Today October 26, 2017, Ryan Ribot, a 2005 Penn High School graduate came to visit the robotics lab. He talked about his current job and what he does on a daily basis. Ryan went to the Illinois Institute of Art to pursue a degree in game design. After a while, he decided to transfer over to the San Francisco Art Academy in California. Now he works at Riot Games Company and designs character skins mainly for the League of Legends video game. He has been a character artist for four years, and has worked with many programs such as, Photoshop, Autodesk, and Zbrush. Ryan not only gets to design character skins but also play numerous amounts of video games for his job. He plays both his own game, League of Legends, and others; he tries to understand the players and connect with their mindset of the video game.
In 2005, Ryan Ribot was one of the few inspired seniors who took robotics. Back then, Penn Robotics was just a class for only seniors. There was no before or after internship available. Ryan’s major role on the team was welding and 3D design. That year, Ryan was apart of making an digital animation which they won at a regional contest. Ryan was very impressed by how far Team 135 has come with their accomplishments and team atmosphere. He cannot wait to see Team 135’s season thrive to success.
Written by: Olivia Adam