HEAD OF VISUAL DEVELOPMENT, MARVEL STUDIOS
Ryan Meinerding is the Head of Visual Development at Marvel Studios. He has been with Marvel Studios since the early days of Iron Man, helping to design the look and feel of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He studied Industrial Design at the University of Notre Dame and Illustration at the Art Center College of Design. After leaving college Ryan got to meet Jon Favreau through a project he was working on with Iain McCaig and Jon hired Ryan to work on Iron Man as an illustrator and then subsequently Iron Man 2 as a lead character designer. After this time he stayed to work on concept designs for Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger. Marvel Studios was growing and was about to go into production with Avengers so to keep up with the character design work the Visual Development department was created. In the last few years he has had the opportunity to design one of his favorite superheroes for Spider-Man: Homecoming, as well as revisited the Avengers for Infinity War and ventured into the new world of Black Panther. Recently he finished up work on Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man: Far From Home and new Marvel Studios projects.