Beau Ryan, Designer in Calgary, AB, Canada
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Beau Ryan

Verified Expert  in Design


Calgary, AB, Canada
Toptal Member Since
June 22, 2021

Beau is a motion and graphic designer with 13 years of experience working for major corporate brands and top employer organizations and agencies. He has strong knowledge of animation principles and applies them by collaborating, brainstorming, and communicating with internal stakeholders and project managers on large projects and award-winning campaigns. Beau creates project timelines to ensure timely and cost-efficient project completion by working closely with vendors and contract writers.


Work Experience

Motion Designer

2017 - 2021
Bow Valley College
  • Developed the full motion graphics package to support the 2021 brand revitalization.
  • Developed a comprehensive animation strategy to support future animation projects for the college.
  • Redesigned and managed the 2018 viewbook, including writing and photography direction.
Technologies: 3D Animation, After Effects CC, 2D Animation, Art Direction, Animation, 360 Campaigns, Cinema 4D, Branding

Graphic Designer

2016 - 2017
The Calgary Zoo
  • Led the creative development for the Calgary Zoo’s Land of Lemurs habitat.
  • Consulted on campaign creative direction to support marketing initiatives.
  • Collaborated with the facilities team and consulted them on multiple environmental design initiatives around the park.
Technologies: Environmental Design, Advertising Campaigns, Digital Design

Graphic Designer

2012 - 2016
Travel Alberta
  • Produced and managed the 2016 travel planner in four languages (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and German) which had 120,000 copies in circulation in visitor information centers across the world.
  • Nominated for Travel Alberta’s Crusader Award and Alberta Experience Award, peer-nominated awards for excellence and teamwork.
  • Designed and executed multiple Spot the Jeep campaigns, including vehicle wraps and print advertising.
Technologies: Graphic Design, Environmental Design, Illustration, Digital Design, Video Production, Advertising Campaigns

Graphic Designer

2009 - 2012
TransAlta Corporation
  • Provided the art direction of photoshoots for annual reports and sustainability reports, along with various other projects.
  • Managed large-scale projects such as TransAlta’s Calgary Stampede sponsorship campaign, including building wraps and graphics on the Stampede grounds.
  • Expanded TransAlta’s brand to include social media and online publications.
Technologies: Print Design, Art Direction, Print Production, Advertising Campaigns
2003 - 2007

Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design

Victoria University - Victoria, Australia


Advanced Motion Methods

School of Motion


Motion Beast

Motion Design School


UX Certification

Nielsen Norman Group


After Effects CC, Cinema 4D, Audition CC, Photoshop CC, Premiere Pro CC, Illustrator CC


Graphic Design, Animation, 2D Animation, Motion Design, Motion Logo Design, Print Design, Print Production, Match Moving, Time Management, Print, Visual Design, Branding, Concepting, Storyboarding, Art Direction, Environmental Design, Animated Explainer Videos, Design Systems, Project Management, 360 Campaigns, Ad Campaigns, Advertising Campaigns, Illustration, Digital Design, Motion Tracking, Compositing, Videos, Video Animation, Social Media Design, 3D Modeling, 3D Visualization, 3D Animation, Character Animation, Character Rigging, JSON, Lottie, Video Production, Design, Rigging, Audio Engineering, Motion & Animation Design, Motion Graphics, 3D, 2D to 3D

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