Illustrator | Designer | Annimator, LOS ANGELES
Simo Liu is an award-winning illustrator, graphic designer, and animator based in Los Angeles. When Simo served as a graphic designer at Illustration Entertainment, she worked on some world-famous animated films such as Despicable Me 2, Minions, and The Secret Life of Pets. She has also worked as an animator at Tokyo Broadcasting Television (TBS) in Japan and participated in animation projects for a DVD series for one of their original children’s educational TV shows. Additionally, Simo has worked as an editorial illustrator for Medium.com.
Simo is a multifaceted artist. She works on illustration, animation, motion graphics, and graphic design, combining various styles, techniques, and meanings with experimental spirit to achieve various aesthetics. Simo’s animations, combined with graphics and sounds, have received over 16 awards and 50 major official selections from worldwide film festivals, including Best Motion Graphics of Los Angeles Animation Festival, Best Animation of Nevada International Film Festival, Best Experimental of Chicago Amarcord Arthouse Television Awards, Official Selection in Toronto Animation Arts Festival International, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, Carmarthen Bay Film Festival and many others.
Many of Simo’s illustrations contain bright tones with some humor and wit, which have earned her multiple awards including World Illustration Awards, 3×3 International Illustration Professional Show, Applied Arts Illustration Awards, American Illustration 38, Creative Quarterly 55 and many others. Her works have been featured in 3X3 International Illustration Annual No.16, China Art Design Year Book 2020, Applied Arts Photography & Illustration Awards Annual, Animation Magazine, Hollywood Weekly, and USA TODAY.