Jhenne Tyler "JT" Beauford
Bay Area, California
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-eight, 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.
BS in Media Studies
University of California Berkeley
Character Design for Video Games
Character Design for Video Games by California Institute of the Arts on Coursera. Certificate earned on July 21, 2016
Vector Graphics Designer
Girls Drawin Girls
Works with the founder, social media team, and webmaster to create vector content and assets for GirlsDrawinGirls properties, including their website, event flyers, and promotional materials.
Designer and Revisionist
Miss Design Berry Inc.
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.
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
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
Contributed themed illustrations on both the TeenVoices.com website and the bi-annual magazine.
Digital Artist, Character Designer, & Illustrator
Illustration, Character Design, Creative Direction
|2019||Love Screams Floral (Group), Goforaloop Gallery & Studios, San Francisco, CA
Contributed an art piece to a collaborative show; the proceeds went to Vday.org, who raise awareness and work to stop violence against women and girls globally.
|2018||San Diego Comic Con GDG Booth Merch Exhibition (Convention Booth), SDCC, San Diego, CA
Exhibited and sold vinyl cuts, stickers, and other wares during San Diego Comic Con.
|2018||Chuck Jones Center for Creativity Eighth Annual Red Dot Auction (Gallery & Auction), Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, Costa Mesa, CA
Created a 12” square canvas mixed media portrait of the mouse from his 1952 toon “Mouse Warming” for presentation and auction.
|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.
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, MangaStudio