Art & Animation

Cynthia Lee Wong worked as a cartoonist for the Juilliard Journal and received a Special Award for Cartoons in 2005. In 2014, she began a music-themed stationery business at

Her clients have included:
* The LA Philharmonic Store
* The San Francisco Symphony Shop
* The Juilliard Bookstore
* The Cartoon Art Museum of San Francisco 
* The Cleveland Orchestra 
Her greeting card designs include:
1. A Choreographer-Composer Collaboration (2003)
2. Desperate Measures (2014)
3. Violinist 1 (2007)
4. Violinist 2 (2007)
5. Flight of the Bumble Bee (2014)
6. Monster Piano (2004)
7. The Ultimate Juilliard Kid (2004)
8. Tough Love (2004)
9. Composer on a Roll (2005)
10. Graduate Birdsong (2014)
In 2019, Cynthia began teaching herself animation.  During the pandemic, she focused on animating music notation, from handwritten sketches to typeset musical scores.  She began using 2D animation program Apple Motion, before switching to 3D animation software Blender. 
In 2023, she was invited back to work with ROCO Chamber Orchestra, this time as an animation artist!  The project was called Tectonal — a 16-17-minute piece based on Lois Stark’s acclaimed book The Telling Image.  Cynthia collaborated with dream team Emmy Award winning composer Anthony DiLorenzo and author / documentary filmmaker Lois Stark.  For Tectonal, Cynthia threw herself into months of grit, experimentation, and hard work, learning artificial intelligence on the fly to expedite the creative process. For more info, check out Cynthia’s videos about Tectonal, including a sneak peek into the creative process with “before” and “after AI” images.