Dwayne Vance's passion for design started at age three when, to his parents' dismay, he started drawing pictures on his closet door. However, his parents quickly decided to nurture his natural artistic abilities, enrolling him in art classes by age five. Cars became another passion, as his childhood collection of Hot Wheels grew into the hundreds, and by junior high school, his love for cars and talent in art were converging. It was at this point that Dwayne knew he would become a car designer.
After working hard to receive his bachelor's degree in Automotive Design at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, Dwayne began working at Troy Lee Designs, a high-end motocross gear designer. He then moved on to fulfill a childhood dream, working as a senior designer for Mattel Hot Wheels for several years. Now, he has created his own company, Future Elements, where he has created renderings for the likes of Hot Wheels, Oakley, Warner Bros., Mazda, EA Games, and many other companies. When he's not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, restoring his '67 Pontiac Bonneville and riding his mountain bike. To see more of Dwayne's work, check out www.mastersofchickenscratch.com and www.futureelements.net.