Ashraf "Ash" Meer
I started in the industry in 1995, as an assistant editor at a commercial post house and within two years I was a senior visual effects artist at Spontaneous. In 1998, I joined Star TV, Asia's largest satellite broadcaster, as a senior broadcast designer. There I creative directed the launch broadcast package for China’s first all-movie channel, Phoenix Movies. Since leaving Star, I have worked as a freelance designer, animator and visual effects artist for commercial and broadcast clients in Europe, Asia, and the US. Since 2005, I have also been working as an art director and creative lead. In 2011, I was creative director on the redesign of the Clio Award’s triumphant return to New York. In 2016, I relocated to the Pacific Northwest and now live in Tacoma, Washington.
As a designer and animator my clients have included Strange & Wonderful, Loaded Pictures, Kennedy Etc., Eyeball, PandaPanther, Offspring, Imaginary Forces, 21boom, UVPhactory, Liquid Design Group, SkyTV, Channel 5, Discovery Kids, The Learning Channel, Chanel, Anna Sui, Tommy Hilfiger, Takeout Media, Yard and AOL. I have had professional experience in nearly every stage of advertising media production, from copywriting and storyboarding, to shooting, editing, graphics, visual effects and color correction.
For the last 20 years, I have also been making short film and video pieces. My first film, "Stages of Integration" premiered at the 1991 Asian American Film Festival and screened at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Neighborhood Film and Video, the Whitney Museum and the National Asian Pacific American Film Festival. Other shorts have premiered at: International House in Philadelphia, the Temple University Student Film Festival (First Place, Graduate Documentary), the New York Video Festival, and WHYY's Through the Lens. I am the recipient of a Mid Atlantic Region Media Arts Fellowship, a Pennsylvania Council on the Humanities Grant, and a Temple University Production Grant.
I have a BA in Philosophy from Emory University. I attended The Atlanta College of Art, American University, and the MFA Filmmaking program at Temple University.
In 2009, I founded Cashmeer Media, LLC. The company has produced two original games, The Well for the Iphone and a flash game, Eating Madness. Currently, we are working on an unannounced project for a virtual console.
I live in Tacoma, Washington with my wife and three kids.
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