Junyi Zhang is a formidable entity in the art world. More precisely, she is one of the top artists in the animation industry not only because of her amazing body of work and the exquisite talent that she possesses, but also because she can get the job done on schedule and within budget, which is extremely important to producers and directors.
Junyi is a natural artist with a gift from the gods that allows her to tell a story through the movements and expressions on the faces of animated characters and their very believable backgrounds and surroundings. She honed her skills at the China Academy of Art, Hang Zhou, China, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in 2D Animation and then won a scholarship to SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) in Savannah, Georgia, where she got her Master’s Degree in Animation. Along the way, she has won numerous awards and had her animated work be selected to be part of the SCAD’s show reel and her short film ‘WE’ was invited to be a part of SIGGRAPH, which is the computer Animation Festival Electronic Theater that is recognized as a qualifying festival by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Some of Junyi’s software skills are: Maya, Mental Ray, Nuke, Photoshop, After Effects, Illustrator, Flash, V-Ray, Mudbox, dDo, nDo2, Dreamweaver, Premiere and InDesign.
Her art skills are: Animation, Lighting, Composing, Texturing, Modeling, Concept Design, Graphic Design, Web Design, Illustration and Storyboarding.
Junyi, although she has been an artist all of her life and a professional artist for only a few years, her animation skills and artistic talent have become well known internationally. Her work on Dreameast’s animated series Valt the Wonder Deer has catapulted her name and her reputation to distant places around the world. She is currently working for Rough Draft Studio which is an animation studio that specializes in computer animation projects and shows for television and film. Rough Draft studio has produced hundreds of hours of animation for YouTube, TBS, Netflix, Fox, UK Channel 4, The WB, MTV and Comedy Central. They have also produced numerous pilots and features such as The Simpsons’ Movie. Junyi has worked in all phases of animation production work, which makes her quite capable and also one of the best. Add There seems to be no end to her ever expanding talent and innovative ideas.
Junyi’s self-published children’s Illustration book “When Mommy’s Busy” also won first place at the Spring 2022 BookFest Award in 3 categories, including Best Book Cover Design, Best Parenting and Best Children’s Family book.