I'm Tanner Van Dera - A designer, entrepreneur, and visionary currently based out of Chicago, IL. I strive to create beautiful digital experiences which elevate brands, engage audiences, and simplify the web.


Professional ExperiencE

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Worked as a Graphic Artist for UWM's University Housing, where I helped develop and push Housing branding to its core.


Joined executive board as Treasurer, where I worked with the organizations funding, banking, and financial planning for design-based events.


Cofounder of FIG: a startup that strived to create dynamic health insurance, through more intuitive lifestyle and nutrition engagement.


Currently, Iā€™m a lead designer at AeroPay: a digital-payment software company specifically designed for small businesses.


Stone Creek Coffee Roasters

Worked on SCC's Products & Implementation Team, designing Stone Creek Coffee brand-centric merchandise and marketing material. 

Northwestern Mutual

Worked within NM's Digital Products Design Team, designing elegant and intuitive digital experiences which reach and influence millions.


Founder of Dreamdesks: a workspace inspiration brand with a following of over 30,000 people; currently transforming into a tech-based product line.



šŸ† Design & Visual Communication Scholarship 2018
šŸ† Fusion Hackathon Fan Favorite 2018
šŸ† Design Entrepreneur Showcase Honorable Mention 2018


UI / UX Design
Visual Communication
Branding & Identity
Creative Direction
Social Media