Simon Gao is a recent graduate from the American Film Institute, with a MFA in production design. Originally from China, he went to study in the UK in 2014 and later received his Bachelor degree in art and design from the University of Leeds. From there he decided to pursue a career in the film industry. Over the years at AFI, he designed and art directed various short films. Other than physical production, he is also trained to draft and concept illustrate his creative visions.