Cindy is a big fan of Paddington Bear.

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There’s a full spectrum of design and Cindy follows it all, from surreal arthouse films to the pure sweetness of Paddington Bear. Her passions include Keanu Reeves and drawing round animals. If you want to try some bizarre foods, she’s in, having tried and survived everything she’s come across. Her all-time favorite trip was studying art and the environment in West Africa, where she would return in a heartbeat. And the latest beats in her playlist include a bit of everything. Join her on the Internet—her home-away-from-home—especially Instagram.

Before Taylor: Earning her BFA in Visual Communication Design and Illustration at the University of Hartford, creating on-air graphics for SportsCenter at ESPN, design intern at NBC

Recommended digital field trips: Menswear Dog, Pondlife

Favorite IRL field trips: What's so great about RL?

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Jurying the CT Regional Scholastic Art Awards

This year, I served as a judge for the 2021 Connecticut Regional Scholastic Awards competition. This program recognizes the best student artists in the state. This was my first time being an official juror, and it was the first time the competition was completely digital. Groups of jurors met in breakout rooms to review student artwork. Talking… Read More

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Going Beyond Reality with Animated Music Videos

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak in the US in March, animated music videos have appeared everywhere. Animation in music isn’t a new concept, but the pandemic has given it new relevance. It provides a solution to the rising costs and COVID-related limitations that crews shooting live-action would encounter. And creatively, animation offers freedom… Read More

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Taylor Design’s Stay-in Infographics

The pandemic and stay-home orders presented lots of new challenges to everyone—emotionally, socially, and logistically. Talking to my friends and family online, I was impressed how everyone was adapting to the new world in their own ways. I asked my colleagues at Taylor Design what they were doing with their newfound time and how they… Read More

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A Bird’s Eye View

Bird’s don’t see the world just from above — they also can see a whole range of light that humans can’t. Humans have three types of cones in their eyes that process color. These photoreceptors are sensitive to red, green, and blue (much like a digital screen). Birds, on the other hand, have more precise… Read More

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Carefully Cultivated Chrysanthemums

Last weekend, I visited the New York Botanical Gardens to see their special chrysanthemum display: Kiku. Kiku (chrysanthemum in Japanese) has a centuries-long history and cultural significance in Japan. Symbolic of longevity and rejuvenation, it is used as The Imperial Seal of Japan as well as over a hundred different Japanese seals for royal family… Read More

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Design Day Trips in Connecticut

Connecticut is known to many as a retreat from the city with cute seaports and classic New England flair, but few know that it’s a design destination, too. We’re partway through summer; have you visited these spots yet? The Glass House Located in New Canaan, this 1,800 square foot modernist glass box was built by… Read More

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Space Invasion in Stamford Downtown

Each year Stamford Downtown hosts a distinguished outdoor sculpture exhibit designed to attract both local and regional audiences. This year’s theme is “Space Invasion,” and all summer, UFOs and rockets will line the sidewalks and parks of the city. Steve and Cindy’s concept was selected from over 100 entries, and they are happy to present:… Read More

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TDmojis are Here!

When I was little (and now, to be honest), I loved playing with paper dolls and video games with customizable avatars. I’d spend more time perfecting each outfit, hairstyle and micro-expression of my character than playing the actual game. After seeing Steph’s last post in which she built color palettes to represent each member of… Read More

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Note to Self

Japanese design firm Kenma is expanding their wemo (wearable memo) brand to mobile devices and computers. Sure, if you’re like me, you can just put your to-do list in your Notes app. But if you’re also like me, you’ll forget to open the Notes app and never look at it again. The appeal of the Wearable Memo is that it’s… Read More