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Hello there! My name is Yue Zhu, and you can call me Annie! I graduated with a BFA in animation from the School of Visual Arts and worked as an animator, designer and storyboard artist in NYC after graduation. I'm currently studying towards my Design and Digital Media MSc degree at the University of Edinburgh. I love utilizing my creative strength to bring happiness and joy to others. Animation has always been the No.1 thing for me, comics ranks as No.2, and don't ask me whether cat or dog is the No.3 - it's really hard to pick!

Please feel free to shoot me an email if you have any questions about my work, or just to say hi!

Specialties:

Animation, Graphic Design, 3D Modeling, Storyboard, Illustration, Character Design, Video Editing

Contact Info:

Email: yzhu8@sva.edu

Click here to download my resume!

Education

The University of Edinburgh                            Edinburgh, Scotland

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

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︱Flash, Toonboom (Advanced) - Harmony, Storyboard Pro, TVPaint Animation, Photoshop (Advanced), InDesign, Illustorator

3D︱Blender, Cinema 4D, Substance Painter

Game︱Unity

Special Effects︱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, Web Design, UIUX, 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, including character and background designs
  • Discussed and refined the story structure to make the animation more coherent and stimulating

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 color keys

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

  • Revised the original artworks and animatics

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

  • Completed freelance projects included animations, designs, motion graphic videos, mobile games, music productions, and films, help clients stand out in their specific niche

  • 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

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

  • Assisted in revising and editing footage, created 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 include Instagram, Youtube, etc.

  • Contributed to social media campaigns, assisted 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, animated characters and full commercials

  • Prepared Facebook ads and other promotional media

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

  • Illustrated line arts for clients’ products

  • Maintained and updated websites on WordPress

My Daily Doodles:

  • Instagram
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