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Nice to meet you!

Hello world!!

I'm Yue Zhu, and you can call me Annie. I'm a 3D animator and designer based in London. After graduating from the School of Visual Arts with a BFA in animation, I worked as an animator, designer, and storyboard artist in NYC. I have just finished my Master of Science in Design and Digital Media at the University of Edinburgh and am available for employment. I enjoy using my creative ability to bring joy and happiness to others. I have always rated animation as my No.1 passion, comics as my No.2, and do not ask me whether cat or dog is my No.3 - it's very difficult to choose!

Feel free to send me an email if you have any questions about my work, or just to say hi!

Specialities:
Animation, 3D Modeling, Graphic Design, UI Design, Motion Graphics, Web Design, Storyboard, Illustration, Character Design, Video Editing

Contact Info:

Email: yzhuart@gmail.com

Click here to download my resume!

Education

The University of Edinburgh                                                Edinburgh, UK

Design and Digital Media, MSc    Anticipated Graduation September 2021   

COURSE WORK

  • Design for Interactive Media, Dr. Jules Rawlinson

  • Game Design Studio, Dr. Andrew Connor

  • Dynamic Web Design, Dr. John Lee

  • Digital Playgrounds for the Online Public, Dr. Denitsa Petrova

School of Visual Arts                                                   New York, NY 

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation                            2015—2019

COURSE WORK

  • Story Pitch, James Grimaldi

  • Advanced Animation Workshop, Frank Gresham

  • Flash for Animation, Albert Pardo

  • TVPaint Animation, Harry Teitelman

  • Sound Design, Paul Goodrich

Skills

2D︱Photoshop (Advanced), InDesign, Illustrator (Advanced), Figma, Adobe Xd, Adobe Animate, Toon boom Harmony (Advanced), Toon boom Storyboard Pro (Advanced), TVPaint Animation

3D︱Blender, Maya, Substance Painter

Game︱Unity

Motion Graphics︱Adobe After Effects

Web Design︱DreamWeaver, HTML, CSS, JavaScript

Editing︱Adobe Premier, Final Cut Pro

Sound︱Adobe Audition, Pro Tools

General︱Animation, Graphic Design, 3D Modeling, Motion Graphics, Web Design, UI Design, Storyboard, Illustration, Character/Background/Sound Design, Video Editing

Languages︱Mandarin

Work Experience

Creative Firm                                                                 New York, NY 
Animator                                                                 Mar 2020—present
  • Responsible for the pre-production work, including character and background designs
  • Discussed and refined the story structure to make the animation more coherent and compelling

AKMH LLC, Harbor c/o Billions                                  New York, NY

Animator                                                              Jan 2020—April 2020

  • Collaborated in animation production for the upcoming feature film A Mouthful of Air

  • Created clean and consistent background designs, style frames, and colour keys

  • Worked closely with screenwriter and director to develop and enhance the storyline

  • Revised the original artworks and animatics

Animator, Illustrator and Storyboard Artist (Contract)                                                                                              May 2019—present

  • Developed animations, designs, motion graphics videos, mobile games, music productions, and films to help clients stand out in their respective areas of expertise

  • Deliver high-quality digital artworks on limited schedules through effective time management and client communication

ideaMACHINE Studio                                                    Union City, NJ

Productions Intern                                                       Sep—Oct 2019

  • Created commercial animations that distinguish clients’ brands and missions

  • Conceptualised and prepared production-ready illustrations and character design assets for motion graphic videos

  • Contributed to editing footage and creating whiteboard animations in After Effects for clients' products

  • Collaborated with directors, producers, and production team to produce company’s branding videos

Panda Corner Corporation                                           New York, NY

Video Editing and Social Media Intern                     Jun—Sep 2019

  • Worked with creative teams to produce visually compelling content; designed eye-catching animations, illustrations, and web banners in Adobe Photoshop and After Effects

  • Edited short and long-form videos for social media platforms, including Instagram, YouTube, etc.

  • Contributed to social media campaigns, assisted the visual director, marketing managers, and other team members to develop creative marketing materials and brand awareness ads

Wasabi Kikaku, Inc.                                                        New York, NY Animation and Design Intern                                    Oct—Dec 2018

  • Designed web banners, logos, illustrations, and commercial animations for clients’ products

  • Prepared Facebook ads and other promotional materials

  • Increased page view numbers from 2K to 4K for clients

  • Maintained and updated websites on WordPress

My Daily Doodles:

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