Tyler Darden earned a degree in illustration with a minor in photography at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Communication Art and Design. He has worked at three magazines and is currently employed at Virginia Living magazine as art director. Over the years, Tyler’s work has been published in the Art Director’s Club of New York Annual, the Communication Arts Design Annual, Print magazine’s Regional Design Annual and the Society of Publication Design Annuals and SPOTS competition. Recently, he shared a Society of Illustrators editorial gold medal honor as art director for a piece with illustrator Sterling Hundley. He spends his free time painting, wakeboarding and experimenting with an old 11 x 14 ultra-large format camera. He lives in Richmond, Virginia, the city of confederate monuments, with his wife, two daughters and son, and teaches part-time at Virginia Commonwealth University in the Communication Arts department.