Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith



Autodesk Maya

Finished Introductory and Intermediate courses at the School of Visual Arts in New York.  Familiar with basic polygonal modeling, texturing, rigging and animation.

Adobe Illustrator

Ability to use Illustrator to create smooth vector art.

Toon Boom Studio

Ability to use Toon Boom to create traditional style animation through digital technology.  Completed student film, "Gunk!" (see sidebar) in Toon Boom.

Adobe Flash

Proficient use in Flash to create web animation and banner ads.

Adobe Photoshop

Many years of personal experience using Photoshop with Wacom Tablet to create digital drawings, coloring, comics, and paintings; see portfolio examples below.


Animation, Anime, Cartoons, Computers, Drawing, Film, Martial Arts, Movies, Reading, Science, Sketching, Technology, Video Games, Writing

Ryan J. Smith is...

Versatile Illustrator/Traditional Animator with strong drawing skills, a BFA in painting and Animation Degree from the Joe Kubert School. Self-motivated individual who can take the initiative in developing and presenting ideas. Possess ability to quickly brainstorm and to draw on the spot.

Work experience

Work experience
Oct 2008 - Oct 2008

Freelance Animator


Created and animated 30-second viral video to promote HubSpot.com.

Jul 2008 - Jul 2008

Freelance Animator


Animated Flash Banner ads for Goozex.com.

Oct 2007 - May 2008

Character Animator

Haze Studios

Animated character sprites for Nintendo DS game

Jun 2007 - Aug 2007

Animator; Character Designer

Licorne Films

Designed and animated characters for independent short film, "Trip to the Planetarium", which combines live action with traditional 2D animation.



Art Portfolio