kaitlen haeun yoo

Kaitlen Haeun Yoo is a story artist based in the greater LA area.

Born in South Korea, she studied Character Animation at 
California Institute of the Arts after her BFA degree at SAIC
She interned for Animation Production Team at CJ E&M and
worked as a freelance story artist at Nickelodeon Fea

Besides drawing, her biggest joy in life is roaming in the city
in search of a good restaurant followed by a cute coffee shop.
Favorite travel destinations include Chicago, India and Norway.


2017 - May 2022
CalArts (California Institute of the Arts)
BFA in Character Animation
Lillian Disney Scholarship Recipient
Teaching Assistant 2018 - 2020

2013 - 2017
SAIC (School of the Art Institute of Chicago
BFA with concentration on Fine Art / Animation
Merit Scholarship Recipient
Solo Exhibition: Nowhere Land in April 2014



Software Skills
Proficient in:
Storyboard Pro / TV Paint / Adobe Photoshop CC / Adobe Illustrator CC / Adobe Bridge CC / MS Office Suite
Experience in:
Adobe Animation CC / Adobe After Effects CC / Adobe Premiere Pro CC / Maya

Technical Skills
DSLR Cameras / Light & Sound Kit

Studio Art Skills
Drawing / Painting / Photography & Video Production
Fluent in English and Korean
Conversational proficiency in Spanish


work history

2020 - 2021
Nickelodeon Animation - Feature

Freelance story artist for a feature film

Freelance story artist to create an animatic

SICAF (Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival)

Translator from English to Korean

CJ E&M - Animation Production Department

Internship with Animation Production Team 2
Assisted in pre-production and post-production of TV series:
Rainbow Ruby and The Bugscouts


SBS Ani Gallery

<Dosirak> and <Elephant in the Room> selected screening on TV.

<Midnight Contemplation> Publication & Distribution
Self-publication of comics and illustrations. Available in 20+ book stores.

<Upcycling> for 16th Indie Ani Fest

Co-directed and co-produced a short animated film for film festival.

Panorama Screening

<Dosirak> selected screening at Red Cat, Los Angeles.