Jody Zhou - Motion Graphics Designer in Tokyo

Jody Zhou

I'm a motion graphics designer in Tokyo, Japan

Available for contracts

I speak English and Japanese

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About me

Designer and animator hailing originally from Brooklyn, New York. Work passions include animation, film, illustration, and typography. Always open to meeting new people and collaboration!

My Creations

  1. Airbnb

    26 September 2016

    An exploration into creating a type treatment revolving around four cities: Memphis, Copenhagen, Baltimore, and Milan.

    I pitched the idea of giving these cities their own distinct personalities by pulling colors and elements from each city's unique flag and seal. These would later be incorporated into individual patterns, while keeping... continue reading (0, 1 image)

  2. Chase

    26 September 2016

    I illustrated a series of illustrations for JP Morgan Chase, featured on Chase News & Stories and

    *5 Essentials logo designed by David Sarancino

  3. BP: The Next Mile

    26 September 2016
    BP: The Next Mile

    A series of infographics I designed and illustrated in collaboration with BP Fuels and Vox Creative. Full site here:

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  4. Calvin Klein

    26 September 2016

    A pitch I designed to create a music subvertical of Vox Media, titled Mixtape, in collaboration with Calvin Klein.

  5. Nihon Konton Kugen

    26 September 2016

    A graphics standard manual I designed and illustrated for a hypothetical Japanese Air Force.

  6. Speech

    26 September 2016

    I aimed to bridge a gap between two distinctly different ideas, language and sound, through their one connection: speech. Specifically, it looked at the concept of tone. One can grasp an idea behind the meaning of a sentence even if he or she cannot understand the actual words being spoken... continue reading (0, 1 image)

  7. Soundwave Typography

    4 October 2016

    I created a typeface based on soundwaves (that I recorded of myself speaking). The end result was 3 different weights, and a standalone symbol version.

  8. Showreel

    26 September 2016

    Design + animation by Jody Zhou

  9. Seeso

    26 September 2016

    A series of videos produced for Seeso, a comedy subscription streaming service: Seeso's Guide to Seeso, Brought to You By Seeso! I designed graphics and animated the intro for this wacky piece.

    *Directed by Kirk Larson, Produced by Greg Gordon and Noam Harary, Edited by Bryan Fox

  10. ACJW Carnegie Hall

    26 September 2016

    This was a cool project I got to design and illustrate for. A medley of cartoon theme songs done by Carnegie Hall, Ensemble ACJW! 1.8 million views on Youtube and counting.

    Youtube link:

    *Filmed and edited by Kornhaber Brown. Animated by Michael Luckhardt.

  11. I Am a Robot

    26 September 2016

    A Transformers-style piece I animated and illustrated.

  12. Nature is Golden

    26 September 2016

    I wanted to reveal meaningful information through a distinctive set of motion tracked graphics merged with reality. Shot on the High Line in Chelsea, Manhattan.

  13. This Is a Square

    26 September 2016

    Animation done for

    1. Start with a 250 px square in the middle of the screen
    2. End with a 250 px square in the middle of the screen

    All in 10 seconds.

  14. Take Flight

    26 September 2016

    A personal project I designed, illustrated, and animated, focusing on transitions and transformations.

  15. Lonely City

    26 September 2016

    A haiku expressed through motion graphics:

    How did a city
    with one million shining souls
    become so lonely?

    Though filmed in New York City, the "city" mentioned in this piece can be figuratively represented by any city in the world. Despite being home to countless people, tall buildings, and bright... continue reading (0, 0 images)

  16. Kawaii Schoolgirl Attack!!!

    26 September 2016

    My own interpretation of Godzilla destroying a city. Filmed my subject on a green screen and keyed out the footage. Then, I added graphical elements.

  17. Jiggles

    26 September 2016

    A narrative combining stop motion and animation filmed in Tokyo, Japan. Collaborated with fellow designer Abi Laurel to shoot and animate this fun little pudding love story.