Work Experience

Ingenuity Studios
Compositor                                                                                                            2016 - 2017
    • Live action compositing for various TV and Netflix shows and films
    • Task include screen replacement, green/blue screen key, beauty fix, paint out, tracking and matchmove, and fx comp
    • Filmography:
            Get Out | Bodied | Geostorm | Imagine Dragons - Thunder
            The Real O'Neals | Colony | Fresh Off the Boat | Brooklyn 99
            Making History | The Goldbergs | Nobodies | Losing It | Where I'm From
           Jalen vs Everybody

Walt Disney Animation Studios
Lighting Artist | Compositor                                                                                             2016
    • Lighting and compositing shots for the feature film
    • Filmography:
            Moana

Nvidia
3D Content Specialist                                                                                          2015 - 2016
    • Creation of physically based material library for IRay
    • Creation of material libraries for architectural and industrial material companies
    • QA testing of IRay
    • CG visualization of physical items for industrial design department and SIGGRAPH presentation

Gotta Barn Productions
Texture Artist | Lighting TD | Compositor                                                            2014 - 2015
Aria for a Cow
    • Texturing of assets
    • Troubleshoot texture maps and materials
    • Lighting, rendering, and compositing series of shots
    • Troubleshoot rendering errors
    • Optimization of render times
    • Creation of Nuke script template

2K Games
Texture Artist                                                                                                                     2013  Borderlands: Tales from the HQ
    • Enhancement of texture maps to be used for short films
    • Troubleshoot textures and UVs

StudioX
Texture Artist | Lighting Artist | Compositor                                                       2012 - 2015
    • Texturing, surfacing, and look dev of assets with lighting and compositing of shots
    • Roles also include lead artist, texture lead, look dev lead, lighting lead, lighting td, compositing td
    • Management over team of junior artists
    • Incorporate feedback from director(s) to follow direction
    • Troubleshoot technical issues
    • Review and feedback of work
    • Management and documentation of assets
    • Filmography:
            SOAR | Crows | The Architect | Art School of Horrors | Wishing Box | Knob
            Umbra | Curpigeon | The Snake & The Fox | Valiant | Dino Hunt
            Ruslan & Ludmila

Misc Work Experience

Resource Coordinator
Tea Time Animation                                                                                              2013 - 2015
    • Writer of Tea Time Animation blog
    • Management of assets (rigs and models) and tutorials
    • Social media management
    • Hosting of events and guest speakers

GDC Conference Associate
International Game Developers Association                                                        2015 / 2017
    • Assistance of attendees and exhibitors

Exhibition Floor Lead
CTN Animation Expo                                                                                          2013 / 2014
    • Management of Booth Buddy volunteers
    • Resolution of questions and concerns

GameSage
Aeria Games Entertainment                                                                                2011 - 2013
    • Community and technical support
    • Chinese to English translations of upcoming content from native versions of games
    • Test and feedback of games

Facial Expressions Research
University of Washington                                                                                                 2012
    • Research of perceived facial expressions on 3D modeled head and the application of expressions both across different models and projected onto inanimate objects

Web Management
University Book Store - UDistrict                                                                       2010 - 2012
    • Product photography for online store
    • Creation of informational pages for various departments
    • Conceptualize and create banners and button ads
    • R&D functional intranet

Graphic and Web Design                                                                                                        Freelance                                                                                                            2008 - 2011
    • Developed logos for clients
    • Designed functional and appealing websites for clients
    • Logo design, website layout design, and English editor for SunningNet

Web Management
SimplexMFG                                                                                                      2008 - 2009
    • Maintained and updated the website of www.simplexmfg.com
    • Maintained and updated the database of information to go on the website.
    • Worked in a project oriented setting with defined deadlines


Awards

2015 Student Academy Award - Gold
         SOAR by Alyce Tzue


Skillset

Maya | Mudbox | Mari | ZBrush | Photoshop | After Effects | Nuke | Vue | xGen
Mental Ray | VRay | Renderman | Hyperion | IRay | Caustic Visualizer
OSL | Java | English | Chinese (Mandarin)
Linux | Windows

Interests

Painting | Zoology | Ethology | Graphic Design | Web Design


Education

Academy of Art University
MFA, Animation + Visual Effects (Lighting & Texturing)
2012 – 2015
    President's Honor List
    2014 Spring Show - VFX Feature Lighting 1st Place
    2015 Spring Show - VFX Feature Lighting Runner Up

University of Washington
BA, Fine Arts: Painting & Drawing
2008 – 2012
    Dean's List