100 Creatives

58: Tanner Woodford

58: Tanner Woodford

Tanner Woodford's a graphic designer and educator living in Tempe with his wife Amanda Woodford, a vegetarian illustrator (though we assume she illustrates more than veggies).

Tanner can be found at Arizona State University, where he's a busy web designer and teacher of Advanced Media, Motion Graphics and Interaction Design. And oh, yeah, he recently co-authored a patent detailing the use of multiple, independent user interfaces for a single audio/video device.

Read more about his current project and check out his motion graphic "Getting it Wrong" after the jump.

1. List five things on your Inspiration Wall (real or imagined). - 1971 Fujica ST701 35mm camera, purchased and used by my mother while she was in high school. - Wind-up model aircraft, made by my grandfather out of balsa wood and rubber band. - "Bits from ASU board", an original collage made by Ed Fella during a recent ASU visit. - Wine bottle I invested more than 100 hours drawing and painting during my undergraduate studies at ASU. - More books than I have room for (to name a handful: Seventy-nine Short Essays on Design by Michael Bierut, Look Both Ways by Debbie Millman, Two Lines Align by Ed Fella & Geoff McFetridge, The Art of Looking Sideways by Alan Fletcher, and On the Outside by Mark Holt & Hamish Muir.)

2. What was your last big project? Organizing two 16-week studio courses covering Motion Graphics, Interaction Design and Web Design for 48 BSD, MSD and PhD students in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. Check out an example of Tanner's Motion Graphics below:

3. What's your next big project?
My big summer project is to organize my half of the home studio, which is something I always put off in favor of more exciting work.

4. What do you think the Phoenix art scene needs more of? Phoenix Design Week 2009 served as a much needed shot of adrenaline to the Phoenix Design community. Now that the honeymoon's over, we need to continue identifying leaders and connecting with each other, while sustaining a consistent level of energy.

5a. What's something you want Phoenix to know about you?
I have a hard time turning down opportunity.

5b. (And, if you're game, what's something you really don't want Phoenix to know about you?)
I have a hard time turning down opportunity.

The Creatives, so far:

100. Fausto Fernandez
99. Brian Boner
98. Carol Panaro-Smith
97. Jane Reddin
96. Adam Dumper
95. Mayme Kratz
94. Daniel Tantalean
93. Yuri Artibise
92. Lisa Starry
91. Paul Hoeprich
90. Betsy Schneider
89. Mary Shindell
88: Gabriel Utasi
87: Tiffany Egbert
86. Angela Cazel Jahn
85. Dayvid LeMmon
84. Beatrice Moore
83. Michelle J. Martinez
82. Carrie Bloomston
81. Paul Porter
80. Rachel Bess
79. Karolina Sussland
78. Aaron Abbott
77. Mary Lucking
76. Erin Sotak
75. Greg Esser
74. Matthew Mosher
73. Mark Klett
72. Tony Carrillo
71. Paul Morris
70. Joe Pagac
69. Alison King
68. JJ Horner
67. Kim Porter
66. Marco Rosichelli
65. Heather Hales
64. Amy Lamp
63. Kevin Vaughan-Brubaker
62. Lindy Drew

61. Robbie Pfeffer
60. Neil Borowicz

59. Lynn Fisher

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