​Jake Zhang
web: http://jakeanime.com 

jakezhang.design@gmail.com

​​EDUCATION
Masters Degree in Animation and Digital Arts

University of Southern California


B.A Degree in Digital Media
Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

      

CREATIVE WORK
Sad John
Director, Animator, Editor
Music video; Paper cut-out, hand drawing, Dragon, After Effect, Premiere 
         • Selected for the Adobe First Frame Film Festival, Los Angeles, 2013

USB
Director, Animator
2D animation; Hand drawing, Photoshop, Anime Studio Pro, Photoshop, After Effect, Final Cut Pro
        • Gold Award of Animation Unit, China Micro-Film Festival, Nanjing, 2012
        • Third Prize of Excellent Thesis Film, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, 2011


Asteroid Attack
Character Design, Animator
2D animation; Photoshop, Maya, Toon Boom
        • Second Prize of Excellent Thesis Film, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, 2011


Kowloon Hospital Advertisement
Illustrator
Graphic Advertisement; Hand Drawing, Photoshop.
        • Gold Award, Zhuhai City Excellent Advertisements Competition, 2012
        • Bronze Award, Groungdong Province Excellent Advertisements Competition, 2012


EXPERIENCE

Shadow Machine
Intern Animator
2D animator and 2D rigger for project "Triptank"
        • 2D rigging characters using Adobe After Effect
        • Flash animation clean up

        • Animation Files Set up

Virgin Records

Animator, Contractor
Co-created music video for “Telemiscommunications” by Deadmaus and Imogen Heap
        • Collaborated with 19 selected animators from world wide range
        • Created 13 seconds animation of the music video using hand drawing and rotoscope techniques

Zhuhai HUAFA Cluture Communication CO., Ltd.
Art Editor, Illustrator
Designed and illustrated across three departments: Network Department, U-Life Magazine and Advertisement Department
        • Designed new version of logo and VI for website
        • Created illustrations for magazine U-Life and Advertisement Department

 

Sidu Advertisment Co., Ltd
Assistant Director Intern
Assisted Director to work on the project Net Ease- Micro Film for Stars
        • Cinematography shots and Post Edited for the Net Ease - Micro Films



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

       • Proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, Maya, Indesign, Flash, Anime Studio, Toon Boom, After Effect,          Premiere, Final Cut • know traditional animation, Chinese Calligraphy; can speak Cantonese and              Mandarin

​​

Los Angeles, CA 2012-2015​

​​


Beijing, China 2007-2015

​​

​​

​​

​​2012​

​

​

​

​2011

​​

​​

​​

​​

​​2011

​​

​​

​​

​​

2011​

​​

​​

​​

Los Angeles, USA june 2013-Aug 2013

 

 

 

 

 

​​​​London, England Dec 2012-Jan 2013

​​

​​

​​

​​

​​Zhuhai, China July 2011-April 2012

​​

​​

​​

​​

​​Beijing, China Nov 2010-Feb 2011​