Hello! My name is Ryan Ruiz and I'm a Senior Character FX Artist. I love creating sim setups for cloth and hair simulations for Feature Animation and VFX. Currently, I am in Los Angeles working at DreamWorks Animation. My interests/hobbies include fashion, scuba diving, and analog photography.
Previous companies I have worked for include: Walt Disney Animation Studios, 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.