Hao Cui was born in Beijing, China, but he grew up in Scotland in a small coastal town named St. Andrews. He moved to the United States when he was 13 years old. At age 22, he graduated from Otis College of Art and Design, majoring in digital media. He then began his career as a freelance Maya animator. Since then, he has worked on numerous projects, ranging from movie titles to TV commercials. He was also working with thatgamecompany for two years, during which he art directed the games flOw PS3 and Flower PS3. He likes cars and motorcycles but loves robots. During his free time, he likes to draw and watch movies. He is currently working on a short film, hoping to be finished and included in the next SIGGRAPH Animation Festival.