Chin Ko  柯金祥
With more than a decade of career and entrepreneurial experience in production design and illustration, Los Angeles-based Chin Ko has created many high-profile projects, including animation, video & mobile games, advertisements, children’s books and magazines.  His work and collaboration has shaped projects for renowned studios: Sony Pictures Animation, Dreamworks, LucasArts, and Laika.

Chin was the Production Designer for the Sony Pictures Animation, “Surf’s Up 2”. He managed production teams from start to finish, both on-site and overseas.  Chin has both creative and technical skills, paired with a wealth of experience in the field. During his time at Dreamworks and Sony, Chin also worked as Visual Development Artist on many titles such as “Hotel Transylvania 2”, animated “Spider-Man”, “Trolls”, ”Captain Underpants”, “Madagascar 3”, “Penguins of Madagascar”, “How to Train Your Dragon: Gift of the Night Fury“, “Puss in Boots: The Three Diablos”, “Megamind” and many others.

Other career stops include working with Director Nicholas Weigel in Visual Development at Laika; an After Effects Compositor/Matte Painter with Blind Studio; and Concept Artist with Lucas Arts/ “Star Wars: The Force Unleashed and “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”

Chin earned a Bachelor’s degree in Digital Media from Otis College of Art and Design in 2006. Originally from Taiwan, fluent in Mandarin and English.


-Final Committee Judge –  “Annie Award”

-Judge for Production Design Category – “Annie Award”

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