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. When she is not teaching, Ryan is working on her self-published comic series “Daughters of Atlas” and visual novel "Lythe the Forgetful Witch".