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Kino Jin (Yu 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@hotmail.com

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION

2018 - 2021 MFA DIGITAL ARTS (GPA: 3.8)  Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, 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: Recreyo - Youtube, Cheerland Entertainment Organization, Nanjing SeaLandConsulting Service, Qingdao Eastan Bio-Techno-logy - Black Nose, Jiangsu Education Press, 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 STUDIOS - LATE NIGHT CARTOONS, INC, NEW YORK, NY​

​Tooning Out the News Season Two (Paramount+ original shows)

2021  Assets Animator Hell - DIRECTED BY XINRUI ZHOU, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

2020  Animator BABBLE BUBBLE - DIRECTED BY RICHAN LI, PRATT INSTITUTE

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

  • Polished and modified animation assets

  • Official Selection:

2021 New York City Independent Film Festival

2021 Petit Plan: Americana

2021 Beeston Film Festival

2021 NewFilmmakers NY

2021 Big Shoulders International Student Film Festival

2020 Pixel Vienna Animation Festival, Honorable Mention

2020 Short Stop International Film Festival, Nominee

2020 Moscow Shorts International Short Film Festival

2020 Big Cartoon Festival

2020 SHORT to the Point

2020 Short Stop International Film Festival

2020 Short Shot Fest

2020 Hangzhou Youth Film Programme

2020 Feinaki, 2020 Beijing Animation Week

2020 COVIDaVINCI

2020 Panama Animation Festival

2020 Digital Juice. Short Film & Animation Festival

2020 TIAF - Tbilisi International Animation Festival

2020 ANIMAFILM International Animation Festival

2020 AnimaSyros International Animation Festival + Agora

2020 */ 16th Athens Digital Arts Festival | Technotribalism

2020 ANIMASYROS International Animation Festival

  • Awards:

Winner of Student Experiment Shot - Los Angels Animation Festival

Winner of Best Animation Shot - Rome Independent 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 

  • Clients: Bleacher Report, Condé Nast, CVSHealth, Tax March, WingaDoos LLC, 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

2013-2014  Animator DREAM EATER DIRECTED BY TIANLIANG YU, NANJING UNIVERSITY OF ARTS

  • Production:  Cucumber Garden Art Studio Room

  • Official Selection:

the 47th Annual ASIFA-East Animated Film Festival

2020 Shenzhen Contemporary Animation Academic Exhibition

  • Awards:

2015 Beijing Film Academy Award for Best Visual Effects

 2015 Jiangsu Design Competition Excellence Award

 

SOFTWARE CAPABILITIES

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

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

  • 3D: Autodesk Maya, Nuke, Zbrush

PUBLICATIONS

 

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

Chapter4 - Storyboarding, page 86