About

tj_ladner

Hello from Steeler Country.

Thanks for stopping by my site and taking the time to browse some of my favorite projects.

My name is Anthony Scott Ladner, but you can call me TJ. Everybody does. I am a graphic designer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Steel Town is my hometown and current residence. I graduated from Penn State University’s School of Design more than a few years back, and then headed west to Boulder, Colorado. I loved it there. But I missed cloudy skies, cold, damp, sunless winters, and high humidity in the month of August, so I headed home with longer locks and an even more “chill” vibe than I was born with.

Between Colorado and PA, I have worked as an in-house designer for several small publications and the Pittsburgh Symphony. I did three years as an ad guy with the Fitting Group before landing my current role as a senior designer at a boutique design firm, Mizrahi Design Associates. This year marks my ten year anniversary with MDA. I am expecting a super awesome Nixon watch, engraved Teejive.

I am passionate about design, whether it’s for a corporate branding project, a website for a small family-run restaurant or money wraps for my fantasy football league annual payouts. I love design and working side by side with clients to achieve, and sometimes even surpass, their goals. I consider myself very lucky to have had the good fortune to combine two of my passions – good food and design – as I have completed websites, brand identity work and food photography for over 10 Pittsburgh restaurants within the last four years.

When I am not collaborating with a client or burning the midnight oil, you can usually catch me instagramming, fly fishing, tying flies, daydreaming about fishing at Ohiopyle, sipping on crisp microbrews with my wife, (container) gardening or watching marathons of shows like Shameless, Dexter and Breaking Bad…

Well, that’s a lot about me. Now it’s your turn. Please shoot me a message and let me know more about you and how we may be able to work together.

Thanks again for your time and consideration,
TJ