Nichols is a CG veteran and director of Chaos Group Labs. In 2015, he founded the Wikihuman project, a first-of-its-kind panel of academic and industry experts to explore the combination of art and technology in creating a believable digital human. With a ackground in both VFX and design, Nichols has worked for Gensler, Digital Domain, Imageworks, and Method Studios. His credits include Maleficent, Oblivion, and Tron: Legacy. Nichols can be heard regularly on the CG Garage podcast, which attracts 20,000 weekly listeners.