Creative Futurist, Multi-Dimensional Thinker, 3D Guru and Founder of DarkMatter
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From film titles (All I See Is You with Marc Forster) to hologram development (Marvel’s Iron Man II) to gaming (Bethesda Studios Elder Scrolls Legends), his design, vfx and animation expertise bring forth ideas and iconic images into tangible space. Equal parts designer, director and technological wizard, Zai’s… Read More
From film titles (All I See Is You with Marc Forster) to hologram development (Marvel’s Iron Man II) to gaming (Bethesda Studios Elder Scrolls Legends), his design, vfx and animation expertise bring forth ideas and iconic images into tangible space. Equal parts designer, director and technological wizard, Zai’s distinctive signature is his ability to bridge artistic storytelling and technical innovation resulting in memorable, compelling visuals.

Working with computer graphics since the 90’s and taught by Alias Wavefront in Maya, there was a time that his work was only fictional and for entertainment. Today, Zai’s imagination still runs wild on the silver screen but he’s driven by technological advancement that allows his artistry to design real life visuals for augmented reality and to create stories in new inventive ways.

As Zai’s design skills span creative genres, his client list is just as diverse. Known for his cinematic animation work in Tron Legacy, Sherlock Holmes and Mission Impossible, his clients include advertising agency DDB, a leading robotics company, a drone defense company, an amusement park ride company and film directors. With his company DarkMatter, he’s developing several intellectual properties, documentaries and augmented reality.

Zai currently lives with his family in Los Angeles. Read Less
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Stereoscopic Animation
Virtual Reality Graphics
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