Alexander Yip

About Me

I was born in Clifton Park, a small town in the outskirts of Albany, New York. Ever since I was young, I have  always been interested in cartoons and science. I grew up watching Transformers, GI Joes, and Batman while building all types of spaceships and vehicles with Legos. When I later upgraded to Robotics Legos (thanks Mom), it opened my mind into building and programming an inanimate objects and bring them to life. In 2000, I moved to California, which positively impacted my life. During my junior year of high school, a brand new course, Art and Animation, introduced me to the software program Animation Master. There I taught myself to model, rig, and animate my characters. I was hooked and I knew that animation is the field for me. I was given the opportunity during senior year to teach my fellow classmates the basic operations of Animation Master. This further fueled my interests to pursue the animation major at San Jose State University.

The Animation and Illustration club at SJSU, Shrunkenheadmen, has given me opportunities to work with 
extraordinary students, professors, and alumni on many film projects. The club also arranged and held many talks from industry professionals to share their knowledge and experience.

I am thankful to have the opportunity to work with everyone and to study under professors: Sheldon Borenstein, Bunny Carter, Dave Chai, Cameron Chun, John Clapp, Raquel Coelho, Courtney Granner, and Dave Yee. They have been very supportive throughout my academic career. Through them I learned the importance of pushing the envelope and not being afraid to take risks.

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"I learned to work smart, play hard, and invest my passion in what I do." - Alex Yip
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