Steph loves things in rainbow order.

Art Director

From Connecticut to California, Stephanie is motivated by beautiful typefaces. She needs to get organized before getting to work. And she believes in the power of a beautiful color palette—like those of TD clients Foundation Source and the Chazen Institute of Global Business. While designing, illustrating, or just home on the weekends with her husband and daughter, she likes listening to anything by The Flaming Lips, 60’s music, 90’s music, and her weekly Spotify playlist.

Before Taylor: Web design, book design, and branding projects in studios around Connecticut. She is a 2009 graduate of UConn’s Communication Design program.

Recommended digital field trips: Women Who DrawPinterest, following her favorite comedians on Twitter

Recommended IRL field trips: Skiing in Park City, summers in Madison, CT, Portugal, Brazil

Taylor Design Blog

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Lots of Sole in These Shoe-Shis

Milan-based Sushi Chef Yujia Hu has started creating sushi in the shape of sneakers, which he cleverly refers to as “Shoe-Shi.” They are true works of art, held together with sushi rice, nori, and a variety of sashimi. The “shoes” are based on popular brand name sneakers. Beautiful as they are—and despite the 30-minute crafting… Read More

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Personal Palettes of the Taylor Design-ers

When you think of a person you know, certain associations will come to mind—emotions, personality traits, interests, scents, preferences, phrases, and even colors. Just like the brand of a company, individuals have their own signature ‘look and feel’—their own ‘brand’. As a fun exercise, I created the color palettes that come to mind when I… Read More

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Are Fauxsaics All They’re Cracked Up to Be?

Answer: Yes! I have been seeing some impressively pieced-together faux-mosaics popping up in my instagram feeds. I have always been in awe of illustrators who can create 3D type, and seeing these hyper-realistic type creations set within the context of interior design really brought it home for me. If these images intrigue you, have a… Read More

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Art Rx

Starting in November, a group of physicians in Canada will be able to prescribe a trip to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) for ailing patients, as part of a larger art therapy initiative. While the museum has been working with the medical community for decades involving art therapy, this one-year pilot project—where doctors can… Read More

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Glaze Upon Them: Tasteful Ceramics that Donut Disappoint

Artist and ceramicist Jae Yong Kim has been churning out his series of beautifully adorned, ceramic donuts by the baker’s dozen. Many of his donuts take on a pop culture feel, some of them are even sporting replicas of Andy Warhol’s soup cans or the unmistakable dot patterns of Yayoi Kusama. They come in all… Read More

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Journey to a New Earth

Photographer Tom Hegen has come out with a body of work over the past four years that is visually bright, colorful, and beautiful—but the meaning behind it is anything but light. His work is reminiscent of painters such as Mark Rothko or Wayne Theibaud’s landscapes. But instead of the beauty of nature, his photography shows… Read More

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5Pointz Worth $6.7 Million

Last month, a lawsuit was settled over the destruction of a cherished and esteemed graffiti park, 5Pointz, in Long Island City, Queens. While none of the artwork was technically legal to begin with, 5Pointz had built up a world-wide reputation as a graffiti landmark. The site was described during the trial by the artists’ lawyer… Read More

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Drawing in Delirium: Work by Darin Shuler

All parents know the consuming state of true tiredness during the first few months of their newborns’ lives. Illustrator Darin Shuler, miraculously, used those dark, sleepless hours to create his latest zine, appropriately titled, Eyes Cream. While all the illustrations were all created side by side with his baby daughter, these children’s stories characters are far… Read More