My name is Jerry Liu and I am an independent art-director, designer, illustrator, and animator. My studio specializes in motion graphics & concept art for television, film, commercials, video games, music videos, web, and interactive media.
Growing up in the 80's and 90's, I spent my childhood years as an artist glued to the television set watching Mark Kistler's "Secret City", submitting fan art/envelopes to Nintendo Power, and taking my paper-bag-wrapped-school-textbook-cover doodles way too seriously. I had pipe dreams of designing my own video games, publishing my own comics, and directing my own films…
In 2000, I moved to New York City to study graphic design and motion graphics at the School of Visual Arts. During my attendance at SVA my work was showcased and screened at the Art Director's Club on several occasions. After earning my degree in graphic design, I spent 2 years working as a senior designer/animator at Comedy Central, where my work won numerous BDA awards. I spent the next several years working as a freelance art-director, designer, and animator for studios such as Hornet, Psyop, Eyeball, Transistor Studios, Brand New School, and Alien Kung Fu.
In 2009, a desire to move back to my hometown brought me back to Maryland where I spent a year and a half working as art-director for Discovery Creative handling various clients under the Discovery Communications umbrella, including Science Channel, Discovery Channel, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, and TLC.
In 2011, I rejoined the freelance pool and founded Jerry Liu Studio.
Jerry Liu Studio is based in the Washington DC metropolitan area.
I am also the Creator & Curator of the Back to Bits project.
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