A Champaign, Illinois native, Josh Nizzi is well known among Transformers fans for his movie concept of Long Haul. According to Nizzi, the design attracted the attention of Hasbro's Transformers design director Aaron Archer, who wanted him to do concepts for the then-unnamed Transformers sequel, and soon after, director Michael Bay's studio hired him on as a concept artist for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. This eventually lead him to doing concept art for multiple blockbuster films, including the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, where his most iconic designs are the Hulkbuster armors.
His Long Haul design was the very first to be approved from any of the artists, and Nizzi was also responsible for Jetfire, the powered-up combined form of Optimus Prime and the redesign of Megatron. For Dark of the Moon, Nizzi continued Megatron's evolution, as well as designing Shockwave, Soundwave and Laserbeak, the Wreckers and Dreads...pretty much everybody except Wheeljack and Brains.
He also designed the King, which he considers to be the best design job ever. Period.