Yifei (Charlotte) Guan | student
Charlotte "Yifei" Guan is a creative 3D artist with serval collaboration work experiences related to fine art production. She holds a combined major in New Media Production and Technology under the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Charlotte is interested in immersive digital media projects, like XR technology, 3D visual art, game engine projects, and 3D media installations. Before coming to CDM, she worked with different contemporary new media artists in the United States, such as Marlena Novak and her team in Chicago.
As Charlotte came from an indie fine art 3D artist background, she learned to be a generalist in 3D digital media production, such as modeling, rigging, rendering, and future transformation into a game engine or film production. In responsible for art project development, Charlotte is also experienced and confident in brainstorming, concept development, and storyboarding to express her ideas and understanding of art. Thus, she is more than comfortable communicating with various specialists for coordination and discussion between different art production and project development departments. Her ultimate goal in the digital media industry is to bury the differences between fine art projects and professional production by introducing the focus on emotional expression and subjective association in projects' art development.
Charlotte chose to come to the MDM program because she wanted to learn and understand the practical production process in the digital media industry. One of her goals after her graduation is to prove her critical thinking skills and refresh aesthetics from her fine art background for the future production team in the future digital media industry. At the same time, she also wants to expand her network and experience in different production groups outside of the artist community. She believes experiencing various perspectives in professional digital media production is crucial for her future career development.