Searching for the end of an eLearning rainbow
Rian’s professional career started after graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2010 with a BFA. While attending university, she majored in Kinetic Imaging (video, animation, and sound design) and minored in Painting and Printmaking. Rian has since expanded her resume to include video production, motion graphics, graphic design, teaching, illustration, and social media marketing.
After traveling to seventeen countries for a year with her husband and 4-year old son in 2017, Rian returned to Richmond, VA invigorated with a new mission to follow her passions and create her own “American Dream.” Rian co-owns and does art direction for HearRVA, a music platform encouraging fans to love the music coming from their own city and help make it global. She also has used her artwork for activism and co-created Richmond Now!, a free coloring activity book series that highlights Richmond’s community groups that are continuously doing the hard work to help the area's minority populations succeed. At GAAP Dynamics, you'll find Rian pouring those creative juices into each eLearning she creates. It is important to Rian that she shares her talents in areas that provide a real service for participants and that creativity and play remain in the forefront.
Outside of the office, Rian is a visual artist working with many mediums including watercolor, pen, collage, and digital illustration. She enjoys sipping tea, changing up cooking recipes, letting her garden grow wild, getting lost around the globe, changing her identity with costumes, couch cuddles with the family, and people watching.