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© Evan Hayden.

Hi, I'm Evan Hayden. I like to do photography, illustration, and comic books. I particularly like to combine my photography and illustration together into a hybrid of sorts... I also occasionally like to make music & design clothing. I'm available for freelance work, so feel free to email me if you have a project that I would be a good fit for!

EMAIL ADDRESS: skeletron (AT)

LOCATION: Nagasaki, Japan

An abbreviated version of my resume follows.... Click here for a .pdf of my full resume with more specifics. For a .doc file, please feel free to email me.
Evan Hayden

Professional Summary
1/13 - present ENGLISH TEACHER JET Programme Nagasaki JP  
6/11 - 11/11  PHOTOGRAPHER Prestige Portraits Hayward CA  
4/09 - 4/11 GRAPHIC DESIGNER Unvarnished/Honestly San Francisco CA web designlogos
5/07 - 10/08  GRAPHIC DESIGNER Spleak Media Network San Francisco CA  web design 1web design 2web design 3web design 4web design 5widget design, logos, mascot 1, mascot 2
12/03 – 8/04,
3/07- 7/07
PHOTOGRAPHER Trader Publications Hayward CA
Columbus OH
6/05 - 5/07  PHOTO ISSUE ROOM CLERK Academy of Art University San Francisco CA  
9/02 - 4/03,
9/04 - 1/05
PHOTO LAB ASSISTANT Center for Visual Arts,
University of Toledo
Toledo OH  

5/13 - present LETTERING Random House / Kodansha USA New York, NY "Sankarea", vol 2 & up
10/12 - 12/12 PERSONAL ASSISTANT, ERRANDS Tenth & Hudson Los Angeles, CA  
11/12 - 12/12 STREET CASTING Armstrong Casting Los Angeles, CA  
9/12 GRAPHIC DESIGNER, SIGN PAINTER Tsou's Place Temperance, MI  
8/12 DIGITAL TECH, PHOTO ASSISTANT Cedar Faire Sandusky OH, Vaughan ON Ad campaign for Cedar Point and Canada's Wonderland amusement parks. Digital tech to Sean Murphy.
3/12 - 7/13 LETTERING Digital Manga Gardena CA "Barbara", some work for "Unico" and "Triton".
2008 - 2013 GRAPHIC DESIGNER, LETTERING Last Gasp San Francisco CA "Tokyo Zombie", "Panorama Island"
11/11 - 3/12  ILLUSTRATOR, PHOTOGRAPHER Redwood City CA  
3/12 PHOTO ASSISTANT Chesapeake Energy Canton OH Assistant to Markku Lahdesmaki.
5/11 PHOTOGRAPHER Babushka Designs San Francisco CA product photography
12/10 - 12/11 PHOTOGRAPHER SEIBEI Oakland CA product photography
1/11, 1/09, 10/07, 1/07 PHOTOGRAPHER,
 Intersection Magazine Detroit MI, Tokyo JP, London UK Assistant to Alex Freund, then later to Yoshi Miyamasu. Photography at Tokyo Motor Show and NAIAS.
10/10 - 12/10 GRAPHIC DESIGNER Clearpoint Ventures New York,  NY
8/10 - 11/10 GRAPHIC DESIGNER Maestro Market  San Francisco CA
6/10 - 10/10 GRAPHIC DESIGNER Sympoz Denver CO
2/10  PHOTO ASSISTANT Lake Tahoe Visitor's Authority Assistant to Sean Murphy.
1/10 PHOTOGRAPHER History Channel / Flight 33 Productions Los Angeles CA  
2009, 2010 GRAPHIC DESIGNER Electric Ant San Francisco CA
7/09  PHOTOGRAPHER Venus Zine San Francisco CA
1/09 PHOTOGRAPHER Designer’s Night Detroit MI
1/09 PHOTOGRAPHER The Luckiest Guy Alive Detroit MI
9/08 - 10/08 PHOTOGRAPHER Infectious San Francisco, CA
12/07, 7/07, 6/06 PHOTOGRAPHER,
Pish Posh Records Oakland CA
7/06 PHOTOGRAPHER  Aritao Records  
2005 - present GRAPHIC DESIGNER, LETTERING, CO-FOUNDER Same Hat San Francisco CA
1/05 PHOTOGRAPHER  Co-Ed Magazine Hoboken NJ
1/05 PHOTOGRAPHER, VIDEOGRAPHER The Digital Empire Columbus, OH
3/03 PHOTOGRAPHER Ohio Theatre Toledo OH  
2/03  PHOTOGRAPHER Messiah Lutheran Church Toledo OH
1/03 GRAPHIC DESIGNER, ILLUSTRATOR The Stanford Intermission Palo Alto CA  
6/02 PHOTOGRAPHER The PB Army Toledo, OH

9/08 "Off the Wall" Space Gallery San Francisco CA Juried group exhibition
7/08 "Beyond Recognition" Space Gallery San Francisco CA Juried group exhibition
12/08 "CPOPpor2nity" C-Pop Gallery Detroit MI Juried group exhibition
7/03  "85th Annual Toledo Area Artists Show"  Toledo Art Museum Toledo OH Juried group exhibition
4/03 "Visual Narratives" Clement Gallery Toledo OH Juried group exhibition
1/03  "University of Toledo Student Art Exhibition" UofT CVA Gallery Toledo OH Juried group exhibition
5/02 "DesigNation" Stanford University Palo Alto CA Runway fashion show
4/02   "An Art Affair" Stanford University Palo Alto CA Juried group exhibition
6/98 solo show The Forum Monroe MI Solo show

10/2/09 io9 "The Shiniest Stories On io9 Last Week"
9/28/09 io9 "The Guy Who Makes All His Friends Dress Up As Broken Robot Dolls

Special Skills

Proficiency with the following camera types: digital & film 35mm SLR, digital Hasselblad medium format, film 4x5 view camera. Operation of strobe kits (Profoto, Broncolor, Norman, Speedotron, Visatec, and Dynalite) and tungsten lights. Operation of Chimera rail-mounted overhead light bank. Operation and cleaning of Hope C-41 roller transport print processor. Operation and cleaning of Jobo C-41 tank and reel processor. Experience with alternative processes: Van Dyke brown, Kodalith, Cyanotype, etc. Hand-processing of T-Max film and 4x5 sheet film, stop-motion animation.

Canon 30D (D-SLR), Sigma 10-20mm 1.4 wide angle, Canon 28-135mm, Canon Speedlite 480EX II, Canon SX30 IS (digital prosumer), Pentax ZX-M (film SLR), Profoto 1200 strobe pack w/ three heads, softbox, umbrellas, grids, beauty dish (soft light reflector), Smith-Victor tungsten lights.

Adobe Photoshop, Corel Photopaint, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Expression, Microsoft Front Page, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Powerpoint, Sony Soundforge, Goldwave, Ableton Live, some experience in Flash.

Native English speaker. Intermediate Japanese ability.


1998 - 2004  UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO, Toledo OH: BA (major: Art w/ emphasis on photography. minor: Japanese) Two summer study abroad programs to Japan with internships at Kakamigahara city hall and at two elementary schools.