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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 improve our lives.

 

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.

AIGA - UWM

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

FIG

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

AeroPay

Currently, I’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.

Dreamdesks

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

 

AWARDS

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

INDUSTRY

User Experience Design
User Interface Design
Visual Communication
Branding & Identity
Creative Direction
Social Media
eCommerce
 

CORE SKILLSET

Mobile Interfaces
Design Systems
Storyboarding
Presentations
Interactions
Empathy
Fintech