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MICHAEL RYAN
Animator and Illustrator

334.728.0661
MichaelKevinRyan@gmail.com
http://michaelkevinryan.blogspot.com

OBJECTIVE
I seek to enliven characters and stories through animation and illustration.  As a part of your team, I’d offer an enthusiastic attitude, creative drive, and dedication to growing in our talents together.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Buck Design 
"Animator" 
• Dates: April 2018 
• Duties: CG character animation (Extra Mile - commercial) 

Duncan Studio 
"CG Animator / Artist" 
• Dates: December - March 2018 
• Duties: CG vehicle animation, rotomation (TBA feature film

Psyop 
"Animator" 
• Dates: July - October 2017 
• Duties: CG character animation, CG layout (Cricket Wireless - commercials) 

Duncan Studio 
"CG Animator" 
• Dates: August 2015 - November 2016 
• Duties: CG character animation (The Nut Job 2 - feature film, Despicable Me: "Minion Mayhem" - Universal Studios Japan ride) 

DreamWorks Animation 
"Animator" 
• Dates: May 2014 - April 2015 
• Duties: CG character animation, mocap editing (DreamWorksTV YouTube videos) 

Duncan Studio 
"CG Animator" 
• Dates: January - February 2014 
• Duties: CG character animation (project TBA) 

PETROL Advertising 
"Freelance Character Animator" 
• Dates: December 2013 
• Duties: CG character animation, CG layout (Thief - commercial) 

Duncan Studio 
"Animator" 
• Dates: April - July 2013 
 Duties: CG character animation (The Nut Job - feature film, Despicable Me: "Rock, Paper, Scissors" - commercial) 

Sprite Animation Studios 
"Animator" 
• Dates: November 2012 - March 2013 
• Duties: CG character animation (Pac-Man & the Ghostly Adventures - TV series) 

Duncan Studio 
"2D Rough Inbetweener / Animator" 
• Dates: November 2011 - September 2012 
• Duties: CG character animation (Despicable Me: "Minion Mayhem" - Universal Studios ride, Wreck-It Ralph - commercials), 2D inbetweening (Barney’s "Electric Holiday" - fashion advert) 

Sprite Animation Studios 
"Animator" 
• Dates: June - August 2011 
• Duties: CG character animation (Pac-Man & the Ghostly Adventures - TV series) 

Sony Pictures Imageworks 
"Animator Associate" 

• Dates: January - March 2011 
• Duties: CG rotomation, animation, mocap editing (Green Lantern - feature film) 

WayForward Technologies 
"CG Animator" 
• Dates: September 2010 - January 2011
• Duties: CG character animation (Centipede: Infestation - Nintendo Wii / 3DS, Happy Feet Two: The Video Game - Nintendo DS / 3DS)

Zoic Studios 
"Freelance 3D Generalist" 
• Dates: March - May 2010
• Duties: CG camera layout, character animation, mocap editing (Best Player - TV film)

EDUCATION
AnimationMentor.com 

• Dates: January 2009 - June 2010
• Degree: Certificate for Advanced Studies in Character Animation
 
Savannah College of Art & Design 
• Dates: September 2004 - May 2008
• Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation
• Details: Major in Animation; Minor in Storyboarding; graduated cum laude 

SKILL SETS

• Animation (CG & 2D), Illustration, Character Design, Caricature, CG Layout, & Storyboarding 
• Proficient with Mac & Windows systems; Maya, Photoshop, Sketch, & Premo; experience also with Flash & Illustrator 

REFERENCES, REEL & PORTFOLIO available upon request