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121. Zi Xu: Art for Art's Sake

121. Zi Xu: Art for Art's Sake

Update: 2021-06-29
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Zi Xu is best known to Star Wars fans for her work on the May the Fourth Disney Plus mural that adorned the Star Wars channel. In this episode we learn her art journey, hear about the process for some of her bigger name clients and get the inside scoop on working for Disney and Lucasfilm on the piece she created seen around the world.

Buy the mural: https://amzn.to/3y5Fgv1
Find the artist: https://www.zixu.co/

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Zi Xu is an illustrator and cover artist who graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art with a B.F.A. in Illustration and Art History in 2018.

Since then, Zi has worked with a variety of clients around the globe, creating everything from official posters and cover art for films and comics to concept art and matte paintings for games and production studios.

Some of her numerous clients include Adobe, Black Dragon Press, Bottleneck Gallery, Camp, DC Comics, Disney, Gallery1988, Hank Green, Hero Complex Gallery, Lucasfilm, Metallica, Mondo, Nakatomi Inc., Perfect Garbage Studios, Psyop, Spoke Art, and Warner Brothers.

Her art has also been recognized by Spectrum, ImagineFX, Society of Illustrators, 3x3, Creative Quarterly, and CMYK.

Besides drawing, you can find her indulging in old movies, Soviet rock, and true crime documentaries.
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121. Zi Xu: Art for Art's Sake

121. Zi Xu: Art for Art's Sake

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