Robert Garcia's passion for all things automotive began at a young age. Growing up in Long Beach, California, his father worked as a mechanic, and his older brothers were constantly tinkering in the garage. Soon, he was rebuilding motors on his own, and eventually went to college to study mechanical engineering. After 12 years of creating CAD drawings and working as an engineer, he noticed that 3D animation was taking off, so he decided to go to school again for traditional and digital animation. This helped him develop strong 3D modeling skills, and led to a job at Disney Animation Studios working on the movie BOLT, as well as jobs creating photorealistic automotive renderings for Audi, Chevrolet, Hyundai, Toyota, and Lexus.

However, this wasn't enough to satisfy Robert's passion for dreaming up 3D-modeled custom trucks, so he started making some in his spare time. RYECHSS Design Lab (pronounced “righteous”) is his new business venture that combines his love for custom vehicles and his passion for photorealistic 3D renderings. Clients can tell Robert their vision for a project, and he will create a 3D model that can be viewed on a 360-degree virtual turntable. To commission a rendering of your own or see more of Robert's work, go to