Bria = Cheese

Senior Designer

Driven by a love of fine art and drawn to extremes, Bria is dedicated to finding the most provocative, eye-catching, unmissable design solution to any client need. That’s one of the reasons she fits in so well at Taylor Design. Another is that she adds to our collective studio soundtrack, thanks to her Lykke Li and Jake Bugg downloads. A former competitive dancer and fierce karaoke talent, she spends much of her free time on iphoneography and binge-watching Netflix originals.

Before Taylor: Bria joined by way of UConn’s School of Fine Arts and her summer 2014 internship with us. She also studied communication design at Central Saint Martins in London, where she designed the 2014 Gallery Exhibition Poster.

Recommended digital field trips: It’s Nice That, The Sketchbook Project

Recommended IRL field trips: Reykjavik, Iceland and London, England

Taylor Design Blog

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Home is Where the Art Is

Now that we’ve all been mainly indoors for a few weeks now, I thought I’d share one of my favorite artists whose oil paintings examines the idea of “home.” Ekaterina Popova’s current body of work consists of paintings (ranging in size from 9″ x 12″ to 6′ x 5′) of interior spaces (particularly bedrooms) of… Read More

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Searching for Rainbows

Over the last few weeks, I’ve had time to really slow down and focus on the present. I’ve noticed things I typically overlook. One of the things that has been bringing me joy are these little rainbows that appear in my house at different times of the day. I love how unique they are—color, shape,… Read More

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Maker’s Mark

This past weekend I went to Kentucky, and because I was in bourbon country, I needed to book a tour at Maker’s Mark. While most distillery tours I’ve taken are similar, this one stood out to me for a few reasons. Not only was the distillery tastefully branded with their iconic SIV mark, and painted… Read More

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Throne Opener

Warning: If you have yet to watch the season premiere of season 8 of Game of Thrones, DO NOT read this. My number one rule for watching TV is that you cannot skip the opening credits—I blame the designer in me. The designer in me also appreciates when there is a concept for the opening… Read More

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Sights & Sounds

If you’re like me, you think a good playlist is the answer to everything. I am always on the hunt for my new favorite jam, and find extreme satisfaction in creating unusual groupings of songs.

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Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light

This past weekend I went to the Yale Art Gallery for the first time in a very long time. In addition to seeing the spectacular new renovations to the museum and their expanded permanent collection, I saw the current special exhibition Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light. Viewers walk through the artist’s diagrams,… Read More

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8 1/2 Stories by Bonnie Siegler

I had the pleasure of attending AIGA CT’s combined event: 8 1/2 Stories by Bonnie Siegler and Design Observer’s traveling exhibition of 50 Books | 50 Covers. Bonnie Siegler is the founder of 8 1/2 — a multi-disciplinary design studio—so she appropriately shared 8 1/2 stories paired with design mantras. Some of the mantras that stood out to… Read More

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Transport for London Adds Walking Times to Tube Map

The Tube map for the London Underground just became even more user friendly: Transport for London has added times in minutes to tell you how long it takes to walk between stations. This new layer of information is especially useful for travelers or people new to the city. While Harry Beck’s incomparable tube map design is renowned for… Read More