Jeffrey Yu was born in Arlington, Texas. Jeff’s father, Davei, is an engineer of plastics and Jeff’s mother, Aileen, is an accountant. The Yu’s emigrated from Taiwan. Jeff has been fascinated with art since childhood, especially the drawing of comics. He thanks his parents for having furthered his artistic development by exposing him to Asian art and culture. Jeff credits Art Spiegelman (Maus), Chris Schweizer (Crogan), Jeffrey Smith (Bone), Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away), and Yoshiyuki Tomino (Mobile Suit Gundam) for having influenced his creative style.
Jeffrey has completed an animation internship at Hi-Rez studios, illustrated storyboards for special effects maker Persistence of Vision, contributed to the film Cerebus and the game design project Hanako. In 2012, Jeff graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in Sequential Art and Animation.
Jeffrey works as a graphic novel illustrator, concept artist, and 3D animator. On weekends Yu teaches art to school age students. While away from his drawing board, Jeff enjoys martial arts and soccer. Jeffrey is also an avid reader of National Geographic, and Popular Mechanics.