Taylor Hardman

253.315.5907
taylor.j.hardman@gmail.com

Experience

THE SKAGIT CASINO RESORT
Graphic Designer, May 2017 - Present

  • Worked on a design team to create design collateral for web, print, and video media.
  • Developed experience and troubleshooting in large format vinyl and backlit printing.  
  • Designed and proposed website redesign to be implemented soon.
  • Production artist for casino entertainment.

WARNER BROTHERS ENTERTAINMENT
Freelance Graphic Designer, January 2017 - Present

  • Developed shirt designs for use in Warner Brothers’ official merchandise.
  • Created designs that felt cohesive with the existing Warner Brothers brand identity.

CENTERFORCE
Marketing and Design Developer, May 2015- December 2016

  • Created graphic and video marketing collateral for use in print and social media for multiple brands.
  • Researched and developed social media marketing strategies to promote the company’s message for campaigns such as our “Just Like You” project.
  • Developed pathways to utilize social media to connect with and expand the company’s user base and increase donations.
  • Developed multiple large projects such as our annual report while working remotely from college.

LIGHT AND GRACE MEDIA
Owner and Photographer/Designer, Fall 2013- Present

  • Featured in an exhibit at the Louvre museum in Paris, the SCOPE Art Show in Miami, and in Entertainment Weekly.
  • Maintained social media presence which increased profit by generating a larger customer base.
  • Utilized customer service skills to deal with models and clients as a self-employed business.

SCREAMING FLEA PRODUCTIONS, INC.
Production Intern, Summer 2014

  • Served as an Assistant Editor for their pilot “Chasing Paradise”.
  • Editor for Behind the Scenes featurette of the family featured in the pilot of “Chasing Paradise”.

PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY CAMPUS SAFETY
Communications Officer, January 2013- May 2016

  • Awarded Employee of the Semester and recognized as a Leader of Distinction by the school for my work ethic.
  • Created a routine and item logging system that eliminated office paper waste.
  • Developed exemplary crisis management skills dealing with high risk situations, such as medical aids, suicide ideations, campus lockdowns, and alarm response.

Education

PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY
Tacoma, Washington, 2012-2016
Bachelors of Fine Arts in Graphic Design
Special Focuses in Photography, Video Editing, and 3D Modeling.

Dean’s Award for Excellence

Coursework: 
Graphic Design (4 Yrs), 3D Digital Modeling (2 Yrs), Digital Photography, Lighting in Photography, Drawing, Color Theory, 3D Design, Digital Arts, and Java Programming.





Volunteer Experience


GISHWHES
Artist & Beta Tester, December 2016 - August 2017

  • Developed art assets for a video game escape room created by GISHWHES and helped to beta test the game before release to the public.


DREAMS 2 ACTS: NICARAGUA
Team Member, March 2015 - Present

  • Fundraised over $8,000 using online P2P crowdfunding and social media skills to help build the Free High School in San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua.
  • Traveled to Nicaragua in Nov 2015 and Feb 2017 to help build the school.


RANDOM ACTS: ENDURE 4 KINDNESS
Act Organizer & Photographer

  • Planned a kayaking endurance trip for Misha Collins and Osric Chau as part of a charity event including route research and emergency preparedness. 
  • Photographed the event.

Skills

  • Well versed in Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, After Effects, etc.
  • Experience in designing for web, iOS UI, Print Media, Screen Printing, and designing within strict branding guidelines.
  • Learning knowledge of HTML: Experienced with Wordpress and Tumblr theme design.
  • Video editing and motion graphics experience in multiple environments: Premiere, Final Cut, AVID, and Vegas.
  • 3D digital modeling: Rendering in Maya/Rhino/ZBrush/Blender. Experience with modeling for 3D printing.
  • Knowledge of Java coding and coding theory.
  • Management of social media: Use of Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, ect. for business.
  • Expert skill with Microsoft Office, Google Drive, and alternatives:
  • Experienced in cloud computing and file management.
  • Problem solving in Mac & Windows Environment.
  • Expert crisis management and stress tolerance skills.
  • Event research, planning, and coordination.
  • Teamwork and conflict resolution communications skills.
  • Rapid skill acquisition as a digital native.

Languages

English (Native, Fluent)
Spanish (Intermediate)

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