About Us

  Raymond Chu grew up between New York and Taiwan, and is the son of Taiwanese-American immigrants Eddie and Shirley Chu, and the nephew of David Chu, co-founder of Nautica and current creative director of Georg Jensen, Denmark’s famed heritage jewelry brand.
  Training under his uncle's team at DC Design and David Chu Bespoke since 2005 at the age of 15, Raymond went on to study retail working at the Ralph Lauren Rhinelander Mansion and flagship Rugby store on University Place while attending New York University's Tisch School of the Arts as a Drama Major. At NYU, Raymond studied costume, lighting, and set design, directing, writing, acting, and 
dance at Playwrights Horizons Theatre School, and graduated from Stonestreet Studios signed to CESD as an actor and model.

  Disappointed in the roles written for Asian Americans, Raymond returned to filmmaking on the other side of the lens, directing his first festival short film in 2012 American Odyssey, and working for 3 years as a cinematographer and editor for Rocnation's Jay Z's Life + Times Youtube channel and Tidal in 2012, culminating in winning the World Press Photo Award Short Documentary Feature Award for Time, Inc. in 2015.  Raymond went on to edit several award-winning and Vimeo Staff Pick short films over the decade, and his most recently completed script has previously been selected for Sundance Writers Lab semi-finals. He is currently wrapping post-production on his first feature film Night Lights. Raymond has also served as a program screener for the Hamptons International Film Festival since 2015.

  From multi-million dollar K-Pop music videos and commercials to intimate indie sets, Raymond has experienced the long hours and tight deadlines firsthand from the most demanding of clients, which have included BBC, GQ Taiwan, Allure, Kiehl's, LG, Kia, Allure, Grey Advertising, MetLife, Capital One, Georg Jensen, Misha Nonoo, Zadig et Voltaire, William Rast, F.E. Castleberry, FashionN, Corcoran, PLG Estates, and more. 

  Raymond was featured as a CFDA Ambassador for NY Men’s Fashion Week 2016, photographed by Melodie Jeng, and previously nominated for Esquire's Best Dressed Real Man 2008.
  He has been profiled and photographed for GQ, The Rake, Bill Cunningham’s NY Times Style Section, and various blogs for his extensive knowledge of Golden Era Hollywood fashion design and personal style, and can be spotted in various fashion books, such as The Sartorialist, The Sartorialist: Closer, StyleLikeU, and I am Dandy: The Return of the Elegant Gentleman

  Like most things in film, everything must be custom-made, and after a decade of experience in the field, he is now returning to designing durable tools tailor-made for the rigorous needs of the film, television, theatre, and photography industry, and the people who decided to the take the road less traveled...and succeeded.