Nikkolas Smith, a native of Houston, Texas, is a Master of Architecture recipient from Hampton University, current Theme Park Designer & Concept artist at Walt Disney Imagineering, and Children's Books Author/ Film Illustrator . He is the author/illustrator of the picture books "The Golden Girls of Rio" (nominated for an NAACP Image Award) and My Hair Is Poofy And That's Okay. He also creates activist art paintings and Hollywood movie posters (Black Panther, Southside With You, Dear White People, Stranger Fruit). He is a proud 2016 White House Innovators of Color fellow. His latest book Sunday Sketch: The Art of Nikkolas is a visual journey on life, a collection of more than 100 sketches he has done in the last five years. His works have been featured on the Washington Post,CNN, Buzzfeed, the Academy of Motion Pictures, The Guardian, ABC, NBC and many more. Nikkolas also talks for conferences (TEDxWatts) and schools all over the country, and after hours leads in youth mentoring on Saturdays, with the kids of Compton & Watts, CA, giving lessons in digital painting and life skills for success. He lives in Los Angeles, California.