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  • Writer's pictureKyle

WELCOME A-BORED: Yuga Labs Has A New Director Of Animation. Here's What You Need To Know

Things are set in motion around the Bored Ape Yacht Club as Yuga Labs welcomed its new Director of Animation to the swamp, who will be focusing on all things Otherisde!

This Mutant Monday was even more insane than usual as Yuga Labs’ new Director of Animation, Lorenzo Colaiori, officially joined the company and announced that he will be focusing on Yuga’s highly anticipated metaverse!

“Today is my first day as Animation Director at Yuga Labs,” Colaiori wrote on LinkedIn. “I'm incredibly excited to start this new chapter in my career. Everything I've seen about Yuga Labs so far is at the edge of what technology could bring to online communities in the future, I feel honored to be part of it, and I'm going to do my best to support the team achieving its goals.Special thanks to Eric Reid who, since our first day of collaboration at Roar Studios Inc., keeps being one the most trustful, knowledgeable and kind leaders I've ever worked with, and Hannah Barfield Spellmeyer, together with the whole People Team at Yuga, for the amazing onboarding process and support during the hiring stages.”

Beofre joining the Yuga Labs team, Colaiori spent nearly eight years at Riot Games and two years at Elodie Games, according to his LinkedIn.

While we do now know much about what Colaiori will be doing at Yuga Labs as the company’s new Animation Director, we do know that he will be focusing his attention on Otherside.

“Directing animation on Yuga Labs' Otherside project,” he wrote in his LinkedIn Experience section.

As we wait to see what Colaiori does at Yuga Labs, take a look at his animation reels from 2019 and 2020:

The Bored Ape Gazette will continue to follow Colaiori and the work he does on Otherside and will keep you posted on Yuga Labs’ new hires! Stay tuned for updates.

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