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)
Designed and animated motion graphics for clients such as History Channel
Assist ed with archiving and media management
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
My project, “Small Steps to Sustainability”, was selected for Spotlight Award for ETHOS Annual (November 2018)
Gold recognition: Video, Mobile App, and Social Responsibility (May 2016)
Best Brand Identity, Best Mobile UI Design & Best Website (November 2015)
Company website nominated by Awwward jury for Best Website (June 2014)
Animation Category Semifinalist for my short film, “Mei” (August 2013)
FILM FESTIVALS & shows
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.
Gallery@WorkWell, Irvine, USA | April 2019
My sustainability illustration series was shown at the 12x12 group exhibit at Gallery WorkWell.
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 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.
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.
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.
Belo Horizonte, Brazil | December 2018
MUMIA (Underground World Animation Festival) is focused in promoting recent animation short films, incentivizing innovation and creativity.
Yerevan, Armenia | November 2017
“KIN” promotes women’s creativity, establish a network between women filmmakers from different parts of the world.
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.
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, 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.