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Jessica McLeod-Yu: ANIMATOR & STORYTELLER

Freelance work:

2016                            Coffee Cup Design – Pride Week, University of Newcastle, Australia

2016                            Banner Design – Stress less week, University of Newcastle, Australia

2016                            Illustrations, Yak Magazine, University of Newcastle, Australia

2016                            NUBUG Animation – University of Newcastle, Australia

2016                            Adventures of Norge – Episode 2, for the University of New South Wales, Australia

2015                            Illustrations, for Opus Magazine,University of Newcastle, Australia

2015                            Illustration, for political magazine Politics Made Public, UK

2015                            Adventures of Norge – Episode 1, for the University of New South Wales, Australia

2015                            Animated run cycle, for Lazorewka Studio, Russia

2011 – 2014               Self published fantasy novel: The Wish Bringer,

 

Experience:

2015 – Current       Assistant Director – “Melbourne International Animation Festival

2015  May                Guest panelist at “Australian International Animation Festival

2015 April               Guest Speaker at “China International Animation and Cartoon Festival

 

Solo Exhibitions:

2014                              Stall holder – Book Expo Australia

2014                              Stall holder – Smash; Sydney Manga and Anime Show

2014                              “The Wish Bringer” Book Opening

2008 – 2010                Stall holder – Sydney Animania Festival

 

Group Exhibitions:

 

2016                             “Conditions of Being Human” – Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours)                                                                                            Graduation Show, Watt Space Gallery, University of Newcastle

2016                             Finalist, Brenda Clouten Memorial Travelling Scholarship for Young Achievers in                                                         Visual Arts, Maitland Regional Art Gallery

2016                              Prize Winner, “Do I know you?” Student Art Prize, Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle

2016                              2nd place, media devision – Reslife Artshow, The University Gallery, University of                                                         Newcastle

2016                              Collaboration – Moon Animate Make-up Episode 2

2015                              2nd place – ICC Artshow, The University Gallery, University of Newcastle

2013 – July                 Artist in Residence, Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle

2013                              Sketchbooks of Rome, Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle

2013                              A force of habit, Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle

2012                              Kindred, Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle

2007 – 2010                Sydney Royal Easter Show

 

Education:

2016 – 2017        (Honours) Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Newcastle, Australia

2012 – 2016                  Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Newcastle, Australia

2013 – July                   Instituto Europeo di Design, Italy – Rome Architecture Sketchbook course

2009                                Digital Motion Graphics, TAFE VET, Sydney

2002 – 2004                 Clement Art – School of Art, Sydney

 

Additional Training:

2016 Feb                      VFX Jam Master Classes

– Character Design with Chris Sasaki (PIXAR)

– Animation with Andrew Gordon (PIXAR)

2016 May                    Film Victoria Master Class

– Storyboarding with Matt Jones (PIXAR)

Languages:

English (native speaker), Japanese (advanced), Spanish (conversational), French (beginner)

 

Media:

Interview with Sheshot TV about women animators –  TBA

http://www.dailyadvertiser.com.au/story/3907449/festival-rewards-creative-minds/#slide=5

https://www.newcastle.edu.au/newsroom/faculty-of-education-and-arts/fine-art-student-scores-melbourne-international-animation-festival-internship

http://www.encicaf.com/programme/25

 

 

 

 

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