Hannah F is the little known fifth member of U2.

Senior Art Director

Hannah still loves Boston (where she’s from) better than any other US city, but since moving to southern CT (and joining Taylor in 1999), she’s become a Yankees fan. She also loves the ocean and art museums, U2 and Depeche Mode, geography and J.K. Rowling. Her versatility and experience has lead to award-winning work for brands like Sarah Lawrence College, Charter Communications, Drew University and ITT.

Before Taylor: Art director at Hess Design in Massachusetts and Graphic Solutions in New York City for brands such as Brandeis University, Hertz, IBM, Sony and Minolta. She is a graduate of Syracuse University with a BFA in Communications Design.

Recommended digital field trips: FastCo. Design, Pinterest, Instagram, Scary Mommy

Favorite IRL field trips: 1. Iceland 2. Alaska 3. France 4. Denmark 5. Cayman Islands

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Walking Through Van Gogh

Talk about an immersive experience I’d love to be a part of… let’s hop on a plane to southern France and take a walk through Vincent Van Gogh’s masterpieces. Carrières de Lumières, an art center in Les Baux-de-Provence, France, has launched a new music and light display called “Van Gogh: Starry Night” that immerses the… Read More

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You and Me

When my now 10 year-old twins were around three, I came up with the idea for a children’s book. Before they were born and their genders were known to us, my husband and I often referred to them as “A and B,” “Thing 1 and Thing 2” (after Dr. Suess’ Cat in the Hat characters),… Read More

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Two Decades

February 16th, 1999. My first day at Taylor Design. Twenty years ago. A long time, and a period of time that has also passed in a blink. I’ve been fortunate over these two decades (ok, that sounds long) to have had a lot of wonderful clients, and to have conceptualized, crafted and created many great… Read More

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Watching “The Night Watch”

Over the next few years, you can watch, from YOUR living room, as Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn’s painting The Night Watch (1642) undergoes live restoration. Beginning in July 2019, Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum will offer the public a unique glimpse into a process that usually happens behind closed doors. A restoration team will work in a “state of the… Read More

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Become a van Gogh Scholar in Just Six Days!

Iconic. (In)famous. Brilliant. Manic. Genius. Misunderstood. These are some of the many words used to describe the work and life of Vincent van Gogh, one of the 19th century’s most famous post-Impressionist European artists. We all know at least a handful of his paintings by subject if not by name—”Starry Night,” sunflowers, irises, cafés, self-portraits… Read More

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One Architect, One Campus, 150 Years

From a colossal 1889 Richardsonian Romanesque castle, to a giant 1972 Brutalist structure, to a 2009 sprawling industrial-looking sports complex, Syracuse University’s architectural footprint has quite a diverse style. Yet as big a hodge-podge as the campus may seem, over 40 of the buildings came from the same place: King + King Architects. The firm… Read More

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Inquiring Minds Want to Know

“Why is Iceland so creative?” was the basis for a study created by University of Kansas professor and psychologist Barbara A. Kerr. After a vacation stopover in Reykjavík where she spent time within the creative community, Kerr became curious as to why this isolated island nation is the birthplace to some of the most innovative contemporary… Read More

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Chimamanda Wears Nigerian

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a brilliant Nigerian writer of novels, short stories, and nonfiction. Recipient of numerous literary awards and honors, she was described in the Times Literary Supplement as “the most prominent” of a “procession of critically acclaimed young anglophone authors [who] is succeeding in attracting a new generation of readers to African literature.” Her books Half a Yellow… Read More

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“Get Out of Your Own Way”

My love for U2 is legendary in this office, so it comes as no surprise to anyone as I write about the band again. This time, I share a striking, “colorful” video created for one of the songs off their 14th studio album, Songs of Experience, which was released in December 2017. Over their 40-year… Read More