“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.” - Robert A. Heinlein

Fundamentals

Game Design & Development

Starting as a hobbyist and leading to co founding the first independent studio in NJ. Game Design has been at the heart of most of my design and UX work.

WordPress

WordPress has enabled users to take back control and update and change in an ever changing world. I have been using WordPress for for more than eight years and consider it one of the best tools out there.

Traditional Design

My background in art and design from traditional instruction has allowed my skill as a graphic designer and technological artist to grow rapidly and organically.

Leadership

Having grown up in retail and being able to learn from my own and others mistakes has allowed me to grow and flourish as a leader. Adapting to others and being observant is a fundamental truth in leading others.
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Change Allows Growth

Ryan Morrison is a co-founder of, and the business visionary behind, Island Officials that has grown from a ‘basement project’ into a fully operational game development, web development and app studio. Morrison has led the management and creative teams at Island Officials in the development of dozens of games, websites and applications.

Alongside Island Officials, Morrison is the lead instructor of the Game Design & Development AAS program at Camden County College. Previously Morrison was a software engineer at The SI Organization, Inc. (formally part of Lockheed Martin), and from 1993 through 2008 Morrison’s involvement in the game industry was focused on multi-unit, specialty and big-box retail business development. During this time Morrison worked with companies such as Blockbuster Video, Funcoland, Gamestop, Toys R Us and GameCrazy.

Morrison is an active member of the Philadelphia Chapter of the IGDA (International Game Developer’s Association) and is also the founder/advisor for Camden County College’s Game Design Guild, sits on the board of the Woodbury Heights Community Center and is a current member of the Greater Woodbury Chamber of Commerce. His BS is in Multimedia Design from Wilmington University, Graphic Design and Art. He is currently taking Masters class in educational technology.

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