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.
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
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