Arts and Entertainment

  • 3/27 Jane Wu: Visionary Leadership of Minority Women

    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 

    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 [ ], 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).





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