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Life & Work with Ella Lee

Today we’d like to introduce you to Ella Lee.

Hi Ella, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
My mother was a fine artist and she had her own art studio teaching students. So, when I was young, her studio was my playground. I remember always painting and drawing for fun. She influenced me a lot in my life. I think that was my first great impact on having a designer dream. I still remember the scent of oil paint on a fresh palette and the sound of wooden charcoal pencil on the canvas. Growing up in my mother’s art studio, I learned how to use a paintbrush and mix color from a young age. This naturally made me attentive to my surroundings and I was keen on capturing all the world’s endless sights and playful textures. These were all sweet sensations that I melted into my creative work and vision, which I believed were colorful, not just pigmented in the feelings they evoked.As I gained more experience in art and design, I challenged myself by rising from the surface of traditional painting and venturing into various disciplines such as 2D and 3D design, animation, and branding. Yet in all these, I’ve never forgotten the initial sensations—the fascinating beauty of colors—that brought me here today.Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
When I started painting and when I wanted to become a painter, I was not good and I always compare myself with other people. It kills my ego and made me stop painting. It feels like no one liked my work, therefore, I hated my work. But after I discovered what I really want to do, it completely changed my life. I love creating motion designs and enjoying the whole process. I still love to paint and draw but I am happy now.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I’m an illustrator and motion designer, so my specialty is design. Most of my title sequences are dedicated to movies, shows, and drama. For this position, I need to be creative and ready to use all the different types of skills, such as programs like adobe and 3D. But the most important thing is I have to create designs that attract and touch people’s hearts.

What quality or characteristic do you feel is most important to your success?
In my field, there are so many collaborations and group projects. I think communication is one of the most important qualities to become successful. Open your ears and be ready to accept other people’s opinions. I believe all the conversations and ideas will come together making amazing work.

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