For as long as he can remember, Brian Lai Zheng Chien has always wanted to be an artist. As a young teen, he had taught himself how to use 3Ds Max. The 27-year-old’s journey to success wasn’t an easy one. He had to overcome many heart-wrenching obstacles such as having to retake SPM twice, dealing with financial difficulties and his father suffering from a heart attack, just to finally be able to study at his dream school, The One Academy Penang. His determination towards his passion paid off. He is now a lecturer teaching Digital Animation at TOAP in charge of graphics development, sharing his 3D techniques and knowledge with other aspiring students. His story is testament that the spirit of never giving up is bound to yield desired returns.