leo liao

Hello! My name is Leo Liao,
and I am a web developer / artist!

Thank you for visiting my portfolio site!
I hope you enjoy your time going through my works.

Portfolio

Here are some of the projects that I have done using:
Ruby, JavaScript, Rails, Node.js, React, Express.js, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, React Native and/or etc.

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PinAlchemist

  Github

PinAlchemist is a replicate of Pinterest. It is an online image library web app for people to share artworks. Users have the ability to upload and collect artworks that they like in the app. User can also follow other users and see their collection of arts easily. The name "PinAlchemist" is a metaphor for to inspire people to "create" by combining different ideas. Each user is an artist, and an alchemist!

Ruby on Rails

JavaScript

PostgreSQL

React with Redux

Ajax(JQuery)

HTML

CSS3

SASS

Modal

Masonary

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Conneqt

  Github

Conneqt is a mobile-app that supports people to exchange information via QR scanning. Users no longer need to prepare nor organize business cards. And they can easily exchange information in a more convenient way.

React Native

Node.js

MongoDB

Express.js

HTML

CSS3

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The Tap Master

  Github

The Tap Master is an online web game inspired by Taiko no Tatsujin(The Taiko Master). First, players are asked to select a level of difficulties. The game will start will "taikos" falling from the top of the screen. As those taikos reach to the bottom empty slots, players need to tap the taiko within an acceptable timing in order to get the scores. There are three levels of game and each levels comes with different speed as welll as different music. What's the highest score you can get?

Vanilla JavaScript

Create.js

HTML5 Canvas

CSS3


Skills

Additional Works

I enjoy arts and design!
I have worked as a storyboard artist, I was assigned to maintain web-content,
as well as doing graphic-design-related tasks.
and I enjoy working on projects in my private time.

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Gamera

Gamera is a giant turtle monster that fights alien monster to protect human. As I was designing and scultping this character, I also was thinking a lot of Kupa from Super Mario :).

Pixologic Zbrush

Adobe Photoshop

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Magnodente

I designed this species called Magnodente, he is a knuckle walker, with huge husk and horn all over it. Magnodente habits in snow mountain and is a herbivore.

Sculpey

Clay

...etc

Monkey year: Storyboard

This is a pitch that I have done for AOFL in celebration of the monkey year in China. I designed, drew and composite the all my idea into animatic. I was a lead in this project and had distributed works between 2 additional artists to help me refine some of the scenes in this animatic.

Toon Boom Storyboarding Pro

Adobe AfterEffects

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Premiere

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Life Drawing

6-hour long pose drawing from live model.

Charcoal

Bristole Paper

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Night Market

I missed the night market life! I built and composite this drawing from scratch. I first model all foreground environment, including the lanterns, shovel, fry-pan, and all utensils. Background was a photo that I took when I was travelling in Thailand.

Autodesk Maya

Autodesk Mudbox

Adobe Photoshop

Mental Ray

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Dynamic Sketching

Tanks drawn in War Museum.

Hi-Tec Technical Pen

Copic Marker

Canson Scrapbook

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Arale The Adult

Arale is a character from Dr. Slump. She is an android with a look of 10 years old, she always wears helment and glasses. I created this piece by imagined how she would look like in her adulthood. I spend a lot of time on setting up the shaders to get the looks I want on her skin.

Autodesk Maya

The Foundry Mari

Adobe Photoshop

Pixologic Zbrush

V-Ray

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Tengu

Tengu is a lengendary god-like figure in Japanese fairytale. He is known as someone with red face and long nose. I started out by using Maya to get the toplogy that I wanted, then went further to add more details using Zbrush.

Autodesk Maya

Adobe Photoshop

Pixologic Zbrush


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About Me

about leo

I want to make this world a better place! After starting out my career as a travel designer, I have been travelling and seeing different cultures around the world, it is when I started to evaluate and wonder what I can do to achieve my goal. 3 years later, I worked as a storyboard artist / assistant technical director in an educational app company, hoping that that I can make a positive influence to the children through animation products and art. However, with great inspiration that I have obtained from my previous job, I realized that I have the ability to do more with programming so I started working on personal projects. I know this is exactly what I needed in order to achieve my goal, so I started my journey of becoming a software engineer. Please find my information in the following:

Contact Info

I would like to hear from you!
Please feel free to contact me using the following method:

  ducleoliao@gmail.com
  (626)386-8037 (PST)