Taylor Johnson founded the Peoria Illinois based company, TJ Media Design, in 2018 and is currently studying at Bradley University. He is majoring in User Experience & User Interface Design and is expected to graduate in 2022. From a young age, he was interested in graphic design and creating his own business. During high school, Taylor interned at a local design firm and fell into the passion of design. While working at the firm, Taylor had the pleasure of working with and designing pieces for the Morton Business Network, the Morton Gas Company, the Morton Public Library, the Morton Park District, and the Morton School District. Upon entering Bradley University, he designed for the Sigma Chi International Fraternity and worked with an activewear startup company, GoFar. His main skill set is focused on logo concept design but also digital advertising, and user experience & user interface design. To create media, Taylor is proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas Pro, Final Cut Pro, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Docs, and Google Slides. Outside of his business, Taylor serves as a tour guide for the school and is a member of the Delta Rho Chapter of the Sigma Chi fraternity. He is also a passionate Eagle Scout with Troop 178 in Morton, Illinois and in his free time enjoys playing a round of golf and investing in the stock market.

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Education

  • Bradley University – Peoria, IL Expected Graduation May 2022 Bachelor of Science in User Experience (UI/UX Design); Minor in Entrepreneurship, Overall GPA 3.75/4.0; Major GPA 4.0/4.0
  • Morton High School – Morton, IL (GPA 4.3/4.0) Honor Roll/National Honors Society Member, Graduated May 2018

Experience

  • Media/Graphic Designer at Elite Signs and Graphics in Morton, Illinois
    • Designed flyers, signs, and logos for Morton Business Network, Morton Gas Company, Morton Park District, Morton High School, Schlueter Plumbing, Semper Fi Cycle, Cornerstone Church, and Alma Trailer
    • Process and manage the installation of vinyl signs, banners, and vehicle wraps
  • Freelance Graphic Designer for the Sigma Chi International Fraternity Headquarters in Evanston, Illinois
    • Responsibilities included the creation of stationary, logos, and graphical work
    • Created the International Krach Transformational Leadership Workshop & online Sigma Chi Leadership Institute logos
    • Developed flyers, advertisements, and Instagram posts for Walker Montgomery Concert with Monster Energy sponsorship 
  • Media/Graphic Designer for GoFar Activewear
    • Designed the website, logos, and apparel

Technology

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google products
  • Comfortable on multiple operating systems (Mac and Windows)
  • Excellent social media skills (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)
  • Fluent in: Adobe XD, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas Pro, Final Cut Pro, Unity, Sketch, Figma

Awards and Activities

  • Earned Eagle Scout rank with Boy Scout Troop 178 in Morton, IL
  • Brotherhood Member of the Order of the Arrow Lodge WQ23
  • Recipient of the Bradley University Presidential Scholarship
  • Bradley University Slane College of Communication and Fine Arts Dean’s List Recognition
  • Member of the Delta Rho Chapter Sigma Chi
  • Received Mid-Illini Conference Student Art Award