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Ryan Sanchez is an artist, illustrator, and educator. He has been illustrating and making art professionally since 2000. He has been a college professor since 2010. He received his undergraduate degrees from the University of Southern California with a BA in Fine Arts, and from Art Center College of Design with a BFA in Illustration. He received his MFA in Illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design.


He was raised as a latch key kid in the suburbs of Los Angeles, California. To keep himself entertained as a child, he drew on sidewalks, streets, walls, shoes, clothing, textbooks, and anything else he could get his hands on.

Luckily, he did not grow out of his passion for the art. His illustrations have been widely used in the editorial, advertising, and publishing world and have been recognized by Communication Arts, 3 X 3 Magazine, American Illustration, and the Society of Illustrators. His paintings have been shown in galleries in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle, Portland, London, Canada, and Switzerland.

Currently, Ryan lives in somewhere in the US with his lovely wife, Heidi, and their beautiful daughter Paloma. He is a professor of illustration by day and superhero by night. A better part of his day is spent Photoshopping, painting, picking, poking, posturing, pointing, prognosticating, panicking, pinching, plotting, and more recently pandemicking.

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