Head of Visual Development and Character Design, What If, Marvel Studios
Ryan Meinerding (Head of Visual Development) joined Marvel Studios in the early days of “Iron Man” and has shaped the look and feel of the Marvel Cinematic Universe from the beginning. Ryan currently oversees Visual Development for all Live Action films and TV series, along with every animated series in development and production. Ryan first moved out to California with the intent of one day working in animation, making his work on the animated series, “What IF…?” a realization of a lifelong dream and pursuit. Ryan studied industrial design at Notre Dame and illustration at Art Center College of Design. Active in the film industry since 2005, his expertise also extends beyond the cinema as he designed the Iron Man armor for the comic book series “Invincible Iron Man”. Among many other projects, Ryan is currently working on the upcoming “Spider-man: No Way Home”, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”, and “What If…? Season 2”.