Story Artist & Animator
Ryan has been in the film and animation and gaming industry under various roles such as animator, storyboard artist, concept artist, writing and directing for 28 years. He began his career in 1995 as an efx animator on the films Space Jam, Quest for Camelot, The Iron Giant and Osmosis Jones for Warner Bro’s Animation. In 2002 he transitioned his career to story teams and contributed to the films, Spider-Man 2 and 3, Cowboys and Aliens, Where the Wild things Are, Iron Man 2, Snow White and the Hunstman, Thor 2, Captain America 2 and The Avengers, etc. Some of Ryan’s passion projects include the short film Thought of You, and the animated graphic novel app, Bottom of the Ninth. Ryan taught students for 10 years at BYU as a tenured associate professor of animation. In games, Ryan held a variety of creative roles at Riot Games, Lightspeed Games and Naughty Dog Games including, Zed - Deathmark, a solo-effort, 2d animated short film. At Paramount Animation, Ryan held the unique title, Dynamic Sequence Artist, due to his unique touch with action oriented scenes. Currently, Ryan is Art Director for a music-centric metaverse for Roar Studios. Ryan continues to develop his own IP’s and enjoys giving related lectures around the world.