Ryan Griffin

graphics, motion & sound / design & direction


I make art, lead projects, teach, provide visual concepts/ideas & design graphics. I make things that move, shoot & edit film/video & can animate in 2D or 3D. I provide sound effects, music & soundscapes for use in headphones, commercials & film.

Demonstration of Skills (clips taken from my motion graphics / animation work)

artificial intelligence graphic experiments (2022 - ongoing)

Recent graphic work / projects / experiments (2018 - now)

"Chasing Einstein" - documentary film

art direction & process frames


City Club Apartments

art direction & graphic design (various projects)

(2017 - 2018)


An ongoing motion, graphic & sound project.

(in association with Fauxcorp & DivisionQ


A poster series I am working on for DivisionQ exploring metaphor & anomoly.

(24" x 36", Limited, Archival Print Series) (2017 - Ongoing)

Ash & Oak Interiors

Logo / Branding Exercise. (2017)

Compilation of design work done for Gennaro Schiano.

(Engineer / Producer / Artist / Musician / Friend)


Foundation Channel

logo & cover art (2017)

MK12's School Of Motion Intro Film for the “Kickstarter” course.

sound designer (2017)

MK12's "MAN OF ACTION! II: Ashes Of Vengeance"

sound designer (2017)

Division Q

poster design (2016)

Microsoft CDOC welcome center lobby video wall

concepts / style frames / production sketches / simulations made while working with pixelfire (2016)

Frank Jewelers

logo / branding and metal punch designs for use in their initial project (2016)

Sierra Quitiquit's Film Titled "How Did I Get Here?"

art direction & design work made with Brad Mamo (2016)


sketch produced for the Hololens team (2015)

Synect / Gensler / Honda

lobby experience concepts for Honda's campus (2015)

Synect / Gensler

initial concepts done for Gensler's multi-surface experience (2014)

Synect / The Hive / Gensler Multi-surface experience

concepts & sound design (2014)

Synect media / Microsoft

branding explorations / studies for their retail store (2014)

Synect Media

styleframe / poster made to illustrate the company process (2012)

Synect media / Microsoft

process, studies & video wall concepts / experiences for use in their retail stores (2011- 2015)

Frames from a self-promotional video and branding exercise



font, logo & graphic explorations (2009)

College for Creative Studies / Crain Communications

Sponsored project dealing with the future of publication & media distribution. My class presented UX strategy / design for a private network made up of traditional / transitioning publications with user-focused content delivery.

(Asst. Professor / Advertising Design Department / College for Creative Studies) (2009)


logo variations done for Blind Wink productions (2008)

MK12 / Budweiser

"Draught" & "Perfect Balance"

tactical design / production (2007)

varied projects & sketches

(2000 - 2016)

Ryan Griffin


graphic, motion & sound

design / direction

Capabilities & Education:

Graphic: MFA - Cranbrook Academy of Art (2D Design Department)

Roles: creative / art director, graphic designer, assistant professor, problem solver & artist

Motion: BFA - College for Creative Studies (Digital Animation & Video Department)

Roles: designer, director, editor & artist

Sound: Self-taught with considerable help from my friends & peers

Roles: designer & musician 


Ford Motor Company, Latcha & Associates, Quicken Loans, Rocket Mortgage, Doclifefilms, Fast Effect, MK12, Quanta Magazine, Gensler, Microsoft, Cipher Collective, 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.