Chazz Layne

Creative · Gearhead · Adventurist

Prescott, AZ, USA

Work Experience

Chazz Layne

Photographer, Author

As a photographer and author I have the privilege of creating for a variety of clients on assignments ranging from product to portraiture to adventure travel.
January 2017 - Present Prescott, Arizona, United States

The Layne Studio

Creative Director

With the Studio my duties included creating brand vision, producing designs for digital and print, and developing solutions to connect clients with their audiences.
January 2015 - April 2022 Prescott, Arizona, United States

Aethon Aerial Solutions

Aerial Photographer, Trainer

During my time with Aethon I captured detailed close-up images of utility hardware from a variety of rotorcraft, both in doors-on and doors-off configurations, and under varying and often unforgiving weather conditions. I was also responsible for developing procedures for our team to follow regarding safe in-air operations of our cameras and equipment, data handling, and image editing. As a trainer I provided education for new photographers, editors, and support staff on the above procedures (on the ground and in the air) to ensure safe and accurate operations during the project.
May 2019 - April 2020 Burlington, Ontario, Canada

American Adventurist


My work with American Adventurist involved managing authors and assignments, photo retouching and content design, event / trade show presence and booth planning, and of course, producing my own articles.
July 2015 - July 2018 United States

Overland International, Inc.

Associate Editor, Photographer, Designer

At Overland International I was responsible for designing the company’s web experiences, photography and photo editing, general production for Overland Journal magazine, and producing content for the Expedition Portal website. I was also heavily involved with both phone and in-person customer service, inventory and shipping, and field operations (including navigation and overnight/multi-day solo and group travel to remote back country locations).
June 2011 - January 2016 Prescott, Arizona, United States

LMDX Corporation

Graphic Designer, Production Specialist

With LMDX I primarily worked on brochures, product catalogs (print and digital), and websites for our clients. Duties included the creation of initital concepts, design and layout, photography and photo editing, programming in web languages (PHP/HTML/CSS/JavaScript), server management, and production work with our printing partners to ensure the highest quality for our printed work.
February 2007 - May 2011 California, United States

Rseven Technical Services, LLC

Partner, Senior Technician

As a partner with Rseven I was responsible for managing client relationships and field technicians, training new staff, onboarding new clients, administration of servers and network equipment, installation of network cabling and equipment, and occasionally light-duty construction as needed for network infrastructure facilities.
April 2004 - February 2007 Newport Beach, California, United States

Aztec Components, Inc.

IT Director

While serving as the IT Director at Aztec I was responsible for all matters related to IT and telecommunications. Duties included network design and installation; management of servers, routers, and other network equipment; training of new users; development of custom proprietary software and databases; build-out of new locations (including both internal and VPN networks); and even a fair amount of data entry.
November 2002 - April 2004 California, United States


Branding, Content, CSS, Design, Editorial, Graphics, HTML, Identity, Illustrator, Indesign, Photography, Photoshop, PHP, Retouching, SQL, Strategy, Travel, Writing,

Clients & Publications

American Adventurist, Equipt Expedition Outfitters, Expedition Portal, Flycraft, Living Overland, OutdoorX4, Overland Journal, TREAD Magazine