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Yiming Zhao is a production designer, originally from Beijing, China. She graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a B.A. in Film and Television Production. She gained her interests in design after working alongside Academy awarded designer Tim Yip under the costume department of Netflix’s Marco Polo season 2 as an assistant. This work experience broadened her eyes and led her to pursue a path in production design.


The narrative films she production-designed have been selected and screened at film festivals in the U.S. and internationally; including the DGA student awards, LA Shorts International Film Festival, AFMA Film Festival of Young Cinema, HISFF, and New Filmmakers LA.


After her graduation from AFI conservatory, she is currently a participant of BAFTA Newcomers Program. She was also selected into First Film Festival's Training Camp 2021 as a production design fellow. Her feature film, Smoking Tigers, will world premiere at Tribeca 2023.  

Now she's based in Beijing and Los Angeles and works internationally.  

​Yiming is a lifetime loyal fan of bulldogs.

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