Xueyan Wang 

2D Animator, Drawer, Painter, Comics Creator

Portfolio Link: https://xueyan.art

email: 906490196@qq.com


Chinese (native), English (fluent), Spanish (conversational)




   2018 - 2020 Pratt Institute

     M.F.A., Animation, GPA: 3.98

  2014 - 2017 University of Wisconsin-Madison

     B.F.A., Fine Art, GPA: 3.78



     Frame-by-frame animation (2D); Stop Motion (clay); Storyboarding; Concept Art, Drawing and painting (charcoal, graphite, conte, ink, waters, oil)


Corel Painter, Procreate, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere



2018 Illumination Journal (Spring 2018 issue), Madison, WI

      Charcoal Drawing, “Deep Woods”; Watercolor Painting, “The Monk and the Priest”



2018 Co-Author, “Topological methods for modeling massive data in computational neuroscience,” Neuroscience 2018



2021-(Current) Animation Teacher, AF Art First Education, Xi’an, Shaanxi, China

- Teach animations to high school and undergraduate students one-on-one with emphasis on preparing college application portfolio

  (2D handdrawn animation, Animation mechanics, Storyboard, Animated film production, Adobe After Effect, Adobe Premiere)

2019 2D Animatior (freelance), Grapevine Artists, LLC, NY

-Made a 4-min 2D Animation as part of a feature length film, "Vedic Nights", directed by Jean Michel Hoffman (Spring 2020)

-Storyboard and concept design (concept art link)


2019 2D Animator, for a fellow MFA Interactive student’s thesis project, Brooklyn, NY

- Created a 45-second hand-drawn animated intro and 1-min animated ending credit for a VR game inspired by Jungian theory of the shadow


2019 Studio Mentor, SCP (Summer Certificate Program), & CEP (Certificate of English Proficiency), Intensive English Program, Pratt Institute

- Guide international students (grad and undergrad) through three art projects per semester

- Assist them articulate their thoughts and process

- Give 2 model presentations to the students

- Organize and coordinate exhibitions and critiques of students’ works



2019 Freelance Illustrator, Homieland Real Estate Company, NY

- Created illustrations for two online articles published on Wechat app (link1; link2)


2018  Graduate Assistant, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

- Creating departmental posters and daily announces, data entry, phone answering

- Other miscellaneous front desk jobs


2018 English instructor, part-time, Xi’an, China

- Taught conversational English to elementary students one-to-one

- Taught English test-prep classes to small classes of 3-6 high school students


2018 Relief Printmaking Intern, with artist Jenie Gao, Madison, WI

- Assisted in mural production, mural painting, and large-scale woodcut


2017 Volunteer at UW Madison Preschool lab, Madison, WI

- Assisted teachers in providing individual childcare to a class to 3-year-olds


2016-2017 Illustration Intern at Dane County Office of Lakes and Watersheds, Madison, WI

-Created 3 digital paintings illustrating ideal household management of rain water


2017 Student Supervisor, Kitchen, Strada, Memorial Union, UW-Madison

- Allocate jobs to kitchen employees

- Train new employees

- Food preparation




2020 Gold Braids (for significant contributions to the department), Pratt Institute

2020 Silver Braids, Pratt Circle Awards (Graduation with Honor), Pratt Institute

2020 Bolton Scholarship, Pratt Institute

2019 Bolton Scholarship, Pratt Institute


2017 Art Board of Visitors Scholarship, UW Madison

2017 Honorable Mention Award, Student Art Exhibition, UW Madison

2015 Melvin F. and Beverly A. Butor Scholarship, UW Madison



2018 Wally Douma Student Art Gallery, UW Madison

2017 Digital Salon, UW Madison  

2017 89th Annual Art Show at Union South, UW Madison  

2016 Student Art Show, Office of the Provost, UW Madison

2016 Digital Salon, UW Madison