Kevin Cravens went to art school with the intention of working as an animator but ended up with a job as a concept artist in the theming industry. Going from the classroom where success was measured by grades to a job where the success of the company was based on his ability to connect with a client is what he called the beginning of his real education.

Cravens, who is now the creative director at Worlds of Wow, said it was at this first company he began to understand the positive impact well-designed environments can have on the development of children. “It also helped clarify my role of being in service to the client and their vision, and that true creativity happens within budgets and deadlines,” he added.

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