Tanner Leslie
A graphic designer living & working in New York City.

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For professional inquiries regarding freelance work, speaking opportunities, etc

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 graphic designer, specializing in branding, experiential design, and packaging. He also has passions in print design and editorial art direction. 

He currently holds a Brand Designer position at Wilson Associates. He previously worked at Pulp+Wire as a junior designer.

On the side ︎
Tanner is also a photographer (film & digital) in his spare time, previously a senior staff photographer for NCAA D1 sports teams, and working as a freelance portrait and product photographer.  He also loves screenprinting, 

Member & Positions ︎
August 2019–Present  –  Design Director, Umbau
July, 2019  –  Studio Krakow Screenprinting Residency, Krakow, 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, School of Art, Design & Art History
2015 – Fine Arts Endorsed Diploma, Falmouth High School

Experiences ︎ 2019–Present  – Wilson Associates, Brand Designer
2018-2019  –  The Breeze, Photography Editor
Spring 2019 – Spark Collective Non-profit Student Design Agency, Designer
Fall 2017  –  Memorial Hall Arts Complex, Equipment Manager
Spring 2017  –  Memorial Hall Arts Complex, Darkroom Lab Technician
2017–2018  –  Artworks Gallery, Gallery Intern
2016–2018  –  Pulp+Wire, Junior Designer
2016  –  Pulp+Wire, Design Intern
2015–2016  –  The Breeze, Staff Photographer
2015–2019  –  James Madison University Athletics Communications, Senior Staff Photographer
2014–Present  –  Freelance graphic designer

Exhibitions ︎
2019  –  Tytano, "umbau studioKrakow Poster Exhibition", Krakow, 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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