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Ziyi Gao is an illustrator and concept artist based in Vancouver. She specializes in environment and background design for animation and illustration. She is good at using 3D programs such as Zbrush or Blender to assist her 2D art creation process.  Ziyi is fluent in both English and Chinese.

After graduating with a BFA (Honors) degree in School of Visual Arts in New York, she works as a freelance illustrator in China. Her professional experience includes painting digital commercial illustration for NetEase Game, character design for Echo Lima LLC., and cover art and illustration for Vialectea Ltd. Her experiences working with these clients have made her a skillful 2D artists who is exceptionally good at communicating with different clients about their needs.

Currently, Ziyi is part of the MDM program at Centre for Digital Media. In this program, she hopes to gain more experience collaborating with people from different backgrounds and familiarize herself with the industry's inner workings. 


Dec 2023 (Cohort 17)


  • 2D Designer
  • 3D Designer
  • Concept Artist