Tanner Ashton Leslie - Interdisciplinary Design

Tanner Ashton Leslie

I am a renegade millennial pursuing a BFA in graphic design at James Madison University, minoring in studio art: photography.

Born and raised in Portland, Maine. 

I've been obsessively observant for as long as I can remember. Not easily satisfied, always hunting for the new, and forever addicted to good black coffee. Design gets you places, makes you think, changes the world sometimes. Good design startles, affects, lasts. A harmony between aesthetic and purpose. 

Weniger, aber besser. Get Slung. 

Inspirations: Paul Rand. Aaron Draplin. Rem Koolhaas. Paula Scher. Massimo Vignelli.

Curriculum Vitae


2018 – Arts Council of the Valley: Smith House Galleries “Rising Juried Show” Harrisonburg, VA

2018 – ArtWorks Gallery “NEOS: Kappa Pi Popup Show” Harrisonburg, VA

2017 – Ruby’s Arcade “Kappa Pi Artist Showcase” Harrisonburg, VA

2017 – ArtWorks Gallery “Metal Shed Collab: Present Harrisonburg, VA

2017 – ArtWorks Gallery “Undergraduate Juried Show” Harrisonburg, VA.

2017 – ArtWorks Gallery “Word & Image” Harrisonburg, VA.

2016 – ArtWorks Gallery “Ways of Worldmaking” Harrisonburg, VA.


2018-2019 – The Breeze, Photography Editor

2017-2018 – Artworks Gallery, Gallery Assistant

2017-Present – Pulp+Wire, Junior Designer

2016 – Pulp+Wire, Design Intern

2015-Present – James Madison University Athletics Communications, Senior Staff Photographer

Extra Curricular

2018-2019 – Kappa Pi: Gamma Kappa Chapter, President

2017-2018 – Kappa Pi: Gamma Kappa Chapter, Vice President

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