Born in 1982 in Shiraz, Iran and currently living in Rochester, NY, award winning director and animator, Meghdad Asadi Lari started his higher education in 2000 by studying Electrical Engineering at Shiraz University, where he continued to a M.Sc. in Communications Engineering.
Not long after completing his technical degrees, Meghdad decided to step into the art field as a creative professional and pursue his passion of animation and film.
Meghdad started his MFA degree in Computer Animation at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and directed and produced several animated films which played at more than 100 festivals worldwide and gained several national and international awards.
Meghdad’s artistic, creative and technical abilities have been recognized as adept and transformational across the international landscape both by academia and those within the animation industry.
is works has been part of numerous exhibitions, festivals, and workshops including the Walt Disney Family Museum, the Hamburg Museum for Art and Design (MK&G), and the Student Academy Awards.
Meghdad is a Visiting Assistant Professor at RIT’s School of Design and is currently involved with directing and producing a variety of animated short films. He is also collaborating with several educational and animation projects where he offers his technical and artistic skills to studios in the United Stated and around the globe.