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Hero4Hire Names Jane Wu Creative Director

Art direction and animation design expert brings multidisciplinary skills to studio’s expanding set of production, including motion design, character animation, and mixed media projects.

Hero4Hire Creative has appointed Jane Wu as creative director. She brings over 13 years of experience in art direction and animation design for commercials, films, documentaries, and TV series; her multidisciplinary expertise will serve the studio’s pipeline of motion design, character animation, and mixed media projects.

“Jane’s design expertise and talent floored us from the start,” noted Hero4Hire executive creative director Evan Sussman. “We’re excited to have her as part of our growing team.”

“I’m thrilled to join Hero4Hire because of their vibrant and fun body of work and I’m excited to grow here as a creative leader and an artist!” Wu added.

Wu started her career as a storyboard artist, later branching out to animation and motion design for streaming, broadcast, and digital distribution. Her work has been featured on Netflix; A+E; AMC; PBS Kids; History Channel; ABC; Nickelodeon; Disney; and FX. Her filmography includes What We Do in the Shadows (FX), Sid the Science Kid (Jim Henson Company/PBS Kids), Tidying Up with Marie Kondo (Netflix), and Soul of a Nation (ABC), the latter of which recognized Wu’s animated Afrofuturism sequence. Beyond show packages, she has art directed and worked on commercials for Preacher and The Walking Dead (AMC), The Kid Who Would Be King and Family Guy (Fox), as well as major brands including Nickelodeon, IKEA, Coca-Cola, New York Times, WWE, and Stella Artois.

A native New Yorker and first-generation Asian American, Wu graduated from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, majoring in Film & Animation. Her animated student film Book Girl & Cabinet Girl drew accolades. Prior to Hero4Hire, she served as art director at creative agency BIGSTAR.

Source: Hero4Hire

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