Diverse Perspectives Series

Diverse Perspectives Series
Diverse Perspectives in Digital Media & Design

The Visionary Leadership of Minority Women in Animation

Jane Wu, Creative Director at Hero4Hire
Monday, March 27, 2023, 5:30 PM EDT
Storrs - Bishop Center, room 146 or
via YouTube Live

Co-hosted by Associate Professor Clarissa Ceglio, and DMD students Nurudeen Musa and Logan Terness

Watch the Recording of the Event:

The narrative that permeates society is often dictated by those in positions of authority, typically a white, able-bodied, cisgender male at the top of the hierarchy. Within the context of our discourse, we shall delve into the obstacles that Jane encountered on her path to achieving the esteemed position of Creative Director, and examine how she overcame these challenges with unwavering perseverance. She believes the ability to shape culture represents the key to engendering a more equitable society, particularly for those who are marginalized and underrepresented.


About the Speaker:

Jane Wu is a Creative Director at Hero4Hire [ https://www.h4h.studio/ ], an Emmy nominated full-service production animation studio. Jane is a first generation Asian American director, artist, dog mom & native New Yorker. She has worked in the motion design industry for over 13 years for commercial, broadcast, documentary films and TV shows including "What We Do in the Shadows," HBO’s “Our Flag Means Death,” Emmy nominated "Women of the Movement: Mamie Till-Mobley," and PBS documentary film, “Rising Against Asian Hate.” She is actively involved with Rise Up Animation as a mentor. She has won several awards for her own animated short film, "Book Girl & Cabinet Girl.”


This event is brought to you by UConn’s Department of Digital Media & Design in partnership with: 
UConn’s Asian American Cultural Center (AsACC).


WORKSHOP: Flipping the Narrative: A Workshop on Effective Storytelling and Storyboarding

Jane Wu, Creative Director at Hero4Hire
Monday, March 27, 2023, 1:00 - 3:00PM, BISHOP 139

Join us for a workshop dedicated to the art of effective storytelling, where we will explore the intricacies of crafting compelling tales that captivate and inspire listeners. We will engage in a series of writing exercises and storyboarding activities, designed to help you master the fundamental principles of storytelling and develop your skills as a masterful narrator. The workshop will focus on empowering individuals to take control of their own narratives and storytelling–and to share them in an impactful way. OPEN TO STUDENTS, LIMITED TO FIRST 20 REGISTRANTS.


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