I grew up in Gainesville, Florida and received a BFA in graphic design from the University of Florida. After pursuing an MBA in Supply Chain Management at Michigan State University, I relocated to Atlanta, Georgia to work for a major telecommunications company. Artistically I remained unfulfilled and eventually created my own freelance studio in 2007. I completed my MFA in illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta in 2013. I have been a professor of Illustration at the SCAD Atlanta campus since January 2014.

Please feel free to contact me directly:
burnsth1@gmail.com
678 571 8669

Recognition

3×3 ProShow No. 13 Award of Merit
American Illustration 35 – Chosen
Creative Quarterly 42 runner-up
Society of Illustrators-Los Angeles Illustration West 54 Honorable Mention
Creative Quarterly 40 runner-up
3×3 ProShow No. 12 Honorable Mention
Creative Quarterly 39
Society of Illustrators-Los Angeles Illustration West 53
Creative Quarterly 38 runner-up
Creative Quarterly 37 runner-up
3×3 Pro Show No. 11 Honorable Mention
CMYK 57
Creative Quarterly 36
Creative Quarterly 2013 100 Best Annual
Association of Illustrators Illustration Awards 2014 Shortlist
Creative Quarterly 35 runner-up
2014 Applied Arts Photography & Illustration
Society of Illustrators-Los Angeles Illustration West 52
Creative Quarterly 33
2013 Adobe Design Achievement Awards semifinalist
Creative Quarterly 32 runner-up
3×3 ProShow No. 10
Association of Illustrators Illustration Awards 2013 Shortlist
American Illustration 32 – Chosen
Society of Illustrators-Los Angeles Illustration West 51
Society of Illustrators 55
2013 SCADDY silver medal advertising illustration
Creative Quarterly 29
3×3 Magazine No. 9 Award of Merit
American Illustration 31 – Chosen
Honorable Mention SCAD Book Competition 2012
Society of Illustrators-Los Angeles Illustration West 50
Society of Illustrators Artist Member, 2013
Society of Illustrators-Los Angeles Artist Member, 2012

Publications

Ammo Magazine 10
Re: Savannah 04,05
Players Magazine 21
InPrint 11
CarneMag 20

Partial client list

National Cherry Blossom Festival
Sport Diver Magazine
CBS Sports interactive
MailChimp
Coca-Cola
Atlanta Magazine
Southbound Magazine
Teachers College at Columbia University
Netherworld
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
PlayTell
Monster Beverage
MeadWestvaco
Georgia Conservancy
Atlanta Biltmore
Playboy Cable
Peachtree City
Tour de Georgia
Tour de Missouri
Atlanta Track Club
Insight Digital Media
Premier Exhibitions