Mike Ryan attended the University of Central Florida as an experimental animation major. He specializes in both traditional and digital forms of animation, intermixing both mediums and remaining open to exploration and innovation. Ryan's subjects observe the role of society's underdog, the human condition, and the little things we tend to take for granted in life. Ryan strives for excellence in his creative work which has been awarded twice at U.C.F. with the J.R. Hopes Scholarship for Animation and the Sony Scholarship.