Ryan Griffin • Graphic, Motion & Sound • Design / Direction
MFA - Cranbrook Academy of Art
(2D Design Department)
Creative Director, Art Director, Graphic Designer, Assistant Professor, Problem Solver & Artist
logo design, preproduction for animation, pitch work, ideas, history, branding, teaching, metaphor & perspective, analog / digital thought process, unique approach to complex problems
I know the design process for projects big & small. My graphic understanding, critical process & working methods have significant influence on my other areas of interest in different ways.
Each day I build off the previous & this process leads me to tomorrow. It is constantly active.
BFA - College for Creative Studies
(Digital Animation & Video Department)
Designer, Director & Editor
visual narratives, kinetic typography, art direction, special effects, compositing, particle systems, large-scale video wall content , pre-visualizations, motion studies & media aptitude
I make things that move. I shoot & edit film & video & can animate in 2D or 3D.
Self-taught with considerable help from my friends & peers.
Designer & Musician
music, scoring, synthesis, sampling, FX & history
I design sound, provide sound effects & soundscapes for use in commercials & film. I have made music under different aliases and focuses for myself, record labels & commercial clients.
Demonstration Reel - Current highlights taken from from my digital video, animation & motion graphics work (2018)
Selections taken from a poster series I am working on for DivisionQ.media exploring metaphor & anomoly
(24" x 36", Limited, Archival Print Series) (2017 - Ongoing)
Compilation of design work done for Gennaro Schiano (Engineer / Producer / Artist / Musician)
Logo & cover art done for Foundation Channel (2017)
MK12's School Of Motion Intro Film for the “Kickstarter” course - Sound Designer (2017)
Art direction & design work made for Sierra Quitiquit's Film Titled "How Did I Get Here?" with Brad Mamo (2016)
Graphic, Motion & Sound
Design / Direction
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Master of Fine Arts (2007) (2D Design Department)
College for Creative Studies, Bachelor of Fine Arts (2000) (Digital Animation & Video Department)
Graphic: Creative Director, Art Director, Graphic Designer & Assistant Professor
Motion: Designer, Animator, Art Director, Editor & Director
Sound: Sound Designer & Musician
Cipher Collective, MK12, Quanta Magazine, Gensler, Microsoft, Sierra Quitiquit, JEH Productions, Synect Media, Commonwealth/McCann, Commonground, Primaloft, Pixelfire, The Dallas Symphony Orchestra, The Mill, Brunner Advertising, The Ebeling Group, Digitas, Helios Interactive, College for Creative Studies, Prologue Films, Blind Wink productions, Gilbert Silverman, Organic, Chrysler Corporation, Jeep, Dodge, Vectorform, Clear Magazine, +8 records / m_nus, Octane Design, IMX Cosmetics, Hemmingway +a/studios, John Deer, DMCVB (Visit Detroit Magazine), Lawrence Tech University, Hamilton Anderson Architects, Logicos, Jeep Chairs, Planet-E records, General Motors, BF Goodrich, Jaguar, Mazda & Ford Motor Company