About

I am a graduate of the University of Washington (2010).

I can be contacted at:
email: ryanrosendal (at) gmail.com

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-          I have real, industry-standard production experience as an animation artist from working on computer-animated short films.
-          I am an award-winning filmmaker, for my animated short film, “Debut.”
-          I have a real appreciation and understanding of the film production pipeline and everyone’s role in it.
-          I am looking to work closely with a creative team.

EDUCATION
University of Washington, Seattle, B.A., Interdisciplinary Visual Arts, 2010.

AWARDS
University of Washington, Dean’s List, Certificate of High Scholarship, College of Arts and Sciences, 2007-2008 Academic Year
University of Washington, Dean’s List, College of Arts and Sciences, Fall 2006 – Spring 2008
Washington Filmworks, 2010 Viral Video competition, December 2010

ANIMATION EXPERIENCE
VoiceFlix
                Media Production Artist
I provide various services including animating and editing video and digital files, storyboarding, scriptwriting, graphic design and various office-related tasks.
                April 2014 to present

The Paper Revolt,  Animated short by myself
                Writer, Storyboard Artist, Illustrator, Director and Editor.
                July 2013 to September 2015

Splainers
                Storyboard Artist and Designer for corporate explainer videos
                June 2013 to present

Debut, Animated short by myself
                Writer, Storyboard Artist, Illustrator, Director and Editor
                September 2010 to November 2010
                Winner of the Washington Filmworks 2010 Viral Video competition

Teaching Assistant, Capstone Animation Program, University of Washington
Computer and Science Engineering Department, Seattle, WA.
Teaching Assistant for a class on Character Animation, – graded assignments, assisted students in the animation lab, and prepared students for the program’s upcoming short film, The Nebbish.
January 2010 to April 2010.

The Nebbish, Animated short by the Capstone Animation Program 2010.
University of Washington Computer and Science Engineering Department, Seattle, WA.
Storyboard Artist, Character Designer, Visual Development Artist, Animation Rig Tester.
April 2009 to April 2010.

Threads, Animated short by the Capstone Animation Program 2009.
University of Washington Computer and Science Engineering Department, Seattle, WA.
Character Motion Lead for special sequences in Threads. Character Animator. Supplied additional Storyboards, and Visual Development.
September 2008 to July 2009.

SOFTWARE EXPERIENCE
I have worked extensively with the computer animation software Maya, along with Adobe Creative Suite programs, including Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Flash, and Premiere. I am also well-versed with Microsoft Office Programs, such as Excel and Word and the visual effects program, Houdini. I use Macs frequently as well.

I have also produced artwork using graphite, ink, charcoal, oil-based paint, and clay.

PROFESSIONAL ILLUSTRATOR
Wellaroo
                Freelance artist, currently providing illustrations.
                June 2014 to August 2014

Wiki-Woof Expressions
                Provided dog illustrations for three Christmas cards.
                November 2013 to November 2013

Grey Unicorn
                Cartoonist for an online magazine. Cartoons posted weekly.
                June 2013 to present

Wellaroo
                Freelance artist for icon illustrations.
                April 2013 to April 2013

The River of Life: A Sustainability Parable, edited by Kristiina A. Vogt, Higher Education Press Limited Company and De Gruyter, 2013
                Illustrator
                August 2012 to November 2012

Mama Zhang’s Wonder Rub
                Logo Illustrator for upcoming barbecue dry-rub product.
                July 2012 to September 2012

Sustainability Unpacked: Food, Energy and Water for Resilient Environments and Societies, edited by Kristiina A. Vogt, Earthscan (London), September 2010.
                Illustrator. Met regularly with Kristiina A. Vogt, and provided over 20 illustrations for the book.
                September 2009 to November 2009.

The Daily, Student Newspaper for the University of Washington.
                Staff political cartoonist.
October 2006 to August 2010, twice weekly.

EMPLOYMENT
Suite101 – Online Magazine and Writers’ Network
                Contributing Writer – Film and Book Reviews
                June 2011 to September 2011

The Daily, Student Newspaper for the University of Washington, website (www.dailyuw.com).
                Web Blog Manager
                May 2009 to September 2009.

The Daily, Student Newspaper for the University of Washington, website (www.dailyuw.com).
                Web Blog Writer – politics and political cartooning
                October 2007 to September 2009, weekly

EXHIBITION
Totally Stacked Video Contest
                Capitol Hill Block Party, Seattle, WA
                Debut
                July 13th, 2012

Reel NW
Debut ran on the KCTS program Reel NW, a show dedicated to exhibiting films, documentaries and shorts about the Pacific Northwest
December 26th, 2011            

Debut has run in the following theaters: Northwest Film Forum, Olympia Film Society, Pickford Cinema, SIFF Cinema and The Tacoma Grande Cinema

5th International Festival of Contemporary Animation and Media Art
                Linoluem Festival, Moscow, Russia
                Threads
                October 28th -31st 2010

1 Reel Film Festival
Seattle Music and Arts Festival, Bumbershoot, Seattle, WA
Public debut of Threads.
September 2010

2008 Presidential Campaign Political Cartoons
                Allen Library, University of Washington, Seattle WA
Display of my cartoons from The Daily along with many others from political cartoonists across the country.
September 2008 to December 2008.

LECTURER
The Making of “Debut”
                University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Lecture for Computer Animation Capstone Story Class (CSE 456). Talked about the use of story structure in creating a short film.
July 21st, 2011

Guest Artist Workshop
                Imagine Children’s’ Museum, Everett, WA.
                Helped show children how to create artwork using charcoal. Showcased my own artwork.
                February, 21st, 2011.

Student Media and Student Political Cartooning
                World Affairs Council, Seattle, WA.
Lecture I gave for visiting Middle Eastern cartoonists on the role political cartooning in student media.
                April 11th, 2007.