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Full name

Jhenne Tyler "JT" Beauford

Title

Illustrator

Location

Bay Area, California

Biography

Born in Maryland but raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Jhenne Tyler spends her time immersed in all things creative; art and literature being her favorite. At twenty-six, J.T. already has a host of titles under her belt; freelance artist, blogger, and recent UC Berkeley Media Studies Grad among them.

When it comes to art, she considers visual diversity a chief priority, and is big on advocating positive and varied representation within the media; both within her own work and media at large.

She loves to marry that passion, drive, and creativity with the fun of freelance, and brings her own brand of versatility and vivaciousness to any project she works on.

Education

BS in Media Studies

University of California Berkeley

Berkeley, CA ·

Art

Self Taught

· – Present

Character Design for Video Games

CalArts

Online ·

Character Design for Video Games by California Institute of the Arts on Coursera. Certificate earned on July 21, 2016

Experience

Designer and Revisionist

Miss Design Berry Inc.

Online – Remote · September 2016 – March 2017

As a contract designer, I created a range of designs, from custom portraits and snapchat filters to wedding guest books and invitation suites. Revision work centered around clear daily communication with clients and the design team to ensure the perfect interpretation of feedback, portraits, and themes.

Illustrator

Marshall Cavendish

Online · October 2008 – February 2009

After winning the illustration contest hosted on New Moon Girls.com, I was commissioned to create ten illustrations for author Cheryl Dellasega’s teen novel "Bloggrls; Sistrsic92.

Features Editor & Staff Artist

Lip Gloss Teen Magazine

Online · February 2008 – October 2011

Contributed illustrations for Lip Gloss Magazine and the publication’s website, and planned the features section of the magazine. Latter responsibilities included generating article ideas, copyediting, and supervising both staff and freelance writers, as well as artists, in order to meet deadlines and provide engaging content.

Volunteer Illustrator [Non-Profit]

Teen Voices Magazine

Work-from-Home · April 2007 – November 2009

Contributed themed illustrations on both the TeenVoices.com website and the bi-annual magazine.

Freelance Artist

Digital Artist, Character Designer, & Illustrator

Online · – Present

Specialties

Illustration, Character Design, Creative Direction

Exhibitions
2017 San Diego Comic Con GDG Booth Merch Exhibition (Convention Booth), SDCC, San Diego, CA
Exhibited and sold merchandise, prints, and other wares during San Diego Comic Con.
2017 Chuck Jones Center for Creativity Seventh Annual Red Dot Auction (Gallery & Auction), Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, Costa Mesa, CA
Created a 12” square canvas homage to Judy Garland’s character Mewsette, from 1962 animated cult classic Gay Purr-ee, for presentation and auction.
2016 New York Comic Con GDG Booth Merch Exhibition (Convention Booth), NYCC, New York, NY
Exhibited and sold merchandise, prints, and other wares during New York Comic Con.
2015 Cruisin' Night – Federal Bar Pin Up Pole Show (Group), Federal Bar, Noho Arts District; North Hollywood
A collaboration between Girls Drawin' Girls and Tonya Kay’s Pinup Pole Show, with a “Tribute to Classic 50's and 60's pin ups” theme.
Skills

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, MangaStudio

Elsewhere