Head of Visual Development, Marvel Studios
Ryan Meinerding is the Head of Visual Development at Marvel Studios. He has been with them since the early days of Iron Man, helping to design the look and feel of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Ryan studied industrial design at the University of Notre Dame and illustration at the Art Center College of Design. After leaving college, Ryan met Jon Favreau, and Jon hired him to work on Iron Man as an illustrator, and subsequently Iron Man 2 as a lead character designer. He stayed on at Marvel Studios to work on concept designs for Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger. In the last few years he has had the opportunity to design one of his favorite super-heroes for Spider-Man: Homecoming, as well as the Avengers for Infinity War and also ventured into the world of Black Panther. Currently he is working on new Marvel Studios’ projects, after finishing up work on Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far from Home.