I’m a professional imaginationist. Since 2009, I’ve embraced documentary work, crowd sourcing efforts and found my calling in teaching youth workshops about creative expression. At the center of all my work is a desire to inspire creativity and celebrate that which makes us similar.
I’ve worked in the television and feature film industries. I’ve won a radio Emmy as a producer for the Philadelphia Eagles as well as an Inspiration Grant as an artist. So while I haven’t done everything, I promise you I can do anything.
I moved to Ocean City, NJ in March 2010. The solitude I have found here allows me to focus on mastering my craft and learning more about myself. Learning from my hardworking mother and father, I work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week as an artist. I have learned that success is not guaranteed, but pushing yourself constantly guarantees failure won’t come because of lack of effort. I strive to keep my goals in line with what will benefit everyone on this planet, rather than simply myself. My principles can be summed up in four simple words: Think. Create. Love. Evolve.
For more insight into my life and work check out the social media links on the right. To contact me about working on a project, e-mail me at RySimmons@gmail.com.
“World Cafe 20″ @ WXPN 88.5 XPoNential Music Festival
7/2011 Camden, NJ
-The evolution and extinction of technology juxtaposed with the longevity of World Cafe
“Body as Canvas” @ Gallery ML
4/2011 Philadelphia, PA
-Short doc shot at the North American Body Painting Championship
“D” @ Noyes Museum
12/2010 Hammonton, NJ
-3D art captured in 2D with a Canon 5D
Youth Workshops Experience
“Hi-5 Stop Motion for Kids” @ Atlantic City Free Public Library
7/2010 Atlantic City, NJ
“Embracing Creative Careers” @ Atlantic City Free Public Library
9/2010 Atlantic City, NJ
“Halloween Hi-5″ @ Uptown Complex Elementary School
10/2010 Atlantic City, NJ
“Creative Recycling” @ Cape Educational COMPACT Program
3/2010 Cape May Ct Hse, NJ
“Combating Bullying w/ Creativity” @ Cape Educational COMPACT Program
4/2010 Cape May Ct Hse, NJ
-DeSales University- Television and Film (04-06)
-Temple University- Film and Media Arts (07-09)