Not many people can say that they've taught Scotty how to fly a spaceship. Or shown Captain Picard the basics of using a Macintosh computer. In fact, Rick Sternbach is the only person I know who can.
Richard "Rick" Michael Sternbach (born 6 July 1951; age 65) was the (senior) production illustrator/designer for Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek: The Next Generation, the first two seasons of
Rick Sternbach’s final Voyager design.
Rick Sternbach designed the fourth series’ lead ship as a smart and streamlined addition to the Starfleet lineup.
Richard Michael Sternbach (born in 1951 in Bridgeport, Connecticut) is an illustrator who is best known for his space illustrations and his work on the Star Trek television series.