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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.


Stephanie Battallier

Mike Hayes

Video Portfolio

Work experience

Oct 2008Oct 2008

Freelance Animator

Created and animated 30-second viral video to promote

Jul 2008Jul 2008

Freelance Animator


Animated Flash Banner ads for

Oct 2007May 2008

Character Animator

Haze Studios

Animated character sprites for Nintendo DS game

Jun 2007Aug 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.


Sep 2005May 2008

Three-Year Degree

Sep 2002May 2005

Bachelors in Fine Art

Sep 2000May 2002

Art Portfolio