I'm Ryan Hawthorne, Los Angeles based digital artist specializing in 3D design, AV Installations and Visual FX. Self taught, I began my career from the ground up in 2014 moving to New York where I found work at VFX studios The Mill & Artjail. There I payed my dues, gaining experience while working on multiple campaigns for clients including Nike, Ford, IBM & more. In 2017 my personal work caught the attention of the Los Angeles production company Tool, which gave me the opportunity to work on large scale installations for HP at Coachella, Amazon at Comic Con, Intel at CES and more before making the jump to freelance in 2020. In my recent freelance career I've lead design on projects for Facebook, Cyberpunk 2077 and HPE while founding my own design company Ry.
A core focus of my portfolio is to strike a balance between art & commerce mixing between high profile branded projects & personal series exploring surreal futuristic scenes. My work on Makersplace showcases the latter, offering some of my favorite works for sale on the blockchain.