Hayden Hiner (she/her)
Through my art I want to combine surrealistic aspects of my life and
figments of my imagination. I often find myself daydreaming, this
is all a rendition of that.
I studied Sociology and Art with a focus in Digital Art at the University of Colorado-Boulder. After graduating I got a Graphic Design Specialization Certificate from California Institute of the Arts. I consider myself a Digital Media Artist, focusing currently on Illustration and Design. Working in mixed medias, I use various graphic design tools - mainly photoshop, illustrator, and procreate, with a few others sparsely in there. Lately, I have been making a lot of pieces using a combination of procreate and photoshop, illustrating using my iPad and then further rending the images and animations in photoshop.
Throughout my various pieces I want to tell a story that takes the viewer out of our physical world. I hope to connect with my viewers through my art, sharing a piece of myself but also relating through experiences. My work explores themes of: connection between perspective, place and environment, idealistic fantasy and harsh reality, private sphere and public sphere, nostalgia and modernism. I enjoy working with warm-toned colors and connected line worked. I enjoy spending time in the outdoors by hiking, camping, and snowboarding; also cooking, and listening to music, especially on vinyl. All these things contribute to my inspiration and creative process.
Beyond creating art, I am interested in the ways art affects society. The ways that viewing art makes people feel and the mutual enjoyment that visual goodness bring people are topics I want to explore further. Professionally, I am currently working with a styling team in a photography studio. Further down the road I am interested in how design intersects with the world of curating and art direction.
Now hop along for the ride.
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe After Effects
OCTOBER 2022 - PRESENT | ZULILY | SEATTLE, WA
Supporting Editorial photographers and stylists.
Working on major campaigns - set building, prepping samples & apparel, time keeping, managing models.
JUNE 2021 – JULY 2022 | UPSTAIRS CIRCUS | DENVER, CO
Designing and reworking vectors and typography layouts in Illustrator for DIY / Art workshop bar
Reworking images in Photoshop
Assisting customers through art projects, preparing stencils and bartending simultaneously
Facilitating large events and private parties
JUNE – NOVEMBER 2021 | UPSTAIRS CIRCUS | DENVER, CO
Worked with project designer to refine instructions and materials for DIY project kits
Weekly studio preparation tasks for fast-paced production of art project kits
Preparation of leather, wood, jewelry, concrete and canvas
Sourcing various art materials
JANUARY 2021 – APRIL 2022 | ELDORA MOUNTAIN RESORT | NEDERLAND, CO
Worked as relief for lift, managing and organizing daily operations at my position
Providing safe, friendly, and professional customer service
Design + Administration Intern
SEPTEMBER – DECEMBER 2020 | OFF THE HOOK ARTS | FORT COLLINS, CO
Designed content (social, logos, brochures, videos, and advertisement) using Illustrator and Photoshop
Developed social media marketing and managed social media platforms
Created social marketing campaign for Garden Concert Series, increasing online ticket sales
Assisted in operationalizing events, involving coordinating with artists, volunteers, and set up
FEBRUARY 2017 – AUGUST 2018 | GLASSYBABY | SEATTLE, WA
Sales in hand-blown glass studio
Designed store displays of glass art
Helped clients make informed decisions based on home décor
Independently managed opening/closin
Graphic Design Specialization Certificate
California Institute of the Arts
2017 – 2021
B.A. Sociology + Minor in Art Practices
University of Colorado– Boulder