Julie Chen is a Production Designer based in Los Angeles. Originally from Taiwan, Julie has an MFA in Production Design from AFI (American Film Institute) in Los Angeles. She also earned a BFA in Fine Art from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA.
Since 2007, Julie has collaborated with filmmakers as Production Designer on films, commercials, and music videos. These projects have won numerous awards, including the Silver medal for Student Academy Awards/Oscar in 2015, twice for Best Commercial on College Television Emmys@ Awards in 2010 & 2012, Best Commercial from the CLIOs in 2010, and two time winner of Gold ADDYs in 2010 & 2011. These films have also been screened at film festivals around the world such as: Cannes, Austin Film Festival, Whistler Film Festival, Rhode Island International Film Festival, and many more.
In the beginning of 2015, Julie traveled to Norway, where she was the Production Designer on the Chinese feature “Run for Love" <奔愛> with, director – Teng Hua Tao and, lead actress – Michelle Chen. The Music Video she designed for Japanese Rock Band - ONE OK ROCK "Last Dance" has over 17 million views on YouTube. She also finished an independent feature “Last Days of Summer" featuring William Fichtner in the same year. 2016 started off busy as She production designed an entire new tv series for Discovery Science Channel titled "How To Build Everything", and then in the summer She traveled to Shaoxing, China for 4 months; where she production designed the feature "End of Summer" <西小河的夏天>.
With years of production experience (US and International), Julie Chen embodies a unique creative vision that supports story and character. Her strong leadership skills, attention to fine detail, and bilingual ability are an incredible asset to any production.