Yusra Shahid

Yusra Shahid is an Indian background and visual development artist for animation. Having grown up in Kuala Lumpur and lived in Melbourne, London and Lucknow, she is now stationed in sunny Los Angeles. Yusra has worked for animated shows and feature films with studios such as A24, Disney TVA, Nickelodeon, Titmouse, Atomic Cartoons and more. In her art, she loves to draw inspiration from her own culture, and from the South-East Asian cultures she grew up with. When not drawing, you can find her making pretty earrings and tiny clay pins.

Participant Schedule

Sunday 10/29 10:15AM - 11:15AM

Asian Queens in Animation: Changing the Narrative

Room 207 | Maansi Sunkara, Yusra Shahid, Gina Nguyen, Gloria Kum, Sinh Nguyen

Join AQIA as we hear from some Asian Queens on how they broke into the industry, approached building connections, stood out in interviews, and what life's been like as a working professional in the animation and gaming fields. Despite society's expectation to lead or follow a certain path hear how the panelists changed the narrative and chose to write their own.