Ryan Griffin  

graphics, motion & sound

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 Reel - Current highlights taken from from my digital video, animation & motion graphics work.

"Chasing Einstein" - documentary film

art direction & process frames


City Club Apartments

Art Direction & Graphic Design (various projects)

(2017 - 2018)


Ongoing motion, graphic & sound project.

(in association with Fauxcorp & DivisionQ


Selections taken from a poster series I am working on for DivisionQ exploring metaphor & anomoly

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

Logo / Branding Exercise done for Ash & Oak Interiors (2017)

Compilation of design work done for Gennaro Schiano (Engineer / Producer / Artist / Musician)


Logo & cover art done for Foundation Channel (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 - sketches / styleframes / explorations / posters (2016)

Microsoft CDOC welcome center lobby video wall - concepts / styleframes / production sketches / simulations working with pixelfire (2016)

Frank jewelers - logo / branding and metal punch designs for use in their initial project & launch (2016)

Art direction & design work made for Sierra Quitiquit's Film Titled "How Did I Get Here?" with Brad Mamo (2016)

Microsoft - 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 to illustrate 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 (2010)

Salvadoria - 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)

Prologue - logo variations done for Blind Wink productions (2008)

MK12 / Budweiser  "Draught" & "Perfect Balance"- tactical design / production (2007)

Archive - 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 


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 & Ford Motor Company