WHY I LIKE PHOTOGRAPHY

ABOUT TONYA

I AM A PROFESSOR OF GRAPHIC DESIGN AND CO-OWNER OF AAF CREATIVE
(Go ahead...take my coffee...see what happens)

As a young teen with a huge imagination, my writing was published in an anthology, lighting the still-burning fire for living a creative life. In my undergrad years, I yearned to be a documentary filmmaker, so I consumed how to be a photographer and film editor. As life happens to us all, I took jobs as a graphic designer. But I never stopped learning about creating, writing and growing as an artist. I’ve done some professional design work for amazing companies, like Disney/Pixar and fulfilled my academic goals of earning an MFA from SCAD. I teach as an adjunct and nurture my insatiable hunger for creativity.
Schools Attended
Savannah College of Art and Design MFA
Academic Honors Scholarship
Henderson State University - BFA
Basford Art Scholarship
Dean’s List
President Alpha Rho Tau
Member/The Gamma Beta Phi Society
Presenter at Honors Seminar
Professional Experience
Description of professional industry experience
Educator
Freelance Designer
Owner of a design firm
Creative Director
Art Director
Illustrator
Photographer
Motion Graphics
SME
Academic Credentials and Experience
A few courses I've taught
Experimental Typography
Advanced Typography
Packaging Design
Rapid Visualization
Art Direction
Digital Illustration
Intermediate and Advanced Illustration
Drawing
Abstract Painting
Basic Design
Color Theory

AAF Creative, LLC