His design style integrates a variety of types of art – tattooing, graphic design, 3D special effects and music.

You can follow Rayce on Twitter. @RayceBird