Jane Wu joins Hero4Hire as Creative Director

(Courtesy Hero4Hire)

Emmy-nominated studio Hero4Hire Creative has appointed Jane Wu as Creative Director, bringing over 13 years of experience in art direction and animation design for commercials, films, documentaries, and TV series. With Hero4Hire, Jane’s multidisciplinary expertise will serve the studio’s pipeline of motion design, character animation, and mixed media projects.

Notes Evan Sussman, Executive Creative Director for Hero4Hire, “Jane’s design expertise and talent floored us from the start. We’re excited to have her as part of our growing team.”

Adds Jane, “I’m thrilled to join Hero4Hire because of their vibrant and fun body of work and I’m excited to grow here as a creative leader and an artist!”

Wu started her career as a storyboard artist, then later branched out to animation and motion design for streaming, broadcast, and digital distribution. Her work has been featured on Netflix, A+E, AMC, PBS Kids, History Channel, ABC, Nickelodeon, Disney, and FX. Jane’s filmography includes What We Do in the Shadows (FX), Sid the Science Kid (Jim Henson Company/PBS Kids), Tidying Up with Marie Kondo (Netflix), and Soul of a Nation (ABC), the latter of which has drawn rave reviews for Jane’s animated Afrofuturism sequence. Beyond show packages, she has art directed and worked on commercials for Preacher and The Walking Dead (AMC), “The Kid Who Would Be King and Family Guy (Fox), as well as major brands including Nickelodeon, IKEA, Coca-Cola, New York Times, WWE, and Stella Artois. 

A native New Yorker and first-generation Asian American, Wu graduated from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, majoring in Film & Animation and earning awards for her animated student film “Book Girl & Cabinet Girl.” Before Hero4Hire, she served as Art Director at the award-winning creative agency BIGSTAR. Jane enjoys inspiring artists to achieve their highest potential and provides the much-needed link between designers, animators, producers, and clients to create and execute a common vision.

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Reel 360 wishes Jane the best of luck at Hero4Hire.

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