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Ryan Wilson
Works at Marshall University
Attended Iowa State University
Lives in Huntington, West Virgina
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I won candy on the #googlebirthday doodle! Score: 111
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Everybody has a birthday this weekend!!
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So many awesome home gadgets (Nest included). Now I just need a home to put them.
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There is so much going on at ISU!
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Bill Nye did some sort of science show/performance at my elementary school.  Or, a very good impersonator. 
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Today I passed my MFA Thesis presentation to committee. Then I passed my PhD preliminary presentation to committee. Then my grad student friends gave me my favorite bottle of scotch. Pretty good day.
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So how long until you can heal me.
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Tim's new songs bring back such great Op Ivy and Rancid memories.
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I laughed so hard I cried!
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hahaha... the song is the best!
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Nicely done coffee chart!
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Education
  • Iowa State University
    MFA - Graphic Design, 2012 - 2014
  • Iowa State University
    PhD - Human Computer Interaction, 2012 - 2015
  • Iowa State University
    MS - Human Computer Interaction, 2010 - 2012
  • Ohio University
    BS - Visual Communication, 1997 - 2001
  • Ohio State University
    General Studies, 1996 - 1997
  • Ontario High School
    General Studies, 1992 - 1996
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Gender
Male
Relationship
Married
Other names
Ryan G Wilson
Work
Occupation
Assistant Professor, Graphic Design / Contract Graphic, Web, & Motion Graphics Designer
Skills
HTML5, CSS, Motion Graphics, User Interface Design, User Experience, Interactive Design, Web Design, Screen Printing, Button Making, Crafts
Employment
  • Marshall University
    Assistant Professor, 2014 - present
    Teach a variety of courses in a classroom size of 16 freshman to senior undergraduate students. Classes include foundations-level video and animation production, Graphic Design II (teaching graphic design principles, typography, layout, design tools, technology, etc.), Web Design (basics of HTML/CSS, designing for user experience, responsive design, etc.), Advanced Digital Media (focused on video production and 2D motion graphics), Designing for Multimedia (focused on creating 3D assets and motion graphics using Cinema 4D and RealFlow), Senior Graphic Design Portfolio (preparation for interview and professional practice), and First Year Seminar (freshman research, writing, and analysis).
  • Self-Employed / Contract Designer
    Professional Graphic Designer, 2000 - present
    Work to meet clients’ design needs on websites, logo designs, business cards, sell sheets, posters, charts, trade show booth design and displays, and Flash animations (for learning, trial presentation and event promotion). Find and manage additional talent when needed (advanced backend coders, 3D animators, additional designers, etc.).
  • Legal Visual Services
    Consulting Graphic Designer/Animator, 2009 - 2015
    Design responsibilities included marketing efforts, such as website design and maintenance, marketing materials and email outreach. Collaborated with attorneys to design creative, educational, interactive demonstratives for use in litigation.
  • Iowa State University
    Graduate College IT Staff, 2012 - 2014
    Created and updated all web pages associated with the Iowa State University Graduate College and its entities. These pages were developed using PHP, HTML5 and CSS. This work also required regular MySQL database management. Additionally, general IT workers performed for the Grad College office when necessary - e.g. computer support, installing new software and hardware, etc.
  • Legal Visual Services
    Art Director, 2006 - 2009
    Managed a staff of designers, videographers, trial techs, production team and freelance talent. Coordinated projects, facilitated meetings and interviewed prospective employees. Design responsibilities included marketing efforts, such as website design and maintenance, marketing materials and email outreach. Collaborated with attorneys to design creative, educational, interactive demonstratives for use in litigation. In 2009, due to the poor economy, the company made some financial decisions resulting in me leaving a full-time position, but being retained as their sole contract designer.
  • CourseAvenue
    Flash Animator, 2010 - 2012
    Produce Flash online educational modules for online distribution.
  • TrainingU 24/7
    Art Director, 2010 - 2010
    Oversaw the design of web-based interactive training modules. Developed both interaction and design concepts, set design standards, tasked and supervised a team of 3D designers and animators, tracked deadlines, quality-checked and touched-up the final project.
  • TrialGraphix
    Art Director, 2005 - 2006
    Designed Flash animations for use as demonstrative evidence in a courtroom setting, from concept to final presentation, designed with user interface/usability in mind.
  • Administrative Resource Options
    Art Director, 2004 - 2005
    Managed a staff of creative talent, including print designers, web designers and copywriters. Established lasting relationships with clients to ensure timely execution of projects. Designed and oversaw creation of design projects, such as logo creation, marketing materials, company website, interactive product demos and trade show displays.
  • Iowa State University
    Instructor ArtGr 276 - Graphic Technology II, 2013 - 2013
    Taught a classroom of 20 undergraduate students how to design using basic web code standards, create linear animations and model and animate three-dimensional objects. The tools this class focused on were: Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Flash, Adobe After Effects and Cinema 4D. Projects included: Design and develop websites by handwriting code using HTML5 standards, CSS and basic jQuery, Create a linear 2D animation, a stop motion animation using image sequences and a 3D animation.
  • Iowa State University
    Instructor ArtGr 275 - Graphic Technology I, 2012 - 2012
    Taught a classroom of 20 undergraduate students how to design using two-dimensional design tools; Adobe Illustrator, Adobe PhotoShop and Adobe InDesign. Projects included: Learning how to use the Pen Tool to create a realistic gradient mesh object, Using PhotoShop to touch up and transform images, Creating a functional design spread layout using CMYK colors and packaging projects for delivery to a print shop.
  • Iowa State University
    Teaching Assistant for HCI 595XE, Human Interaction as it Applies to Design, 2012 - 2012
    Kept in contact with students in tandem with the professor on a biweekly basis. Answered course related questions via phone and email. Created supplemental course instruction videos on how to use design Adobe Illustrator and PhotoShop.
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Huntington, West Virgina
Previously
Ames, Iowa - Chicago, Illinois - Athens, Ohio - Columbus, Ohio - Cleveland, Ohio - Ontario, Ohio