Corel Painter Master - Joyce Ryan

Name: Joyce Ryan
Occupation/Profession: Artist, animator and educator
Employer: Atlanta Art Institute
Location: San Diego, CA


Joyce Ryan began her career as an exhibits designer for the St. Louis Museum of Science and Natural History while earning her Master's degree in Graphic Design from Washington University. Upon completing her degree, she and her husband, John, set up their own visual effects company.

Joyce went on to Time Arts, Inc. as Director of Creative Services to assist in the development of high-end ink and paint software with an emphasis on animation applications. While living in St. Louis, she started teaching the first computer graphics courses in the School of Fine Arts at Washington University.

Joyce now shares her expertise and passion for animation with students at the Atlanta Art Institute, where she is an instructor and former Chair of the Media Arts and Animation Department.

Says Joyce Ryan:
A "write-on" creates the illusion of a word or image magically drawing itself across the screen. The following title sequence was designed to pitch a concept for a new radio show that would ostensibly be competing with drive-time talk radio. The radio stations offer an alternative to the incessant chatter of talk radio by providing long, uninterrupted blocks of music interspersed with upbeat or funny stories. The stations are typically broadcasting in areas with heavy traffic and long commutes. The broadcast format is aimed at commuters suffering through the stress of traffic, so the stations want to communicate an image that will attract their target demographic group—25- to 38-year-olds whose tastes have been formed by popular culture. The humorous animation style was designed with that audience in mind. The storyboards were sketched, scanned in and then painted with Watercolor and Colored Pencil variants.