Born 1982 in Shiraz, Iran and currently living in Rochester, NY, award winner director, animator and Student Academy Awards nominee, Meghdad Asadi Lari started his higher education in 2000 by studying Electrical Engineering in Shiraz University and continued to M.Sc. in Communications Engineering. During his graduate studies, he discovered his passion for graphic design and animation. Familiar with all aspects of aesthetics, his artistic and creative abilities have been recognized by professionals as fast and precise. Not long after completing his technical degrees did he decide to step into the art field as a creative professional. He started his MFA in Computer Animation and directed and produced several animations which played at festivals worldwide and gained several national and international awards. He finished his MFA degree in 2014 with faculty awards for his thesis film, Simorgh.