Tanner Ashton Leslie - Interdisciplinary Design

Hi, my name is Tanner Leslie

I am a renegade millennial studying graphic design and studio art James Madison University, graduating May 2019.

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. I believe good design is a harmony between aesthetic and purpose – whether that be to arrest the viewer or to be invisible. 

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

2015-Present – Freelance Graphic Designer

Extra Curricular

December 2018 – JMU CVPA Research Grant Award Winner

June 2018 – Umbau Studio - Vienna, Austria

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

February 2018 – a2ru Conference Invitee

2018 – JMU Creative Fellow

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

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