Artist of the Day: Jeff Liu

Jeff Liu

Jeff Liu studied at CalArts and now works at Cartoon Network on Steven Universe. He composed the instrumental track for the “Cookie Cat Rap” that appeared in the show’s premiere.

Jeff Liu

Animation students these days are practically always in front of computers, always online, and often distracted from the work at hand. To his credit, Jeff was distracted from animation classes by actually animating–with his finger and trackpad. He later compiled his pieces into The Trackpad Jam:

On Jeff’s Vimeo, you can also view his 3rd year film, Eat!, the project which he is “most proud of”:

See more digital doodles and sketches from Jeff on his abandoned blog and new Tumblr.

Jeff Liu


  • ng4life

    has anyone seen his freshman calarts film ‘Mask’???? hollllyyyyyyhelllllll

  • Philip Vose

    Jeff is one cool and multi talented dude!!!

  • Axolotl

    “Eat” is REALLY good. After seeing about a zillion Calarts student films, this is one of the ones I remember most clearly.

  • http://okreza.blogspot.com/ reza

    jeff is amazingggggg, eat! is a goddamn masterpiece, so much respect !

  • erikt

    Jeff and his work are the bomb. His stuff is charming and smart and super well done around and inspires me to do better always. HERO MATERIAL!

  • jermz

    Jeff is the cooooolleesssttttttttttt!

  • Mike

    Well, this is awesome. Watched ‘trackpad jam’. Excellent.

  • Tim

    I absolutely love Jeff’s work, he’s amazing!!!!