Jason Tanner ‘05

Outstanding Young Graduate

Jason Tanner ’05


Jason Tanner graduated from Kentucky Wesleyan College in 2005, majoring in Computer Information Systems.

He began designing websites while in high school, and began working with clients on a freelance basis since 2001 later terming his business Jason Tanner Designs.  Through this business, he worked on identity/logos, print marketing, website design and photography for number clients both locally and nationally such as the City of Owensboro, Kentucky Wesleyan College, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association, multiple churches, and various recording artists.

In 2011, he led the beginning of the now popular – Owensboro Parent magazine, which, in 2013, spawned Owensboro Living – a published magazine and online source for Owensboro news, events and human interest stories.  In 2014, Jason Tanner Designs became Tanner+West, in partnership with Taylor West ’11, which has become an award-winning design agency based in Owensboro, Kentucky.  Jason is married to Natalie and has 4 children, Ella, Ethan, Lydia, and Levi.