Aaron Tallman

Graphic Artist | Fine & Applied Arts Instructor

Work Experience

Catawba Valley Community College

Advertising & Graphic Design Faculty

August 2019 - Present Hickory, North Carolina, United States

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

Lead Faculty, Advertising & Graphic Design

Curriculum Development, Career & College Promise Program Coordinator, Work-Based Learning Coordinator, Faculty

Teach Graphic Design courses and complete the expansion of the Advertising and Graphic Design degree program and CCP certificate program, develop remaining AGD courses, improve existing AGD courses, work with AGD faculty to streamline SLOs/course content/rubrics/etc., participate in recruitment and retention activities, assist in hiring and training faculty, assist with course scheduling, ensure safety standards are implemented and enforced in classrooms/labs/studios, identify textbooks and other student resources, identify equipment needs, maintain inventory of consumable supplies, and other duties as assigned by the Chair.

Art & Design Club Advisor, SkillsUSA NC Advisor, SkillsUSA NC Regional Contest Coordinator, NASAD Accreditation Committee Co-Chair, Online Instructor Certified, NC Community College Fine Arts Conference Advertising & Graphic Design Planning Team Leader.

2018-2019 Excellence in Teaching Award for Full-Time Faculty Recipient.

Courses taught include: GRD-110, GRD-141, GRD-142, and GRD-280.
August 2018 - July 2019 North Carolina, United States

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

Adjunct Faculty

August 2017 - May 2018 Salisbury, North Carolina, United States

Catawba Valley Community College

Instructor/Support Staff, Continuing Education

Adult Continuing Education Courses Taught Include: Adobe InDesign Certification Prep, Adobe Photoshop Certification Prep, Adobe Illustrator Certification Prep, Digital Photography Beyond the Basics, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, and Multimedia Editing & Production.

Summerscapes Continuing Education Courses Taught Include: DesignXD, Website Design, Stop Action Films, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft Office for Students, Video Production for YouTube, Digital Painting, Digital Photography, Advanced Digital Photography, Code Breakers, App Attack, and Graphic Design.
August 2012 - Present North Carolina, United States

Catawba Valley Community College

Adjunct Faculty

August 2011 - July 2018 North Carolina, United States

Sphere Advertising

Creative Director & Social Media Coordinator

Graphic, web, social media, & multimedia design. Develop & coordinate marketing plans & promotions. Communicate with clients & vendors on daily basis.
August 2009 - June 2014 North Carolina, United States

Gregory's Photography

Graphic Artist & Photographer

Responsible for photography, editing, retouching, and development of all creative merchandise, such as composites and photo books.
April 2010 - August 2013 Stony Point, North Carolina, United States

Apple City Broadcasting

On-Air Personnel

Schedule music & ads for two stations simultaneously. Develop, record & air radio advertisements and announcements. Basic clerical tasks.
July 2008 - December 2011 Taylorsville, North Carolina, United States

Aaron Tallman, Graphic Artist (Freelance)

Freelance Graphic Artist

Graphic, Web, & Multimedia Design. Photography & Videography. Advertising & Marketing (Traditional, Digital, and Social Media). Print Services.
August 2005 - Present Hiddenite, North Carolina, United States


Catawba Valley Community College

Associate in Applied Science in Graphic Arts & Imaging Technology

August 2009 - July 2011 Hickory, North Carolina, United States

Alexander Central High School

High School Diploma

August 2005 - June 2009 Taylorsville, North Carolina, United States


Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

Excellence in Teaching (Full-Time Faculty)


Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

Nominee for the 2020 NCCCS RJ Reynolds Excellence in Teaching Award