Derek Lau

Design & Creative

Education (University of Technology, Sydney)
Employer Walt Disney Company
Location Sydney Australia

Currently a Fourth (Honours Year) student at UTS looking to get into motion graphics or animation. Thoroughly enjoys gaming, reading comics and martial arts.

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Skills

  • After Effects
  • Animation
  • Film
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Flash
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Motion Design
  • Photoshop
  • Title Sequence
  • Typography
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Portfolio

👥 Recommendations

  • Animation 5
  • Graphic Design 1
  • Motion Graphics Design 5

Employers

  • Walt Disney Company
    Broadcast Design Intern
    2013 - 2013

    Assisting with producing motion graphics for Disney Channel and Disney Junior, including green-screen keying and screen walkers. Also involved in miscellaneous graphic design projects.

  • UTS, DAB Faculty
    Student Demonstrator
    2012 - 2013

    Teaching students the use of After Effects for Motion Graphics and Illustrator for Graphic Design

  • Hunome
    Intern / Animator
    2012 - 2013

    Animating explainers for the social data company Hunome

  • Sixty40
    Intern
    2012 - 2012

    Kicking ass at Animating and slideshow presentations

  • Meld Studios
    Intern
    2012 - 2012

    20-Day internship at Meld Studios, an interactive and service design studio based in Sydney.

  • MDC Architects
    Freelancer
    2011 - 2012

    Redesigned and updated the porfolio for MDC Architects

Education

  • University of Technology, Sydney
    Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication
    2010 - 2013

Awards and Achievements

  • Qantas SOYA Animation Finalist

    Shortlisted as one of 13 finalists for the Animation category of the Qantas SOYA (Spirit of Youth Awards). Competed against some of the more established Australian animators aged between 18-30.


    The Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards 365 (SOYA 365) has been the leading grants program for emerging creative talent for over nine years.

    SOYA365 is a creative melting pot spanning 11 key creative disciplines including interactive gaming, music, writing, film making, architecture and more.


    2013
  • Game Jam 2013 - Best Art

    Best Art for the Sydney Game Jam 2013

    -As part of the Global Game Jam where participants from all over the world got together to create games in 48 hours based on particular themes


    2 Feb 2013
  • Game Jam 2013 - People's Choice

    People's Choice for the Sydney Game Jam 2013

    -As part of the Global Game Jam where participants from all over the world got together to create games in 48 hours based on particular themes


    2 Feb 2013

📖 Past Clients

  • Hunome
    Animation
    2013

    Worked with the Hunome team to produce the Hunome Explainer animation

  • Oxfam Australia's Youth Engagement Program
    Animation
    2013

    Co-created a frame-by-frame chalk style animation to promote Oxfam's 3things Initiative, which encourages young people to commit to 3 lifestyle changes they can do to help save the planet.

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