Founder & Visual Effects Supervisor
With more than a decade of visual effects industry experience, Kaitlyn Yang is a champion of creativity and pushing the limits of technology to support storytelling. She founded her own post-production company, Alpha Studios, in 2013 to provide studio, network, streaming and advertising clients with high-quality visual effects services, by way of a team that is on a mission to maximize visual creativity no matter the challenge, while instilling trust every step of the way. Over the years, Kaitlyn has amassed more than 50 visual effects credit to her name, including “Robot Chicken,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” and “The Good Doctor.” An asset to sophisticated clients who have high-pressure timelines and budgets, she brings a deep understanding of all phases of the content development pipeline, including foundational storyboarding, pre-visualization, props and costumes, hair and make-up, color correcting, sound design, and editing. She regularly develops script and budget breakdowns for clients, and has a particular expertise in identifying several viable scenarios when troubleshooting is needed, including the shortest path to a solution that also delivers the highest visual impact. Active with industry events and organizations, Kaitlyn is a Forbes 30 Under 30 recipient for Hollywood/Entertainment, member and former co-chair of the Visual Effects Society, and a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in the Special Visual Effects Peer Group. She also serves on the Emmy Awards Committee. Kaitlyn is an in-demand speaker and media resource. She is often invited to speak at conferences and with members of the media, regarding visual effects trends, and themes such as diversity and inclusion, women in business, entrepreneurism, and leadership advice. Kaitlyn’s insights have been published in Bloomberg, Variety, Emmy Magazine, Los Angeles Times, VFX Voice, and more. Her speaking engagements include Disney, the University of Southern California, the University of California Los Angeles, University of Hawaii, Ford Foundation, Comic-Con, and SIGGRAPH. By way of background, when Kaitlyn was nine years old, three life-changing events unfolded. She emigrated from China to the United States, was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy, and first discovered the joy of digital art by learning Photoshop. That’s where her love of visual effects artistry began. Kaitlyn holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Animation and Digital Arts from USC Film School. She also holds a Master of Business Administration from Quantic School of Business and Technology. She is an active mentor with the TV Academy Internship Program, where she was once an intern. She is also a mentor for high schoolers for Step Up, and the BRIC Foundation. She has volunteered for over a decade for USC’s “Day of SCervice.” Most recently, she joined as a volunteer for the Skid Row Carnival of Love. Kaitlyn resides in Los Angeles, and in her spare time, she enjoys catching up on movies and TV shows, as well as swimming, skiing, reading and going on long strolls with her two dogs.