In competition for an internship at Asurion, which I ended up receiving, I created this illustration for a spotlight article in their annual magazine. The story focused on their companies employees, who rallied around their coworkers in the states and cities affected by Hurricane Harvey.
For my first-ever sticker design, I illustrated a toucan in Adobe Photoshop, and used RedBubble as my primary storefront. I now sell a variety of stickers from my own store here on montanataylerart.com/store
Gouache Forest Study
I often do a slew of studies as I learn and practice different media.
"All About Me Illustrated Infographic
In this fully-illustrated infographic, I used a small hammerhead shark character to walk the viewer through several graphs and facts about me, the artist. The character helps ground all the elements and adds a playful feel to the whole piece.
An older work of mine, from 2016, this poster is a favorite because if set the tone of much of my digital work that came afterwards. It is also one of a few examples of my illustration capabilities using Adobe Illustrator.
Australian Bat Series
Project: Scientific Illustration
Watercolor, edited in Adobe Photoshop
Color Study: Pink and Sea foam
Created using Procreate App.
High Society Secrets
An illustration done for a book cover project. The series I chose was The Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter. I chose to completely overhaul their cover designs, which I personally hadn’t ever agreed with. The first book in this series is full of light hearted, normal teenage girl problems melded with the secret lives the girls lead as they study to become the next class of super spies.
Album Cover Art for The Kents
This album art was created for fun based off of my favorite song at the time, Something About Her by The Kents. I showed it to the band, who sadly already had the album out, and they loved it.
Album Cover Art for The Kents (Back)
Life in Ruins
Iona, Scotland | 7/19/17
Approaching Holy Ground
Iona/Island of Mull, Scotland
Battle of the Belmont Bands Poster
Belmont Universtiy’s annual Battle of the Belmont Bands (BOTBB) takes place in August shortly after all the students have arrived back on campus. Because of the quick turnaround, the poster was vital in drawing student interest. This poster had to comply with various campus guidelines and the guidelines that the sponsors requested, but the final product both provides visual interest and appealed to the team in charge of the event.
Battle of the Belmont Bands TV graphic
Belmont Universtiy’s annual Battle of the Belmont Bands (BOTBB) takes place in August shortly after all the students have arrived back on campus. Because of the quick turnaround, the advertising for BOTBB is crucial, and so several TV and social media graphics had to be created in order for the word to get out. This particular graphic uses parts of the official poster in a vector format that easily could be posted on any TV on campus.
Belmont University 26th Annual Commercial Music Showcase Graphic
As a student intern with Belmont University's Marketing and PR department, I had the opportunity to work on a number of exciting projects, including the official posters, graphics, and more for the 26th Annual Commercial Music Showcase.
#BESAFEBU Safety Campaign Poster for Belmont University
This safety poster was created for use in on-campus dorms and surrounding buildings to create awareness about driver/pedestrian responsibility. All graphics created by me for Belmont University and have been posted here with their permission.
Aussie Marsupials Infographic
In this full-spread infographic, kids can learn fun facts about Australian Marsupials in a visually pleasing way. This illustration would double and a pull-out poster for their bedroom wall.
Sugar Glider Infographic
In this full-spread infographic, kids can learn fun facts about the Sugar Glider, with in-depth information about everything from its habitat to physical appearance. This illustration would double and a pull-out poster for their bedroom wall.
Do Not Open Doors sign
As a student graphic designer with Belmont's Department of Fitness and Recreation, I was charged with overhauling the wayfinding pieces found around the department. It was important to the creative director that I stick closely with the branding.
State Park Interpretive Trail Signage
This photo mock-up shows what the real-life application of the trail sign would look like. This signage teaches hikers about the native Long-Tailed Weasel including facts about its diet, habits, and the footprints it leaves behind. The illustrations are all by me.
Polar Bear 5K Run Map
Using the directional information from a past 5K run, I used company branding and official logos to create and brand this small, hand-held map that is passed out at 5K run and distributed online for runners to use.
"Spiritual Vitamins" poster
Using the alternative blue branding colors for "Spiritual Health" at FitRec, and images courtesy of FitRec, I created an eye-catching design for a poster that would be hung as a motivational piece within the department.
Using the alternative teal branding colors for Personal Training at FitRec, I created a cool, flashy spotlight to feature over 20 trainers on FitRec's Instagram and other social media. Each piece required meticulous editing of the photo in Photoshop, ensuring no white spots shone out when the photo was added to this black background. Then, I spent intentional time working on layout and lighting of each spotlight. All spotlights will be featured on their website once the feature is completed.
A collection of work from my Spring 2017 visual development course, the first of its kind at Belmont University and certainly not the last. Four students and our professor's imagination... This is the result.
THE STORY: The world and general story were thought up by Professor Dan Johnson, our professor/faculty supervisor. The story follows a Hero, the Chosen One, and the Elder, three prisoners being held captive on an alien desert planet. They band together, steal a couple horses, and escape the skull-like alien bases of their captors. My portion of the animatic (video, below) covers the initial escape, while my three fellow student took on the middle portions and end of the chase scene, ending in a climactic fight between the alien creatures and our heroes, who then escape off into the sunset, free at last.
I participated in a good portion of the character design of the three characters, but much of their design came from the other artists. My biggest contribution was in environmental design, creating the landscapes and flora that our hero would ride past in their escape.
Flora and Fauna of "Lucifer"
Final Hero Character Sheet
Created in Adobe Photoshop.
Lucifer Part One: The Escape
Rough animatic for Visual Development class at Belmont University. Music by Alan Parsons Project. Part 1 of 4 parts, each by a student. Story by Dan Johnson (prof), character, environment, and costume design by class.
Still #1 from "Lucifer Part One: The Escape"
Still #2 from "Lucifer Part One: The Escape"
Still #3 from "Lucifer Part One: The Escape"
Alien Desert Environment Studies
Early development allowed us free range with media. I chose watercolor and ink, along with some work in pastels (not shown).
Main Character blink animation
A very early animation test, though we weren't gearing up for a full animation.
Animated in FireAlpaca.
Map of the chase scene in "Lucifer"
Map basis cc Dan Johnson (the professor directing "Lucifer")
All color, object placement, and notes cc Montana Johnson
Alien Cacti/Desert Environment Studies
Watercolor and Ink.
Finn of "Mystery in the Northern Isles"
Scottish Flora and Fauna from "Mystery in the Northern Isles"
Foggy Morning from "Mystery in the Northern Isles"