Lulu Hansen

Content/Story, Beijing Studio

At her role at the Thinkwell Beijing studio, Lulu leads the conception, writing, and design of memorable, immersive experiences for projects around the world.

From painting, sculpting, making artist’s books, writing, production-designing, directing, and producing award-winning films to creating successful Thinkwell projects, Lulu is focused on creating and designing things of enduring beauty and meaning.


Prior to Thinkwell, Lulu was a full-time creator-consultant. Drawing on her experience as a filmmaker, cultural diplomat, strategic and content advisor, and cultural and development consultant for Chinese and international entities, she provided bilingual advisement on multimedia projects. Also the director of a cross-cultural creative studio, she has written and illustrated eight original animation projects, focusing on universal stories told via unique perspectives.


Bachelors of Fine Arts & Bachelors of Arts, Visual Art and Comparative Literature, Brown University

Masters of Arts & Full PhD Coursework in Classical Chinese Literature, Stanford University

Visiting Scholar, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University

Masters of Fine Arts, Film and Television Production, University of Southern California

Select Projects

China Immersion Coordinator, Hasbro

Brain Trust Participant, Oriental Dreamworks

China Development Executive, New Zealand Film Commission

Development Executive & Associate Producer, “Skiptrace” (Jackie Chan film)

Associate Producer, Brave New Films

Head of Development, Mike’s Movies

Select Honors & Publications

“Little Monk” (documentary), winner of Busan Film Festival’s Student Prize

“A Fish Tale” (artist’s book), shown at the 100th Anniversary Exhibition of the John Hay Library

“Fishing for the Moon and Other Zen Stories” (pop-up book), published by Rizzoli-Universe

Various poems, published in Harvard’s Dudley Review