Ryan Manning

Ryan Manning

Los Angeles, CA, US



I am highly motivated and fun designer with 6 years of professional experience in the architecture/animation/engineering.  In addition, I have worked in several areas of design focusing on reuse, energy reproduction, food production, ambiguity and conceptual poetics.  I use a wide variety of techniques for animation, graphic design, and fabrication.  I'm extremely fast and accurate, primarily due to trial and error.  I own several software packages of my own including ArchiCad, Cinema 4D, Rhinoceros, and Vue Xstream.  I pride myself on being able to work in a various different fields and being able to adapt on the fly.  Also, have worked on several shorts that deal with rigging, lighting/camera, and intensive modeling.  Most projects incorporate stock models, and have accumulated into a large database.  These are latter taken into Final Cut/Premiere with effects coming from AfterFX and Motion.  I have some experience in Combustion, Smoke, and Shake.



Heron-Mazy, Fort Worth, TX, US, Assistant Designer

3D Modeler/Render
Animator (Editing, Rigging, Character Creation)
Scripting (Rhinoscript, Grasshopper, Paracloud, ParaGEM, Massive)
Model Maker
Film Editor
Website Creation/Development

Jan 2008 - current

quirkd33, Brooklyn, NY, US, Designer/Principal

Architectural rendering/drafting/modeling,
Computer Development/Consultant
Website Development/Consultant
3D Animator
Film Production/Editor/Director
Audio Production/Editor/Director
Patent Illustration (Plant/Utility/Design)

Jan 1997 - current

Vardes, Waxahachie, TX, US, Assistant Designer

Construction Documentation
3D Modeler/Render/Animator
Project Management on Site
Website Development/Construction

May 2007 - Jan 2008

Hallem Associates, Fort Worth, TX, US, Draftmans

Construction Documentation
ArchiCAD BIM Development

May 2005 - Aug 2005


Terrafarm: Design and Grow, Brooklyn, NY, US, Ecological Workshop

Ecological design dealing with sustainability, reuse and new interpretation.

Aug 2009 - Sep 2009

The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Design oriented Architecture with a focus on experimental design. Starting from traditional Beaux Arts style teaching, the school of architecture gave me a tour through traditional modernism techniques into contemporary styles involving film, poetics, and multiplicity. At the same time, I studied a deep back ground into literature, philosophy, and history ending in a Humanities Minor.

Jan 2004 - May 2008

Tarrant County College, Fort Worth, TX, US, Liberal Arts

Jan 2000 - May 2004


Porous City 2009, Other

Short Listed with Heron-Mazy


White House Redux 2008, 1st Place

1st Place with Heron-Mazy
White House Redux Book
"Revenge of the Lawn"


AIAS Milwaukee Vinyl Competition 2008, Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention in Design Innovation


Areas of Specialization 


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