Samir graduated with a BFA in 3D Computer Animation from Savannah College of Art & Design. Upon graduation, Samir moved to Los Angeles, CA to pursue a career in animation. He started his career as a production assistant at one of the top visual effects studios in the world, and quickly rose to meet the high standards of the fast-paced, ever-changing industry. Today, with over 10 years of experience as a freelance artist in the field, he has the knowledge of animation and storytelling to take on new challenges that inspire him as an artist, as well as, fulfill his desire to use his talents to contribute to this world in a positive way.
Samir recently formed, Lyon Works, a company devoted to producing entertainment products that not only appeal to a mass audience but are educational and socially relevant to the times we are living. The first product, Daytrader: A Financial Board Game, is a family-oriented, thrilling take on the complex world of finance. Daytrader provides an educational component as well, as it exposes its players the basic concepts of finance.