INterview with jiawei Zhang

Jiawei Zhang is a freelance artist from Yanbian, China with 7 years of industry experience.
He likes to work with Photoshop.

What led you into the CGI/2D? Tell us your story.

After graduating from the animation major, I liked the CG industry in the work of animation(?^__^)?

Where do you go to get inspired? What/Who inspires you?

When I was in school, I played games every day, I fantasized about participating in designing game characters, especially beautiful female characters, they inspired me haha ~

How does a typical working day look like?

In the company 7.5 hours a day, accepting different orders every day Novelty boring

What does your workplace look like?

Okay, sitting there for more than 7 hours every day, no matter how good the environment is, haha~

How do you stay motivated in this industry?

There is no complicated interpersonal relationship in painting. It makes me like this industry.

What is your passion beside CGI/2D?


How do you keep your portfolio up to date? Any tips?

Now it’s freelance. Occasionally, I make some orders

What Software do you use to create your artwork?

Adobe Photoshop

What Software do you want to learn in future? And why?

Oh, I want to learn 3D software. It’s too convenient and it will become more and more powerful.(?)?

Which books would you recommend to the read?

Sorry i don’t like reading it is a bad habit.

What music do you listen to while working?

Saxual Healing (Sander W. & Doren remix)

Any advice for new Artists?

Bold try