Peter Stathis began his design career in 1981 after he graduated from the Pratt Institute and from Cranbrook Academy in 1989, earning both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Fine Arts. Immediately after his graduation from Cranbrook, Stathis started his design company, Virtual Studio, in 1990 and thus his career was off. Stathis moved his studio to San Francisco in 2000. After this move, Stathis began receiving numerous awards for his artwork has since been featured in art galleries across the world, most notably the New York Museum of Modern Art and the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. Stathis over his career has not only been a successful designer, but a successful educator as well. He is currently the Chair of Design at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts and is the Director of the world-renown 3D Design Department at the Cranbrook Academy of Art.