- Garson Yu
Garson Yu: Founder/Creative Director, yU+co, Hollywood, CA
A native of
Hong Kong, Garson attended the Yale School of Art on the Norman Ives Scholarship in 1985. Upon graduating with the Alexei Brodovitch Prize in 1987, Garson started his career in New York as a freelance designer at R/Greenberg Associates.
graphic designat the School of Visual Arts and exhibited as an artist in New York. He has had group exhibitions at the Artist Space, PS1/Clock Tower Gallery and The Dia Art Foundation. Garson’s design entry won the International AIDS design competition. He was then commissioned by the New York Public Art Fund to design and produce a 30 second television Public Service Announcement on AIDS. In 1992, he worked with Muriel Cooperat the MIT Media Labto design IBM’s ‘Future Interface Demo’.
In 1993, Garson moved to Los Angeles and joined Imaginary Forces as co-creative director alongside partner Kyle Cooper. In 1998 Garson founded yU+co, a design company specializing in motion graphics for film and television. Since the company’s inception, Garson has collaborated with many filmmakers for his title design work including
Steven Spielberg, Ang Lee, John Woo, Sydney Pollack, and Ridley and Tony Scott.
Garson has won numerous awards and honors for his title design and motion graphics work including two Emmy nominations, the New York Art Directors Club Award, three BDA Awards, Monitor Award, ID Magazine International Design Award, HOW Magazine International Design Award, AIGA Design Award and the Eyes and Ears of Europe Award.Garson is also a visiting Lecturer for film title design at
Carnegie Mellon University, USA, Cologne International Film School, Germany and Central Academy of Fine Arts School of Design, China. He has also been accepted as a member of AGI, Switzerland.
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