In loving memory of Ken Southworth (1918-2007)



Born July 4, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan. Attended Special Ability Art classes at The Detroit Institute of Arts, graduated from Cass Technical High School with a Commercial Art degree. B.A. degree in Broadcast and Film Production, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, and Post Bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California, Department of Cinema/Television.

A self-taught filmmaker, experimented with animated cartoons from 1963 to 1973, began career at The Jam Handy Organization in Detroit. Received the first Student Oscar 1973 for cartoon short, Goldnavel.

Naval Photographer and Film Editor for The Pacific Fleet Combat Camera Group. Producer for Navy Broadcasting, Washington D.C. Cine Golden Eagle Award for documentary production, West Africa: A CNO Special. Gold Screen Award for animated television spots; Pride and Professionalism and Shore Patrol.

Writer/Director of corporate video programs for General Dynamics Land Systems. Assistant Animator on Tom and Jerry for Film Roman, Bebe's Kids and Itsy-Bitsy Spider for Hyperion, Post Pebbles, Sugar Bear, and Polly Pockets commercials for Playhouse Pictures. Director, Sales Videos for Amway and Upjohn -- winner of Silver Addie Award for best Product Presentation Video.

Storyboard Artist for Madeline, Hurricanes, Ultra Force for DIC, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Sinbad The Sailor for Fred Wolf Films and All Dogs Go To Heaven for MGM. Animation director on CatDog for Oh, Yeah! Cartoons and Animation Timing Director on Dora The Explorer - Season 1 for Nickelodeon.

In 1997, formed a partnership with veteran animator, Ken Southworth, to produce the Ken Southworth Animation Instruction Series, winner of the Gold, Silver and Bronze awards in the Worldfest-Houston and Creative Excellence Award in the U.S. International Film and Video Festival.

Ray is President and CEO of Inkwell Images.