Ryan E. Grady is an Illustrator and Concept Artist based in Raleigh, NC. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art at Appalachian State University and her Master of Art + Design from NC State University. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Simulation and Game Development at Wake Technical Community College, teaching primarily art courses. During her time teaching at Wake Tech, she has completed two externships with local companies; a 3D Modeling externship with Lucid Dream VR and a Photogrammetry Externship with RTI International. She also was co-PI for WTCC’s National Science Foundation project “Developing Certificates in Technical Art & Photogrammetry and Technical Animation”. When she is not teaching, Ryan is working on her self-published comic series “Daughters of Atlas”, which as of now has two issues in circulation.