Doug Chiang

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Doug Chiang (born 16 February 1962) is an American film designer and artist. He was born in Taipei, Taiwan, and grew up in the United States.

Chiang studied film at UCLA and industrial design at the College for Creative Studies. During the late 1980s he worked at various production studios including Rhythm and Hues. Chiang eventually joined Industrial Light and Magic as a creative director where he worked on films such as Terminator 2: Judgment Day and Forrest Gump. During the late 1990s Chiang served as design director for Lucasfilm on Star Wars Episode I and Star Wars Episode II.[1] Afterwards, he was a production designer on Robert Zemeckis' The Polar Express. Outside of film, he collaborated with author Orson Scott Card on an illustrated science fiction book called Robota.

In 2004, Chiang co-founded Ice Blink Studios and worked for Zemeckis on Beowulf. Ice Blink closed in 2007, becoming the core of the facility for Image Movers Digital, a pioneering performance capture animation studio.

He recently founded DC Studios and is working as creator for the upcoming, Robota with Sparx Animation Studios in Ho Chi Minh City.


Chiang has won numerous awards throughout his career, including an Academy Award and a British Academy Award for Death Becomes Her, a British Academy Award for Forrest Gump, a FOCUS Award for his independent film Mental Block, a Clio Award for his work on a Malaysian Airlines commercial and The BrandLaureate Award.



  1. ^ Christopher, James (12 April 2000). "Greetings, Earthlings; Arts". The Times. p. 16. 

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