Taylor Hardman

253.315.5907
taylor.j.h[email protected]

Experience

THE SKAGIT CASINO RESORT
Graphic Designer, May 2017 - Present

  • Directed and Edited broadcast commercials to SMPTE standards, including cinematography & camerawork, editing, and motion graphics in After Effects & Premiere.
  • Redesigned, implemented, and maintained a new Wordpress-based website for the casino.
  • Worked on a design team to create design collateral for web, print, and video media.
  • Developed experience and troubleshooting in large format printing.  

WARNER BROTHERS ENTERTAINMENT/ CREATION ENTERTAINMENT
Freelance Graphic Designer, December 2016 - May 2017

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

CENTERFORCE
Graphic Designer & Marketing 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 large scale donation campaigns.
  • Developed pathways to utilize social media to connect with and expand the company’s user base and increase donations.
  • Designed and implemented a new Wordpress-based website.

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
Bachelors of Fine Arts in Graphic Design
Special Focuses in Photography, Video Editing, and 3D Modeling.

Dean’s Award for Excellence

LUMINOUS WORKS
Seattle, Washington, 2017
Certificate in Advanced After Effects


Volunteer Experience


GISHWHES
Graphic Designer & 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 $13,000 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, Feb 2017, and Feb 2018 to help build the school.


RANDOM ACTS: ENDURE 4 KINDNESS
Event Organizer & Photographer

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

Skills

  • Well versed in Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, After Effects, Lightroom, etc.
  • Experience in designing for web, iOS UI, Print Media, Screen Printing, and designing within strict branding guidelines.
  • Intermediate HTML: Experienced with Wordpress and Tumblr themes.
  • Video editing and motion graphics experience in multiple environments: Premiere/After Effects, Final Cut, AVID, Resolve, 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.
  • Skilled with Microsoft Office, Google Drive, and alternatives.
  • Experienced in cloud computing and file management.
  • Problem solving in Mac & Windows Environment.
  • Trained in 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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