MULTIMEDIA ARTIST | ANIMATOR | INTERACTIVE DESIGNER
Often mistaken for the washing machine parts company with the same name, Marc-O-Matic is the moniker of Marco Patrick Ryan,
a Multidisciplinary Artist, Animator and Interactive Designer based in Melbourne, Australia.
As both a Commercial and Exhibiting Artist, Marco has worked with various clients and organisations to create uniquely engaging visual content whilst his illustrative and new media works have been featured around some of Melbourne's iconic creative spaces including ACMI, Melbourne Pavillion, Grand Hyatt and Melbourne Convention Centre.
Stemming from knowledge in Traditional Art, Illustration and Design combined with embracing new and emerging forms of media, Marco's affinity for storytelling continues to explore creative expression outside of conventional means, communicating more recent works through Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality platforms.
As a Multidisciplinary creative, Marco encourages others Artists to be inquisitive, experiment and diversify across multiple disciplines.
Marco's favourite colour is fluorescent beige.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
RMIT University, Melbourne
BA in Animation and Interactive Media
Graduated with Distinction
Lavalla Catholic College
Creative Direction | Development
Fine Art/Illustration | Graphic Design | Conceptual Development
Character Design Storyboarding | Styleboarding
Film | Post Production
After Effects | Final Cut Pro | Audition
2D/3D Character Animation | Motion Graphics
Flash | TVPaint | After Effects | Autodesk Maya |
Mudbox | Illustrator | Photoshop |
Video Game | Interactive Design | VR | AR
Unreal Engine | Unity | Oculus/Gear VR SDK | Vuforia SDK
2009 to Present - Marc-O-Matic
Independent Multimedia Artist
2013 to Present - Curated Content
Multimedia Designer | Animator
Qantas, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, Perth Roads, EEA, AGL, Zinfra, ANZ, Impressed Juices, SEEK, Gumtree,
Perth Main Roads, CarePlus, DET Victoria, ABS,
Australian Children's Television Association, Monash University, JLL, Campus Living Villages, Datalabs, Investa, Harvest, Esanda.
2009 to Present - Aspin GroupMultimedia ArtistTesltra, Origin Energy, RDNS, Online Courses Australia, DET, HVAC, Green Skills, DET
2016 GDC Scholarships
Study and All Access Grant awarded to attend the International Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.
2016 Film Victoria GDC Grant
Awarded International travel grant to attend GDC
2014 PAX (Penny Arcade Expo) Offical Selection
Official selection to showcase very first Indie Game
with co-partner, Andrew Jacobs. Representing Australia’s Independant Game Industry to an International Audience.
2011 MIA Melbourne International Animation Festival'Best of the Australian Showcase'
Official selection of Animated short and highlight of the show, 'Clockwork Gentleman.'
2009 RMIT's Golden Key Society
Melbourne International Animation Festival 2011Selection to become part of RMIT’s Golden Keysociety, representing the top 15% of students with High Academic Achievements.
2009 RMIT Undergraduate Scholarship
Awarded 3 year study and financial grant to attend and complete selected bachelor at RMIT University, Melbourne
2007 Latrobe Valley Brooke Krekelburg Award
Awarded ‘Most Independant Artist’ of Latrobe Valley, Victoria
2017 Midsumma Queer Art Prize - Finalist
Finalist in Melbourne's Queer Prize
2017 Midsumma Festival - Queertech.io
Often mistaken for the washing machine parts company with the same name, Marc-O-Matic is the moniker of Marco P. Taco Ryan,A Multidisciplinary Artist & Animator based in Melbourne, Australia.
2016 Colour Space Gallery
mistaken for the washing machine parts company with the same name, Marc-O-Matic is the moniker of Marco P. Taco Ryan,A Multidisciplinary Artist & Animator based in Melbourne, Australia.
2016 ACMI Virtual Reality Festival
Independent VR short 'Before the Junk Age' was featured at ACMI's cinema space as part of a body of VR works accessbile to the public
2015 ‘We Wear Future’
VAMFF - Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival
Brunswick Street Gallery
2015 RAW: Natural Born Artists
Melbourne Pavillion - Melbourne Artists Showcase
2015 ‘Somewhere Between Walking and Sleeping’
Midsumma Festival - Offical Artist Selection
Dark Horse Gallery
2015 ‘Animal Impressions’ Animals Australia
Grand Hyatt Melbourne - Charity Auction
for Sea Shephard
2015 ‘Imagery for Change’
Food Court Gallery, Docklands - Charity Auction
for 2gether Dogs foundation
2014 PAX - (Penny Arcade Expo)
Melbourne Exhibition Centre - International Games
2014 Gippsland Artists Exhibition
Mirboo North Gallery - ‘Hanger’s Choice Award’
2013/12 Drawing Exhibition
‘Brunswick Street Gallery
2011 Melbourne International Animation Festival
ACMI - ‘Official Selection'