Meet the Artist

Hello!

It's wonderful of you to stop by! I'm Hayden Evans, and I'm an artist, illustrator, and designer. My work is trademarked with a vibrant personality and endearing charm that stems from my love of popular culture and mid-century style.

I grew up in Idaho, right in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, and now reside in Southern California with my lovely wife and our infant son. The dreams I developed as a young boy in a small town have carried me to where I am now, and I look forward to continued opportunities to realize those dreams in creating artwork and designs for those cultural entities that I love most. As of now, I am currently freelancing and running an active Etsy shop. I've made over 2,400 sales, and my 5-star rated shop boasts over 650 5-star reviews.

My artwork is a joyful expression of my own optimistic nature, and just as my designs celebrate the humor, uniqueness, and diversity of the human experience, so too do I seek to bring that same open-mindedness and heart to whatever team or project I'm a part of. I am proud that quality work, sincerity, friendliness, and professionalism have been consistent points of praise I have received from clients and customers since I began promoting my art in earnest in 2015.

Believe you have an idea or project that my art would help you with, or a gallery I'd be a good fit for? Talk with me! Let's make something wonderful together.

Edward Scissorhands and Hayden (I'm the one on the right)

Résumé

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Experience

HAYDEN EVANS ART

Self-Employed Artist

May 2015 - Present

Liaising with clients; undertaking relevant research; producing final illustrations; operating online Etsy and in-person shop; managing all social media accounts; creating new product & merchandise; overseeing and budgeting all financial aspects of operation.

WALT DISNEY COMPANY

Cast Member

October 2013 - Present

In my time with the Walt Disney Company, I have held many roles and positions (from Disney Store to the Disneyland Resort as a Lead and Trainer at various locations) but regardless of my title or responsibilities, I consistently: enthusiastically providing exceptional guest service; maintaining high-standards of safety; individually motivated in team-centered environment.

Education

BFA ILLUSTRATION

Academy of Art University | San Francisco, CA

Fall 2016 - Spring 2021

Skills

ILLUSTRATIVE DISCIPLINES

Illustration

Conceptual Design

Character Design

Consumer Product

Caricature

TRADITIONAL

Pencil & Sketching

Pen & Ink

Acrylic

Gouache

Watercolor

Charcoal

DIGITAL

Procreate

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator

MISCELLANEOUS
Stage Makeup

Sculpting

Awards & Achievements

ETSY

2,400+ Sales

660+ 5-Star Reviews

 

NOTABLE COMMISSIONS & COLLABORATIONS

Featured Artist at Knott's Berry Farm since 2018

Nina West (Drag Queen from RuPaul's Drag Race)

Thorgy Thor (Drag Queen from RuPaul's Drag Race)

Featured Artist in Disneyland Line (Internal Publication)

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

Significant Interactions (including Follows, "Likes," Comments, Shares, or Reposts) with:

  • Neil Patrick Harris

  • Elvira, Mistress of the Dark

  • Orville Peck

  • Kevin Kidney & Jody Daily

  • Jerrod Maruyama

  • Glen Hanson

  • Eyvind Earle Gallery

  • Schitt's Creek

  • Christine McConnell

  • Kayvan Novak

  • Harvey Guillén

  • World of Wonder

  • Sasha Velour

  • Nina West

  • Ben De La Creme

  • Alyssa Edwards

  • Thorgy Thor

  • Shea Coulée

  • Gigi Goode

  • The Boulet Brothers

  • The Vixen

  • Jackie Beat

  • Deven Greene

  • Joe Black