Lu Zhao, Developer in London, United Kingdom
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Lu Zhao

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Software Developer

London, United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since
March 9, 2016

Lu Zhao has worked as a Unity developer for more than three years. She especially likes to make mobile games. She has good knowledge and experience on both AR and VR and she is a good, clear communicator as well as a dedicated, creative programmer.



Preferred Environment

Xcode, Unity3D, MacOS

The most amazing...

...project I've worked on is a VR multiplier board game which allows people to play a VR game as a team instead of alone.

Work Experience

Game Developer

2014 - PRESENT
Lu's Studio
  • Created an AR app for architecture design display.
  • Created an arcade game and published it to the App Store.
  • Created a VR multiplier game.
  • Invested in AR and VR technologies.
Technologies: C#, Unity3D

VR Developer

2013 - 2014
  • Created 3 interactive sessions for virtual training products.
  • Worked with different teams, like the modelers' team and the multimedia team.
Technologies: C#, Unity3D

Unity Certified Developer

Certificate No. 201708UCD2410

"The Unity Certified Developer Exam was designed to provide a credential that validates foundational skills for making a game with Unity, spanning key concepts in both technical art and programming. In addition to breadth, it also has depth: the feedback we’ve received is that it is a challenging exam, even for those with some experience under their belts, and that a passing score is a good indicator that an individual has the core skills required for successful game production in Unity."

An augmented reality project demo made for architecture design display.

An AR demo: The new way to show a property to potential buyers and a preview of the customized decoration.

My Storybook Pirate - Interactive Book Creator

My Storybook Pirate is an interactive book creator for children in a pirate theme. There are no in-app purchases or advertising; parents can be assured that children to play this app alone, although we encourage parents to play with your children together.

The delightful and colorful graphics were carefully designed especially for children.

With this app, children can create their unique characters and scenarios and make amazing stories. It combines a traditional sticker drag-and-drop book creator with a properly designed code module system which introduces endless possibilities for storytelling. So children can not only make a good looking scenario as most book creators do but also be able to interact freely with the characters and items inside the scenario while playing their story. This app is ideal for ages 5 to 11. For younger children, this is a simple dress-up and scenario making game, but for advanced children, it is an object-oriented programming learning tool, a properly interactive book creator. There are also some hidden interactable objects in the backgrounds and a library to surprise your children.


Unity3D, Unity


C#, C++, Java


Game Center, Facebook API


UnityScript, Xcode


MacOS, iAd, iOS


AdMob, Unity Game Assets, Unity3D Native Plugin Interface

2011 - 2012

Master's Degree in Computer Graphics, Vision, and Imaging

University College London - London

2009 - 2011

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

Queen Mary, University of London - London