About me

About Me


Junyi Xiao is an award-winning filmmaker and animation artist. His films have been selected and screened at many international animation festivals all over the word including Annecy and Hiroshima. In 2015, his film After School was nominated for an Annie Award.


Freelance animator for Giant Ant
* 2D animation for Google G Suite Commercial
*2D animation for Salesforce Idea Exchange Comercial

Design and animation internship in Buck Design
*Storyboard and visual development for Lyft Commercial
*2D animation for Google VR project
*AE animation and composition for TBWA commercial

Internship in Changde TV station
*VFX assistant

Office Director of Beihang University TV Station


University of Southern California
Master of Fine Arts in Animation (2017)

Beihang University
New Media Art & Design College
Master of Arts in Art Design (2014)

Beihang University
New Media Art & Design College
Bachelor of Arts in Art Design (2011)


Animation short film: Last Judgment (2016)
* Best Student Film in KROK animation Festival 2016
* Winner of 2016 Adobe Design Achievement Awards
* Honorable Mention by the TAIS Animation Showcase Jury for the GRAND PRIZE 2016
* Award of Recognition: Accolade Global Film Competition Award 2016
* Official selection in Annecy animation festival 2016
* Official selection in Hiroshima Animation Festival 2016 “Stars of Students”
* Official selection in 24th International Animation Festival of Brazil, ANIMA MUNDI 2016
* Official selection in RabbitFest Animation Festival 2016
* Official selection in China Independent Animation Film Forum 2016

Graduation thesis project: After School (2014)
*Nomination for Best Student Film of the 42nd Annie Awards
*Official selection in Graduate Film group of Annecy 2014 International Animation Festival
*Official selection in 2014 Seoul International Cartoon and Animation festival
*Nomination for the Best Animation Short Film of the 10th China International Cartoon and Animation Festival
* Award of Excellent New Director of 14th Animation Academy Awards, Animation School of Beijing Film Academy

TV episodeHappy 8th Day (2014)
*One of the episodes for CCTV’s TV serials Xing Xing Meng

Animation short: the Colt and the River (2013)
* Official selection in China Independent Animation Film Forum 2014