Hello. Thanks for stopping by. My name is TJ Ladner. I am a black and gold bleeding native Pittsburgher with the soul of a west coast surfer. I am a people-person who lives, eats, and breaths visual design. Eats? Yes, I said eats. While I have extensive experience in the corporate and nonprofit worlds, you will see below that my portfolio is rounded out with branding, print, and digital work for some of our area's best restaurants. The challenge and experience of creating identities and designing for brands of all shapes and sizes is truly my passion, but I do have a particular soft spot for restaurants. Good food, breaking bread with good people, and good design on the table, on the door, and online-you can't get much better than that. I love design and seeing it out there in the world.

If you are here, you probably want more details of what I can do. So here's the rundown: Creative direction, art direction of photography, branding, design. I am a generally laid back person, but I am very serious about my work and like to have fun doing it. If I sound like a good fit for your project or organization, lets talk.


Acuity Finishing

AIDS FREE Pittsburgh

Allegheny County Parks

Avenue B Restaurant

Butcher and the Rye

Carnegie Science Museum

Children's Institute


Gwen's Girls

Harbison Walker International

Jewish Healthcare Foundation


LGA Partners

Lighthouse Foundation

Marshall's Heritage Farm

Meat and Potatoes

Nova Chemicals


PA Cyber


Piccolo Forno

Pittsburgh Symphony


Pork and Beans

RAD: Regional Asset District

Tako Restaurant