Garson Yu interview
designer: Garson Yu • studio: yU+co • comment
Garson Yu is the founder and creative director of yU+co – a motion design company in L.A. responsible for numerous eye-catching title sequences. To name but two highlights: the innovative animated end credit sequence for '300' and the cleverly embedded opening credits for much-discussed 6-minute opening sequence of Watchmen.
Garson Yu started his career in NYC as a freelance designer at R/GA; moved to L.A. in '93 to join Imaginary Forces as co-creative director alongside partner Kyle Cooper; and founded yU+co in 1998.
We asked Yu about past and current trends in title design and he talks about his favorite title sequence, Se7en.
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Part of a series of video interviews with Main Title designers recorded at the Flux/Forget the Film, Watch the Titles event at the Hammer Museum, L.A. See also our interviews with Jamie Caliri, Karin Fong, Danny Yount, and Kyle Cooper.
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About Garson Yu
Garson Yu started his career in NYC as a freelance designer at RGA. In 1993, Garson moved to LA and joined Imaginary Forces as co-creative director alongside partner Kyle Cooper. In 1998 Yu founded yU+co, a design company specializing in motion graphics for film and TV.
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