Ryan Church is a Concept Design Supervisor at Lucasfilm. He has been behind many of the concepts shown on StarWars.com's Art of Revenge, and is known for his vehicle designs, upon which many of the vehicles in the latter two episodes of the prequel trilogy are based.


Church at Skywalker Ranch.

Ryan Church joined Industrial Light & Magic in the digital feature division in 1998. Shortly after the release of The Phantom Menace, he moved onto JAK Films, where he served as a Concept Design Supervisor on Episode II and Episode III, and a Senior Art Director in their post-productions.

In 2013, Church returned to ILM and worked on Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and The Mandalorian.

Original designs[]

Episode II concept art by Church depicting the First Battle of Geonosis.

Ryan Church influenced the design of many of the worlds in Episodes II and III. Although he specializes in futuristic vehicles and spacecraft, his contributions run the spectrum of design, from planets to characters:

Episode III concept art by Church depicting a Venator-class Star Destroyer disgorging fighters over Cato Neimoidia.


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