Lai Xu is a designer & artist based in San Francisco. He collaborates with cultural and commercial clients on projects relating to graphic design, identity system, posters, publications, exhibitions, websites, installation art, and photography.

He holds an MFA in Graphic Design from California College of the Arts and a BFA in Motion Graphics & Visual Effects from Academy of Art University. He also attended Pratt Institute for Interaction Design.

Currently he is taking on select projects and collaborations. You can reach him at lai@itsxl.me ︎

︎Recognition

2017
San Francisco, CA
Group Exhibition
PRIMER: A Speculative Futures Conference
Slow Living Manifesto”, Printed Matter

2015
Brooklyn, NY
Group Exhibition
Pratt Institute Practicum Exhibition
“Revivify”, Interactive Installation

2011
San Francisco, CA
Group Exhibition
Wire+Nail Gallery
“MuBe”, Projection Mapping Installation

2011
San Francisco, CA
Film Production
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Compositor & Rotoscope Artist
Cannes Film Festival FIPRESCI Prize won, Golden Camera won.
Academy Awards Best Motion Picture nominated, Actress in a Leading Role nominated, Best Achievement in Directing nominated, Adapted Screenplay nominated.

2011
San Francisco, CA
Film Production
Advantageous”
Motion Graphics Artist & Compositor
Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize won, Grand Jury Prize nominated.

︎Education

2015–2018
San Francisco, CA
California College of the Arts
MFA in Graphic Design

2014–2015
Brooklyn, NY
Pratt Institute
MFA in Interaction Design

2006–2011
San Francisco, CA
Academy of Art University
BFA in Motion Graphics & Visual Effects

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