One of Cody Lee’s first memories was playing video games with his brother when he was 3 years old, and his obsession has only grown over time. “Videogames have become a huge part of my life,” he said. “I would dare to say that it defines me as a person, and without it, I do not know who I will be.” Lee is now a graduate student in the in the U’s top-ranked Entertainment Arts and Engineering program. When he’s not in class, he’s probably designing creatures inspired by Lovecraftian gods, deep sea creatures, elk, deer or fox. He’s driven to continually improve his skills and inspire artists like so many others have inspired him. “When I started, I was very tentative to show my work,” Lee said. “But with my peers and great professors, you begin to realize you are only bad if you do not try, and everyone is just as scared to show their stuff as you are, but once you get used to it, you truly own your craft.”
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