Muhan Yao

I am a motion graphics designer currently based in New York City. Coming from a multidisciplinary background in engineering, music, and motion design, I cultivated solid problem-solving skills and a keen sense of rhythm when animating. Through my inherent sense of humor and imagination, I create unique aesthetics and movements that form a world of their own ;)



National Taiwan University

Chemical Engineering Bachelor Degree




School of Visual Arts

MFA Computer Arts 


  • ASUS
  • Taipei City Government
  • P. League+
  • Fubon Cultural & Educational Foundation
  • Kingcar Cultural & Educational Foundation
  • Thiscover Project
  • American Dance Ghosts
  • KUYA studio


  • Adobe After Effects
  • Cinema 4D
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • RIVE
  • Figma
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Procreate
  • HTML & CSS


MFA Computer Arts Awards: Academic and creative excellence

Accolade Global Film Competition: [Animation] Award Winner

Paradise Film Festival:

[Best Animation] Award Winner

Santa Barbara Indie Film Fest

[Animated Short Film] Award Winner

WRPN Women International Film Festival:

[Animated] Award Winner

Oniros Film Award:

[Best Animation] Finalist

ORION IFF International Film Festival: Finalist

Berlin Shorts Award

[Best Animation short]: Semi-Finalist

Dumbo Film Festival

[Animation] Semi-finalist

Varsity Film Expo:

[Best 2D Animation] Honorable Mention

Colortape International Film Festival:

[Animation 2D & 3D]

Lift-off First-time Filmmaker Sessions 2023: [Student Shorts]

Lift-off First-time Filmmaker Sessions 2023: [Shorts: New voices]

Lift-off Filmmaker Sessions Hosted by @LiftOffGlobalNetwork: [Shorts] [Student Shorts]

Lift-off Filmmaker Sessions 2023: [Shorts: New Voices]

Short Shot Fest

[Best Animation Short]

New Filmmakers NY


ARFF Amsterdam

[Best Animation & VFX]

Golden Short Film Festival

[Golden Animated short]

Bare Bones International Film & Musical Festival [Short Narrative]

Sunscreen Film Festival

[Animated Shorts]