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Contact ︎

For inquiries regarding freelance work, speaking opportunities, please reach out to me at me@tannerleslie.com

Capabilities ︎
Graphic Design
Logo Design / Custom Logotype
Branding / Visual Identity
Editorial Design / Books / Magazines
Print Collateral Design
Packaging Design
Website Design
Art Direction
Social Media Strategy & Design
Signage / Wayfinding

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More info ︎ Tanner is an interdisciplinary visual designer, specializing in branding, experiential design, and packaging.

He currently holds and Brand Designer role at Attentive. He previously held a Brand Designer position at Wilson Associates and a Junior Designer position at Pulp+Wire. He’s been freelancing since Obama was president.

On the side ︎
Tanner is also a photographer (film & digital), previously a senior staff photographer for NCAA D1 sports teams, and he’s captured a few weddings.

He also loves screenprinting, candle making, and baking.

Member & Positions ︎
2020–Present – AIGA, MemberJuly, 2019  –  Studio Krakow Screenprinting Residency, Kraków, Poland, Participant
June, 2018  –  Umbau ’18 Design Studio, Vienna, Austria, Participant
2018-2019  –  Kappa Pi: Gamma Kappa Chapter, President
February, 2018  –  a2ru Research & Design Conference, Invitee
2018–Present  –  Society for Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD), Member
2018  –  James Madison University, Creative Fellow
2017-2018  –  Kappa Pi: Gamma Kappa Chapter, Vice President

Awards & Honors ︎
2019  –  James Madison University, SADAH, Senior Achievement Award: Graphic Design
2018  –  College of Visual & Performing Arts Research Grant
2018  –  American Advertising Federation, ADDY Gold
2018  –  American Institute for Graphic Arts (AIGA), Flux Winner
2015–2019  –  JMU, SADAH, Dean’s List, President’s List
Education ︎ 2019 – Bachelor’s of Fine Arts, Graphic Design, James Madison University, SADAH (School of Art, Design & Art History)  2015 – Fine Arts Endorsed Diploma, Falmouth High School

Experiences ︎

December 2020–Present – Attentive, Brand Designer
August 2019–Present  –  Umbau, Design Director
2019–2020  – Wilson Associates, Brand Designer
2018-2019  –  The Breeze, Photography EditorSpring
2019 – Spark Collective, Designer (Contract)
Fall 2017  –  Memorial Hall Arts Complex, Equipment Manager
Spring 2017  –  Memorial Hall Arts Complex, Darkroom Lab Tech
2017–2018  –  Artworks Gallery, Gallery Intern
2016–2018  –  Pulp+Wire, Junior DesignerSummer
2016  –  Pulp+Wire, Design Intern
2015–2016  –  The Breeze, Staff Photographer
2015–2019  –  JMU, Athletics Communications, Senior Staff Photographer
2014–Present  –  Freelance Designer

Exhibitions ︎
2019  –  Tytano, "umbau studioKrakow Poster Exhibition", Kraków, Poland
2019  –  Duke Hall, “HUSH: Guerrilla Exhibition”, Harrisonburg, VA
2019  –  ArtWorks Gallery, “DESIGN”, Harrisonburg, VA
2019  –  Endeavor RVA, “Ltd. Print Show”, Richmond, VA
2018  –  ArtWorks Gallery, “NEOS: Kappa Pi Popup Show”, Harrisonburg, VA
2018  –  Arts Council of the Valley: Smith House Galleries, “Rising Juried Show”, Harrisonburg, VA
2018  –  Pale Fire Brewing Taproom, “Kappa Pi Mini Show”, Harrisonburg, VA
2017  –  ArtWorks Gallery, “Word & Image”, Harrisonburg, VA
2017  –  ArtWorks Gallery, “Undergraduate Juried Show”, Harrisonburg, VA
2017  –  ArtWorks Gallery, “Metal Shed Collab: Present”, Harrisonburg, VA
2017  –  Ruby’s Arcade, “Kappa Pi Artist Showcase”, Harrisonburg, VA
2016  –  ArtWorks Gallery, “Ways of Worldmaking”, Harrisonburg
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