Ryan Simonar

Freelance Graphic Designer & Animator

Location:Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
2 Skills
Work Experience

Grande Cheese Company
Fond du Lac, WI
07/2011 - Present

Graphic Designer
• Design menus and other marketing materials based on the clients requirements
• Provide unique design elements and insight to help client’s menu stand out
• Manage multiple projects with varrying deadlines and levels of prority
• Used Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop

Backlot Imaging
Milwaukee, WI
08/2010 - 11/2010

Restoration / Visual Effects Artist
• Worked on restoration team “An American Tail: Fievel Goes West
• Removed film dust, dirt, and scratches digitally, while maintaining strict deadlines
• Worked on team to create animated splines for 3D conversion of “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader”
• Used Adobe After Effects and PF Clean

Milwaukee Public Museum
Milwaukee, WI
05/2009 - 03/2010

Animation Intern
• Assisted with getting projects for the Planetarium done
• Modeled, textured, lighting, motion graphics, and composited
• Compiled trailer for Summer Film Festival
• Used Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, and Autdoesk 3DS Max

John Smith Project
Minneapolis, MN
Spring 2006

Production Artist
• Group collaboration through school
• Won 3rd place animation award at Minneapolis Block Head Festival
• Colored and cleaned up animation drawings
• Used Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects

Software Skills

• Autodesk
3DS Max
Sketchbook Pro

• Adobe
Master Collection
• Apple
Final Cut Pro
Garage Band

• Other software
PF Clean
Magpie Pro
Graphics Suite
Pixologic ZBrush
Digidesign Pro Tools
Sony Acid Music
Microsoft Office

Other Work Experience

Ipic Gold Class Entertainment
Milwaukee, WI
03/2009 - 06/2011
Line Cook

Ladder House
Sturgeon Bay, WI
01/2008 - 01/2009
Line Cook

Joe’s Garage
Minneapolis, MN
06/2007 - 12/2007
Line Cook

Al Johnson’s
Sister Bay, WI
10/2001 - 07/2007
Line Cook


The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online September 2010
Bachelor of Science in Media Arts & Animation
•GPA 3.5

The Art Institute International of Minnesota 09/2003-12/2007
Bachelor of Science in Media Arts & Animation
•Dean’s List 2 semester & Honor Roll 4 semester
•3rd place group animation award at Minneapolis Block Head Festival
•GPA 3.5
Skills (2) Rating
Graphic Design