As a child, Vince Niebla believed the creatures and monsters from horror movies were real. It wasn't until he saw articles in Fangoria magazine and realized the artistry behind it, that he began his pursuit to create monsters as believable as he imagined them. He started sculpting and painting in high school, and learned makeup skills from books and magazines and playing with mom's makeup. This self-taught artist eventually received an Emmy Award in 1993 for his work on Michael Westmore's team for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. He believes his passion and competitive spirit is a winning combination.