John Mesplay is an Operation Iraqi and Operation Enduring Freedom veteran with a love for video games, art and movies. As a high school student he was introduced to the world of visual effects through movies like “Jurassic Park” and “Final Fantasy Spirits Within,” as well as games like “StarCraft” and “Legends of Zelda: Ocarina of Time”. After high school he joined the army as a Combat Engineer stationed in Iraq and Germany, where he served as part of a principle support detachment (VIP bodyguard), and a reconnaissance/demolition operations engineer. After leaving the Army he attended Pittsburg State University, where he studied commercial art and 3D art for video games/movies. He helped update the program with digital art media, and pushed for the art program to have an area for three-dimensional computer graphics, digital painting and digital sculpting. Graduating May 2012. Early 2014 helped with 3D modeling on the film Guardians of the Galaxy. He then went to work on TV shows such as Flash, Agents of Shield, Sleepy Hollow and more. He currently works for a small Indy gaming company in Dallas working on the TUG.