About

ABOUT

“The light shines upon those who embrace the challenge.”

Jonathan Lai is a visual designer, animator, artist, creative director, and filmmaker for film, tv, animation, and gaming.

Jonathan was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Vancouver, BC. Being heavily influenced by design, music, animation, photography, film, and video game. Whether it’s from the East or West, It’s the earnestness and passion from the creators that intrigues Jonathan. Connecting him on an emotional level in terms of storytelling and art direction. Having the experience of different cultures allowed Jonathan to have bountiful of inspirations collectively.

Through the process, Jonathan discovered there shouldn’t be a restriction or limitation on how you want to tell a story. Regardless of tools, the medium should always communicate an emotional experience that furthers or enhances the story.

Jonathan worked for Blackbird Interactive where he was invited on the ride to create Homeworld: Shipbreakers now known as Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak, an epic prequel to the Homeworld Saga. He also worked with the nice folks at Nimble Collective on a short animated film project, Sunny and Gerd. Currently, he works at Relic Entertainment as a Presentation & Production Designer / Cinematic Artist for Age of Empires IV.

In his spare time, Jonathan continues to explore the realm of creativity. Stay tuned for his upcoming personal project.

 

RECOGNITIONS

The Beautiful Art Of Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak

2015 Adobe Achievement Awards

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