Erdi Yao is a Chinese born artist and designer, who has been involved in the motion graphics and graphic design fields since 2006. He obtained his BFA degree in Industrial Design from the Beijing Institute of Technology in 2008, and his MFA in Computer Art with a concentration in motion graphics from the School of Visual Arts in 2012.
In 2006, he founded the U-I Design Studio at Beijing, whose projects have been showcased in numerous design magazines, including Computer Arts and 0086. His graphic design work, which explores the "clash" between eastern and western sensibilities, has been featured in both group and solo exhibitions throughout China.
His animation “ROCK01” obtained Best Sci-Fi of "2013 Honolulu Film Awards", and Honorable Mention of the Best Animated Short of "2013 DIY Film Festival". “ROCK01” also has been selected by the “Independents' Film Festival”， the "2012 Pentedattilo Film Festival", the "2012 Hartford Flick Festival", and the finalist of "2012 Taiwan International Student Design Competition".