ABOUT ︎︎︎

Hello! My name is Yangyuchen Li - a.k.a. Richan, a 2D animator + illustrator!

I was born and raised in Kunming, China, and came to the US to study when I was fifteen. My practices explore language, ritual, and intimacy that overlap across cultures, from modern life to mythological folklore. Exporting these thoughts into fun jpegs, gifs, and movs with a wide variety of art styles is the language that I speak.

I currently work at String & Key as a full-time animator. Although I am not currently available to freelance or collaborate, you are still welcome to drop me a line or just say hiii!


Pratt Institute, MFA ‘20, Digital Arts
SAIC, BFA ‘17, Flim, Video, & Animation



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