Shoko Hara (1988, Okayama, Japan) is a director and motion designer. At the age of ten, her family moved to Lake Constance in Germany. In 2012, she obtained her B.A. in Media Design at the DHBW Ravensburg. With her emphasis on analogue and experimental works in graphic design and art, Shoko Hara moved on to study Motion Design at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg between 2012 and 2016, where she graduated with the animated short what they believe. Her debut film Just a Guy was awarded with the Golden Dragon at Krakow IFF 2020, Grand Prize at the Animafest Zagreb 2020, Golden Centaur at Message to Man 2020, among many others, was qualified for the Oscars 2021 and nominated for the German Short Film Award 2020. Shoko Hara is currently teaching Motion Graphics at the DHBW Ravensburg and works as a motion designer and animation director for commercial spots, cinema movies and music videos.