Ryan Griffin

Ryan Griffin

Senior Technical Animator / 12 yrs

Albany, NY

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Senior Technical Animator

Skylanders Superchargers (2015)

Senior Technical Animator

Skylanders: SWAP Force (2013)

Animation Support

Golden Axe: Beast Rider (2008)

Senior Technical Animator

Skylanders: Imaginators

Senior Technical Artist

Lord of The Rings Online

Xcom 2

Work History
  • June 2016 - Present

    Firaxis Games

  • November 2011 - June 2016

    Senior Technical Animator

    Vicarious Visions

  • April 2011 - Present

    Instructor

    Rigging Dojo

    Python instructor.
    Character rigging instructor.
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  • November 2008 - December 2011

    Senior Character TD

    Turbine, Inc.

    I provide tools and support for the character rigging and animation pipe lines. Development of modular procedural rigging systems. High end character rigging for new and existing games.
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  • January 2010 - May 2010

    Instructor

    Mt. Ida College

    Animation instructor and rigging thesis mentor.
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  • June 2007 - September 2008

    Character Support

    Secret Level

    Responsible for character rigging, setup of ragdoll dynamics, use of of Havok Behavior, and other character support tasks. I worked on Iron Man and am currently working on Golden Axe Beast Riders.
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  • July 2006 - May 2007

    Lead Artist/ Animator

    EP Industries

    In charge of design, 3D concept modeling, animation, editing,camera operation and direction, web design and maintenance.
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Education
  • iAnimate

    2013 - 2013
  • Academy of Art University

    2001 - 2006
  • Diablo Valley College

    1999 - 2001
  • Pennsylvania State University-Erie Campus

    1994 - 1995