Ryan Church

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Ryan Church

Ryan Church is a concept artist who designed several ships for Star Citizen.[1][2][3][4]

Works in CIG

Ryan church work include the Constellation[5][6][7][8],the Retaliator[9][10], the Merlin[11], the Idris[12][13][14][15], the Crucible[16][17], the Panther Escort Carrier[18][19][20] and the Aurora[21].

Other roles

Ryan Church got a job at Walt Disney Imagineering right out of college and also did some freelancing on the side for Universal Studios. He then worked at Industrial Light + Magic in the digital features division. Ryan Church was at ILM for 3 years before moving up to Skywalker Ranch as Concept Design Supervisor on Star Wars Episode 2: Attack of the Clones (2002) and stayed on for Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith (2005). He was also a Senior Art Director at ILM where he did a lot of hands-on work during the post-production of Star Wars movies and played a major role in creating the Tripods in Steven Spielberg's War of the Worlds (2005).

In 2005, he relocated back to Southern California to start the next chapter of his career as a freelance concept artist. His client list keeps growing and now includes Paramount Studios, Universal Pictures, Mattel, Sony Pictures, Blue Sky Studios, Bay Films, Lightstorm Entertainment, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Dino de Laurentiis Company, Digital Domain, and Electronic Arts. He has been lending his skills on many bid projects as well as high profile film projects such as Star Trek (2009), Transformers 2 (2009), and James Cameron's Avatar (2009), Transformers 3 (2011), Disney's John Carter (2012), Zero Dark Thirty (2012), Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (2014), Tomorrowland (2014), Star Wars the Force Awakens (2015), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016), The Mandalorian (2019), Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker (2019).[22]

External Links


  1. Star Citizen July 2012 - Present. Ship Designer. Retrieved 2021-28-10
  2. Some of the most in demand sci-fi artists from film and television are doing work for us on Star Citizen, people like Ryan Church. Transmission - Comm-Link. Retrieved 2021-28-10
  3. Star Citizen is utilizing top Hollywood talent like Ryan Church in the hopes of creating a set of truly iconic ships that genuinely “belong” to the players and are also fully functional in the game rather than simply looking good.. Engineering - Comm-Link. Retrieved 2021-28-10
  4. The office will serve as a home-away-from-home for our LA-based conceptual artists, including Jim Martin, Rob McKinnon and Ryan Church. Transmission - Comm-Link. Retrieved 2021-28-10
  5. The Retaliator was concepted by Ryan Church, who designed the Constellation. Transmission - Comm-Link. Retrieved 2021-28-10
  6. The Vault which include, among other things, two dozen of Ryan Church’s Constellation renders. Transmission - Comm-Link. Retrieved 2021-28-10
  7. Ryan Church, the incredibly talented (and famous) artist responsible for the Constellation. Transmission - Comm-Link. Retrieved 2021-28-10
  8. Both Ryan Church and Jim Martin are working away on this and have been for many weeks. I hope to have the first set, which will be Ryan’s RSI Constellation work, be in a state to share by the start of next week.. Transmission - Comm-Link. Retrieved 2021-28-10
  9. The Retaliator was concepted by Ryan Church, who designed the Constellation. Transmission - Comm-Link. Retrieved 2021-28-10
  10. I would like to share two new images that have just come in from concept artist Ryan Church. When the artwork we released last week came in, I asked Ryan to follow up with the cockpit. Transmission - Comm-Link. Retrieved 2021-28-10
  11. the P-52 Merlin — originally concepted as a runabout for the Constellation-class luxury line — has seen a great deal of development. Its original design was created by freelance concept artist Ryan Church, and we included his work on the Merlin in the May 2013 Constellation Work In Progress article. Engineering - Comm-Link. Retrieved 2021-28-10
  12. designer Ryan Church is hard at work on the Aegis Dynamics Idris Corvette. Transmission - Comm-Link. Retrieved 2021-28-10
  13. The team is currently working on bringing the Idris from concept art (by renowned artist Ryan Church) into the CryEngine. Engineering - Comm-Link. Retrieved 2021-28-10
  14. We assigned them the Idris, the scrappy little corvette with a fierce bite already designed by Ryan Church.. Transmission - Comm-Link. Retrieved 2021-28-10
  15. Today we’re proud to reveal the very first images of the Idris, designed by Hollywood artist Ryan Church. Transmission - Comm-Link. Retrieved 2021-28-10
  16. The Crucible, our penultimate Wave Four concept ship, is now available! Designed by the legendary Ryan Church, this repair ship is just the thing for keeping your fleet up and running. Transmission - Comm-Link. Retrieved 2021-28-10
  17. Did you know the Crucible is currently being worked on? Did you know Ryan Church is the concept artist?? Now you do!. Transmission - Comm-Link. Retrieved 2021-28-10
  18. Ryan Church continues to develop the Panther. Transmission - Comm-Link. Retrieved 2021-28-10
  19. Ryan Church is continuing defining the massive Panther class interiors. Transmission - Comm-Link. Retrieved 2021-28-10
  20. Ryan Church is continuing to refine the Panther Escort Carrier. Transmission - Comm-Link. Retrieved 2021-28-10
  21. The Aurora was crafted by Hollywood designer Ryan Church. Transmission - Comm-Link. Retrieved 2021-28-10
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