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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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

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The Snowy Day

Back in October, the United States Postal Service released a set of “forever” stamps featuring four illustrations from Ezra Jack Keat’s iconic children’s book The Snowy Day. This book is my all time favorite children’s book. I had it read to me over and over as a child, made sure it was one of the… Read More

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Street Art, Reykjavík Style

At a latitude of 64°08′ N, Reykjavík, Iceland is the world’s northernmost capital of a sovereign state. In that global position, the days get rather short, gray and dark come fall. To make up for that, the country’s largest city (of 123,000) has become a quirky and colorful place. Due to the island’s lack of natural… Read More

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“The Gate”

Most people are at least vaguely familiar with one of Iceland’s biggest cultural exports—singer, songwriter, actress, record producer, DJ, experimental artist, science enthusiast, fashion icon, and possible elf—Björk. Over her four-decade career, she has developed a very eclectic musical style that draws from wide-ranging sources and covers electronic, pop, experimental, classical, trip hop, IDM, and avant-garde styles. Björk initially became known as the lead… Read More

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A Break from Business as Usual

Last Thursday, Taylor Design closed up shop early to take a little field trip to New York City. It was a welcome change of pace and scenery, and a nice dose of artistic stimulation and inspiration. Spending most of your day sitting, staring at a screen needs an antidote every so often. We headed for… Read More

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Cheer Up Luv

London-based photographer Eliza Hatch is using her camera lens to focus on fighting sexual harassment. Via an ongoing photojournalism project entitled Cheer Up Luv, Hatch documents women who have experienced sexual harassment on any scale in a public setting. The project came about after a conversation with her female friends about how often and how… Read More