WORK EXPERIENCE

megatoe.design | Los Angeles, CA

Director, Animator, Designer (Sep 2019 - Present)

  • Work with eco-conscious brands and small businesses to create compelling stories through animation, explainer videos, social media content, and branding

  • Ideate and guide clients through the design discovery process, making sure the end products are effective and meet clients' goals

  • Manage design and video production process from concept to execution

Brandify | Anaheim, CA

Brandify is a digital marketing company providing location-based solutions for brands to engage with consumers from online to in-store.

Creative Director (Feb 2018 – Aug 2019)

  • Lead the art direction of marketing, event, advertising and social media campaigns

  • Strategize, plan, and align creative efforts with marketing, sales, and the executive team

  • Manage creative team and work closely with designers, copywriters and developers to create on-brand solutions

  • Improve brand and product user experience via videos, websites and mobile apps

Creative Lead (May 2016 – Feb 2018)

Multimedia Designer (Sep 2013 – May 2016)

  • Designed and produced creative content, including video, print, web and infographics

  • Ideated, storyboarded, and directed video projects

  • Created responsive web designs for clients such as North Face, Disney and BJ’s

  • Established company’s visual identity and standardization for team

TED-Ed | Freelance

TED-Ed is an award-winning education platform that serves millions of teachers and students around the world every week through original animated videos and interactive lessons.

Director, Animator, Designer (Aug 2017 – Nov 2017)

  • Worked closely with TED-Ed’s production team to direct and animate TED-Ed video lesson

  • Managed and directed music and sound post-production 

AIGA Orange County | Costa Mesa, CA

AIGA OC is a non-profit working to be a practical resource, support network, and platform for local creative professionals and creative communities.

Design Chair (Jan 2016 – Dec 2017)

  • Developed effective designs that support AIGA workshops, events and chapter needs

  • Ensured communication materials are on brand

Green Forest Animation Studio | Los Angeles, CA

GFA is an in-house 3D animation production studio.

Freelance Designer (Sep 2013 – Dec 2013)

  • Brand identity design for clients, including logos and stationery

Education Publishing Company | Cambridge, MA

The company develops and operates online directories for schools and degree programs.

Graphics Designer (Jul 2013 – Oct 2013)

  • Designed logo and several education resource websites for first-generation college students

Warner Bros. Entertainment | Burbank, CA

I worked in 2 divisions, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Bros. Technical Operations.

Animation Intern (Sep 2012 – Dec 2012)

  • Created and managed the texture library of 3D assets (characters, backgrounds and props) for Warner Bros. artwork archive

  • Worked with Production Manager on storyboards for animation pre-production

  • Assisted in studio pipeline on "Beware the Batman" production

Entertainment Media Archives Intern (Jun 2012 – Aug 2012)

  • Color-corrected and edited photography, animation stills and documents 

  • Managed and documented Warner Bros. and Hanna Barbera properties (archival artwork,sets, props, and costumes) 

  • Assisted in the set up of museum displays

Duck Studios | Los Angeles, CA

DUCK is a creative studio producing commercials, music videos, short films and web content.

Animation Intern (Sep 2011 – May 2012)

  • Created animations for U.S. Olympic’s “Team USA” campaign

  • Designed visual assets and background layouts on Disney’s “Wild About Safety” commercial

SIGGRAPH | Vancouver, BC

SIGGRAPH hosts annual gatherings of the worldwide community devoted to computer graphics and interactive techniques.

Producer Assistant (Aug 2011)

  • Edited footage for SCOOP Podcast Team

  • Assisted Videographer on filming at Vancouver SIGGRAPH Conference

Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) | Hong Kong

HKTDC helps connect small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Hong Kong with business partners around the world.

Editorial Designer (Jun 2011 – Jul 2011)

  • Designed marketing collateral and magazines layouts for print, web and mobile

  • Worked closely with design, editorial, and production teams from concept to execution

  • Assisted in product photography (tableware, accessories) featured in publications and on-site photography at conferences

inMotion Studios | Burbank, CA

inMotion Studios is a full-service boutique creative agency providing graphic design, video production, animation, and web design.

Motion Graphics Designer (Sep 2010 – Dec 2010)

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A Place Called Home | Los Angeles, CA

A Place Called Home provides a safe, nurturing environment with proven programs in arts, education and wellness for the young people in South Central Los Angeles.

Graphic Design Assistant Instructor (Sep 2010 – Dec 2010)

  • Taught middle to high school students Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator techniques

AWARDS

ETHOS Annual

My project, “Small Steps to Sustainability”, was selected for Spotlight Award for ETHOS Annual (November 2018)

Muse Creative Awards

Gold recognition: Video, Mobile App, and Social Responsibility (May 2016)

AIGA Orange County Design Awards

Best Brand Identity, Best Mobile UI Design & Best Website (November 2015)

Awwwards.com Best Website

Company website nominated by Awwward jury for Best Website (June 2014)

Adobe Design Achievement Awards

Animation Category Semifinalist for my short film, “Mei” (August 2013)

FILM FESTIVALS & shows

Getty Unshuttered

Getty Center, Los Angeles, USA | June 2019

Getty Center transformed into an eye-popping immersive exhibit at night with animation projections, music and interactive experiences, featuring photography of young local artists advocating for social justice. I worked on 2 visual music pieces as part of the showcase of 2D animation projections.

12x12 Gallery Show

Gallery@WorkWell, Irvine, USA | April 2019

My sustainability illustration series was shown at the 12x12 group exhibit at Gallery WorkWell.

Animafest Zagreb

Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb , Zagreb, Croatia | June 2017

Animafest Zagreb is a film festival dedicated to animated film held annually in Zagreb, Croatia established since 1972. My film “Bloom” was displayed on Zagreb's Museum of Contemporary Art three-panel media façade.

Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA | December 2016

LA Children’s Film Fest presents 100+ short films from around the world—animation, live action, and documentary films—organized for different age groups.

Sight of Sound Film & Music Festival

Moody Performance Hall, Dallas, USA | March 2016

Sight of Sound is an annual festival that challenges filmmakers to create short films inspired by classical music, much like Disney’s Fantasia. My film, “Bloom” was screened in concert, with the Dallas Chamber Symphony performing the soundtrack live-to-film.

CIAFF X Design Twin-Cities

Shenzhen, China | October 2018

China’s first non-profit independent animation forum, curating animated films all over the world to encourage openness, diversity and imagination.

Film i Skoven (Film in the Forest)

Aarhus, Denmark | May 2018

Film in the forest is a unique film and culture festival for children aged 3-10 and their families, in the forest of Aarhus.

MUMIA (Mostra Udigrudi Mundial de Animação)

Belo Horizonte, Brazil | December 2018

MUMIA (Underground World Animation Festival) is focused in promoting recent animation short films, incentivizing innovation and creativity.

International Women's Film Festival "KIN"

Yerevan, Armenia | November 2017

“KIN” promotes women’s creativity, establish a network between women filmmakers from different parts of the world.

Athens ANIMFEST

Athens, Greece | March 2015

The festival brings the younger generation closer to the secrets and fascination of the art of animation and their diverse applications on the small and big screen, the multimedia, the Internet and education.

Adobe First Frame

Los Angeles, USA | October 2014

First Frame is the John C. Hench Division of Animation & Digital Arts' annual celebration and showcase of the latest achievements by its students and recent alumni.

CAAMFest (Center for Asian American Media)

San Francisco, USA | October 2014

The world’s largest showcase for new Asian American and Asian film, food, and music programs, annually presenting over 100 works in San Francisco and Oakland.

Boston Asian American Film Festival

Boston, USA | October 2013

As New England's Largest Asian American Film Festival, BAAFF empowers Asian Americans through film by showcasing Asian American experiences and serving as a resource to filmmakers and the Greater Boston Community.