Ryan Martin

Founder at Ensomniac Studios

San Francisco Bay Area

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Ryan Martin's Overview

  • Founder at Ensomniac Studios
  • Technical Director at Industrial Light and Magic

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Ryan Martin's Summary

I never stop working towards building the entertainment company I've been working on my entire life.

Ryan Martin's Experience


Ensomniac Studios

April 2013Present (1 year 6 months) San Francisco Bay Area

Developed a series of mobile games that have amassed millions of players across hundreds of countries around the world.

Developed and published Glint, a fast-paced puzzle game for mobile devices.


Developed and published Flappy 3D, a reimagining of Don .


Technical Director

Industrial Light and Magic

August 2006April 2013 (6 years 9 months)

2013 Pacific Rim (digital artist: Industrial Light & Magic)
2012 The Avengers (effects technical director: ILM)
2011 Super 8 (technical support: ILM)
2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (technical director: ILM)
2011 Rango (technical director: ILM)
2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (assistant technical director: ILM)
2009 Star Trek (technical assistant: ILM)
2008 The Happening (technical assistant: ILM - uncredited)
2008 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (digital artist: ILM)
2008 Speed Racer (technical assistant: ILM)
2008 Iron Man (creative and technical support: ILM)
2008 The Spiderwick Chronicles (technical assistant: ILM)
2007 Rush Hour 3 (technical assistant: ILM)
2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (technical assistant: ILM)
2007 Evan Almighty (production & technical support: ILM)
2007 Transformers (technical assistant: ILM)
2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (technical assistant: ILM)
2006 Eragon (technical assistant: ILM)

Ryan Martin's Publications

  • How to Market Your App to Get 1K Downloads on Launch Day [CASE STUDY]

    • Indie Game Girl
    • March 25, 2014
    Authors: Ryan Martin

    "Knowing how to market your app to get a meaningful amount of downloads is difficult. Especially if you’ve never done app marketing before and don’t have a marketing budget. This is the exact situation Ryan Martin of Ensomniac Studios was in when he and his team launched their first title, Glint, on the App Store. Unlike most indies who won’t break 1,000 downloads in their app’s lifetime, Ensomniac scored over 1,000 on launch day. Below is the app marketing process Ryan and his team followed to beat the odds."

Ryan Martin's Projects

Ryan Martin's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Arts and Culture
      • Education
      • Environment
      • Science and Technology

Ryan Martin's Skills & Expertise

  1. Visual Effects
  2. Mobile Game Development
  3. Mobile Games
  4. 3D Modeling
  5. Interactive cinema
  6. Mobile Technology
  7. Mobile Design
  8. Entertainment
  9. 3D rendering
  10. Unity3D
  11. Interactive Entertainment
  12. 3D graphics
  13. Media & Entertainment
  14. Casual Games
  15. Renderman
  16. Look Development
  17. Nuke
  18. Shake
  19. MEL
  20. Houdini
  21. Digital Compositing
  22. Shading
  23. VFX Supervision
  24. Compositing
  25. Pipeline Development
  26. Particle Effects
  27. Rotoscoping
  28. Texture Painting
  29. Game Development
  30. Game Programming
  31. Early-stage Startups
  32. game
  33. Marketing
  34. Publishing
  35. Mobile Applications
  36. Mobile Advertising
  37. Video Games
  38. Social Games
  39. 3D
  40. Oculus Rift
  41. Virtual Reality
  42. HTML 5
  43. JavaScript
  44. Unity
  45. Maya
  46. 3D Studio Max
  47. 3D visualization
  48. Producing
  49. Entertainment Industry
  50. Interactive Creative Direction

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Ryan Martin's Education

Savannah College of Art and Design

BA, Visual Effects & Motion Picture


Wrote and produced The Great American Musical - a feature length musical satire. https://vimeo.com/83747602

Wrote and directed Uncouth Bray - a short film about knives. https://vimeo.com/83781854

Director of Photography on General Upsetness - a unique Mr. Show style short film. https://vimeo.com/84090606

Activities and Societies: Here is my college demo reel: https://vimeo.com/83782510

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