Illustrator | Designer | Annimator, LOS ANGELES
Simo Liu is an award-winning illustrator, graphic designer, and multi-faced artist based in Los Angeles. She works on graphic design, illustration, motion graphics, and animation, combining various styles, techniques, and meanings with a creative spirit to achieve multiple aesthetics.
Simo served as a graphic designer at Illustration Entertainment, where she worked on some world-famous animated films such as Despicable Me 2, Minions, and The Secret Life of Pets. Also, she worked as an animator at Tokyo Broadcasting Television (TBS) in Japan, participated in animation projects for their original education TV shows. Simo’s recent clients include The Washington Post, Harvard Business Review, Politico, Medium, Mural, etc. She created the cover for The Washington Post Magazine, which was released on the issue of Feb 7, 2021
Simo’s works have received many awards and exhibition selections from all over the world, including D&AD Awards 2021, Society of Illustrator 63, World Illustration Awards 2021, American Illustration 40, 3X3 Illustration Professional Show 2021, Applied Arts Awards 2019, Bangkok Illustration Fair 2021, Seoul Illustration Fair 2021, Best Motion Graphics of Los Angeles Animation Festival, Best Experimental of Chicago Amarcord Arthouse Television Awards and many others.
Much of Simo’s work contains a bright tone, with some humor and wit inside. It has been featured in Creative Boom, 3×3 Illustration, China Art Design Year Book 2020, Society of Illustrator Annual, OSSO Magazine, Picame, YOROKOBU, DPI Media, Animation Magazine, Voyage LA, Hollywood Weekly, etc.