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Hello! My name is Ryan Ruiz and I'm a Character Technical Director. I love creating sim setups for cloth and hair simulations for Feature Animation and VFX. Currently, I am in Los Angeles working at Walt Disney Animation Studios.​ My interests/hobbies include fashion, scuba diving, and analog photography.

Previous companies I have worked for include: ILM,  Blue Sky Studios, Framestore, MPC, and Mr. X.  I graduated with a MFA in Visual Effects from Savannah College of Art and Design and a BFA in Animation from DePaul University. Since graduating, I've been working as an artist and lead in multiple software including: Maya, Houdini, Marvelous Designer, and proprietary applications.