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Ryan Smith

Freelance Artist, Animator, & More

Location:Branchburg, New Jersey, United States
7 Skills

Cartooning and Animation:
Strong traditional drawing, graphic and animation skills.
Excellent knowledge of:
-perspective & composition
-layouts & design
-character design
-multimedia design
-web design


Raritan Valley Community College Branchburg, NJ
Degree in Game Design -- Spring 2011-December 2013

The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art Dover, New Jersey
-Graduated Film Animation Program – May 2008

-Caldwell College Caldwell, New Jersey
-Bachelor of Fine Arts- Painting – May 2005

-School of Visual Arts New York, New York
-Introduction of MAYA and Intermediate MAYA (6 CEU) -- June 2009

Professional Experience

Freelance Artist, 2008- Present

Creating illustrations, comics, flash animation, character design, and other forms of visual art.

”MAD”, Cartoon Network
Freelance Inbetweening
• Worked under director Mike Wartella as inbetween artist on Flash-animated comedy sketches for upcoming animated show based on MAD Magazine for Cartoon Network

Sterling Brown & Vanessa Tyler
Freelance Flash
• Created one-minute Flash animation for “Newsy Nessa” Storybook character
• Created, produced and animated viral video commercial
• Developed marketing concept based on client’s business objective and target market
• Animated Flash Banners with clicktag variable enabling company to track inquiries

9/07 to 12/07 Haze Studios Parsippany, New Jersey
Character Animator
• Animated Key Poses for character “Derrick” in upcoming 2D fighting game being developed for Nintendo DS

5/07 to 9/07 Licorne Films New York, New York
Character Designer and Animator
• Created Concept Art for animated characters
• Designed and animated characters in Alien Bus Scene
• Designed and animated “Canary” Character

Computer Flash, C++, Photoshop, Toon Boom Studio, Illustrator, Quark Xpress, Word, Excel,
Skills PowerPoint