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I'm Ryan, an independent animator and motion designer crafting animations for clients around the globe, from Wellington, New Zealand.

My days are lived at 12 frames per second, bringing life to illustrations that tell stories, inform and excite. I enjoy breaking complex information down, and presenting it in an engaging way. With a deep agency background, I’ve got that strategic design thinking hardwired in.

I storyboard, illustrate and animate directly with clients and other creative teams in New Zealand, Australia, the US and the UK. Delivering projects both large and small, I can manage your whole production, or slot into a team as a specialist.

My focus is always on the final result, and I use the tools that deliver that result effectively and efficiently, be it traditional frame-by-frame cel animation (Flash/Animate), 2D (After Effects) or 3D (Cinema 4D) workflows, often all three working together.

When I'm not animating, you can probably find me doing Dad stuff with my daughter, riding my bike, snowboarding or smoking out the neighbours with my BBQ.

If you'd like to chat about a prospective project, please get in touch.


Be You Gold, Melbourne Design Awards 2019
Agency: Principals
Client: Beyond Blue Australia

Te Mauri Hiko Gold, Muse Creative Awards 2019
Client: Transpower

Te Papa Gallipoli Digital Experience Gold, Best Awards
Agency: Designworks
Client: Te Papa

NZSO Videos Silver, Best Awards
Agency: The Church/Designworks
Client: NZSO

If you'd like to chat about a prospective project, please get in touch.

Studios and brands I've worked with

Cytek Biosciences USA, NAB Australia, JBWere Australia, Parris Goebel, ANZ, Weta Workshop, Principals Australia & NZ, Watermark Creative, Alt Group, Designworks, Insight, Synlait, Transpower, Mercury Energy, Malaghan Institute, Flick Electric, Powershop, Te Papa, Webstock, Loyalty NZ, NZSO, NZ Sevens, NZME