ILLUSTRATOR & SEQUENTIAL ARTIST

 

Chris Liu uses digital and traditional mediums to create original characters and to visually tell their stories.

 

Starting from a young age, Chris was mentored by professional comic artists Jo & Christina Chen. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Kinetic Imaging where he honed his craft in visual storytelling through illustration, sequential artwork, animation, and video.

He is the co-creator and lead artist of the Zeldanime Project, a fan web-comic based off "The Legend of Zelda" cartoon adaptation that reached a fan-base of over 2,500 viewers world-wide.

 

Chris has worked on various freelance projects for publishers and filmmakers around the world, from storyboards to concept artwork.

His artwork focuses on dynamic motion and tone in every frame.

 

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RESUME

EXPERTISE

  • Digital & Traditional Illustration Mediums

  • Character Artwork & Illustration

  • Cinematography & Sequential Scene Design / Composition
  • Visual Storytelling

SELECT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Simplicity Pictures

Producer / Pre-production Artist – 2022-present

  • Storyboard and Concept Artist for independent films directed by Peter Jang

 

Monstructors (Table-top Card Game) -

Illustrator / Sequential Artist – 2020-present

  • Illustrated character artwork, comic short, and promotional artwork

  • Consulted on story and provided script revisions

Thibodeau Media Group -

Concept Artist / Storyboard Artist / Animator / Video Editor – 2018

  • Rendered pre-production artwork (storyboards, key concept art)

  • Created animated short for product presentation

Simplicity Pictures

Pre-production Artist – 2014-2016

  • Storyboard and Concept Artist for independent films directed by Peter Jang

  • Storyboard Artist for short film - BOSS UZI

  • Storyboard Artist for short film - BUSINESS MEN

  • Concept Artist for short film - OREXIN

  • Concept Artist for short film - SCENE FOR LEO

  • Concept Artist for short film - VICTORY

  • Concept Artist for short film - VEGAS

 

Red Stylo Media -

Comic Artist – 2014-2016

  • STAR THIEF - Pencil artist and inker

  • 27 CLUB ANTHOLOGY - Pencil artist, inker, and colorist

 

Vizcaya Swimwear

Graphic Designer & Illustrator – 2013-2014

  • Created promotional illustrations for luxury swimline company

  • Designed promotional flyers for pageant-style spokesmodel contest

 

Polina Grinberg

Production Assistant – 2012-2013

  • Production and design researcher and organizer

  • Assisted with animation and image capture processes during production

 

Legend of Tivara

Graphic Novel Artist & Illustrator – 2011-2014

  • Concept Artist & Comic Artist for independent multi-media project

 

SELECT FREELANCE WORK

  • Noir Crystal 2020

  • Eze - 2020

  • Geeky Chic Accessories –  2014

  • Casa Rosada Artisan Gelato – 2014

  • Fede nel Regno del Funghi – 2013-2014

  • Island Motivision Studios – 2013