E-Mail:  ryangrif@gmail.com

Web:  www.griffinanimation.com

I love to push the limits of what is possible in the world of character rigging.  Keen attention to the needs of the animators, and artistic eye, and a mind for problem solving have allowed me to become an innovator in my field.



Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA       08/2000-12/2005        



Relevant Experience

        Senior Technical Animator

        Firaxis Games, Sparks, MD                                                            06/2016-Present

Senior Technical Animator                                                          11/2011-2016

Vicarious Visions, Menands, NY                                                        

Instructor                                                                                    11/2010 - present

Rigging Dojo



Senior Technical Artist                                                          11/2008-11/2011

Turbine Entertainment, Westwood, MA                                                        

Technical Artist                                                          06/2007-09/2009

Secret Level ( a SEGA Studio), San Francisco, CA                                                        

Lead Artist and Animator                               06/2006-06/2007

E.P. Industries, El Segundo, CA                                

Applicable Skills

Program Knowledge

  • Maya
  • 3D Studio Max
  • Havok Behavior
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • ZBrush
  • Maya API, PyMel, Python
  • Unreal, Unity, Proprietary Engines
  • Adobe After Effects & Photoshop
  • Mac and PC & Linux literate
  • Version control and asset management tools

Ghostly Bear Games is embarking on a journey to break new ground in many ways; starting with a small studio focused on the players, and a work environment focused on collaborating remotely.  It is my opinion that Ghostly Bear is at the tip of the new development paridigm.