I’m Tanner. I’m a graphic designer with focuses in motion design, branding, typography and publication. I was born on June 3, 1995 to a factory working mom in Irvine, Ky. Her working in a factory led me to appreciate the detail and human element that goes into making the most everyday products, an appreciation I hope showcases itself both in my design work as well as my consumption of design.

In my design, I focus heavily on concept. I think that’s something that can be seen even in my earliest student work as a designer, even if I didn’t have the means or skill to execute my idea fully. I credit both of my parents in fostering a questioning, attention-to-detail mindset from a very early age. Even before I knew what graphic design was, I would question the reasoning behind everything. From movie plot-holes to weird non sequiturs on the evening news, my over-observance has even been heralded as annoying by my mom. “Why won’t you let anything go?” she’d say. She still says it. I’ve always picked up on the smallest of details, which I think helps my design work immensely.

Graphic design is my first passion, one found (unbeknownst to me) around 11 or 12, and discovered properly around 16. When I’m not designing or reading a design book, you can find me watching movies, cheering on the Cincinnati Bengals, playing video games, delving into some long-form journalism, finding new music or indulging in my guilty pleasure of professional wrestling. Yes, the men in their underwear fighting. It’s athletic Shakespeare. I’m sure I’ll get into that at some point.

Feel free to get in touch. You can use the contact form or get my attention on any of my social media @tannerbchaney. I’m an open book and love talking about pretty much anything, so don’t be afraid to reach out.