Kino Jin is a New York based animator, who was born and raised in China.

 

She received her BFA in Animation at Maryland Institute College of Art and graduated from Pratt Institute with an MFA in Digital Arts.

Feel free to say HI at kinojinyu@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION

2018 - 2020 MFA DIGITAL ARTS (GPA: 3.80)  Pratt Institute, New York, NY

2015 - 2017  BFA ANIMATION (Magna Cum Laude) Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
2012 - 2014  ANIMATION Nanjing University of the Arts, Nanjing, China

 

EXPERIENCE

2012 - Present  Freelance Illustrator/Animator/Designer 

  • Clients include Recreyo - Youtube, Beijing Cheerland Entertainment Organization, Jiangsu Education Press, Nanjing SeaLandConsulting Service, Qingdao Eastan Bio-techinology - Black Nose, Baicizhan, Tony Studio - Hairport.

  • Collaborates with directors and clients to create brand-driven designs, storyboards, style-frames, character designs, and 2D animations

2021 - present  Drawn Animator CBS - Late Night Cartoon, INC, NEW YORK, NY​

​Tooning Out the News Season Two

2020 Animation Assistant BABBLE BUBBLE DIRECTED BY RICHAN LIBROOKLYN, NY​

  • Cleaned up lineworks and colored the rough animations in Clip Studio Paint

  • Polished and modified animation assests

  • Awards: Winner of Student Experiment Shot - Los Angels Animation Festival
    Winner of Best Animation Shot - Rome Indepent Prisma Awards
    Winner of Best Student Short - Changing Face International Film Festival

2018 - 2020  Graduate Assistant PRATT INSTITUTE, BROOKLYN, NY​

  • Designed and distributed department announcements

  • Created holiday-related animations for the department’s social media accounts

  • Created 2019 + 2020 graduation screening posters and 2019 graduation screening animation

2017 - 2018  Animator FLICKERLAB LLC, BROOKLYN, NY

  • Created character designs, background designs, storyboards, style-frames, and animatics

  • Animated 2D characters and effects in Animate CC 

  • Worked for clients such as Bleacher Report, Condé Nast, CVSHealth, Tax March, WingaDoos LLC, and Center for Human Rights
    in Iran 

2017  Graphic Designer VIDA GRAPHICS & SIGN, NEW YORK, NY

Tasks include: promoting social media, designing posters, signs, and booklet cover

2016  Teacher Assistant FOREVERMARK INTERNATIONAL ART EDUCATION, SHANGHAI, CHINA

Organized social media content and acted as an artist’s assistant

2016  Archive Intern THE HERMAN MARIL FOUNDATION, BALTIMORE, MD

2015  Concept Art Intern SHANGHAI KINGNET TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD, SHANGHAI, CHINA 

Participated in the preproduction department, created various assets and character designs

 

SOFTWARE CAPABILITIES

  • Adobe Creative: Photoshop, After Effects, Animate, Premiere, Illustrator, Audition, Indesign

  • 2D: TVPaint, Storyboard Pro, Toon Boom Harmony, Clip Studio Paint

  • 3D: Autodesk Maya, Nuke, Zbrush, Blender

 

LEADERSHIP

2013-2014  Propaganda Department Minister Media Arts and Communication, NUA 
Led logo and slogan designs for competitions and student activities

 

HONORS & AWARDS

2019  Pratt in Venice Scholarship, Pratt

2018 - 2020  Merit Scholarship, Pratt

2015  Competitive Scholarship, MICA

2015  Transfer Scholarship, MICA
2013  Excellent Cadre of Student Union, NUA 
2012  Excellent Cadre of Student Union, NUA 

EXHIBITIONS

Group Shows

2019  PRATT IN VENICE 35th Anniversary Exhibition Steuben Gallery, PRATT

2018  Move Me Mediated Digital Arts Gallery, PRATT

2018  Slow Art Day The University Museum Art Gallery, the University of Hong Kong

2017  Graduation Exhibition Meyerhoff Gallery, MICA

2016  Puppet Show Exhibition Rosenberg Gallery, MICA 

2015  Foundation Exhibition Meyerhoff Gallery, MICA

2015  MICA Transitions Meyerhoff House, MICA

2015 Spring Exhibition Main 0 Gallery, MICA 

Juried Shows

2019  February People's Choice Salon Show Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn

2019  Pratt Pro Imagination Expo ARC Building, Pratt

PUBLICATIONS

 

2019  Blazer, Liz.  Animated Storytelling: Simple Steps for Creating Animation & Motion Graphics (2nd Edition).

Chapter4 - Storyboarding, page 86

© 2020 by Kino Jin