Steph loves things in rainbow order.

Art Director

Stephanie is motivated by beautiful typefaces. And she believes in the power of a beautiful color palette—like those of our clients Foundation Source and the Chazen Institute of Global Business. Steph must get organized before getting to work. While designing, illustrating, or just home on the weekends with her husband and kids, she likes listening to to current music, throwback 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: Exploring areas of Portugal and Brazil

Taylor Design Blog

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The Big Reveal

The ‘big reveal’ and other elements of surprise have long been revered design techniques. I have always loved designing stationery that looks white and typical from the exterior, but once opened delivers a big punch of color to the viewer. While these techniques are often used by print, web, and animation designers, there is less… Read More

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Designers in Quarantine

The other day I came across these brightly colored gradient puzzles. At first, I thought, “That’s pretty but ridiculous.” Who would want to sit there and organize all these pieces into 20+ rows of sliiightly different colored groups? Then, as soon as I thought about doing that, I decided it would be tremendously satisfying. My… Read More

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“Wolfwalkers” from Cartoon Saloon

A new feature length film, Wolfwalkers, is set to come out from the four-time Academy Award®, Golden Globe®, BAFTA, and Emmy nominated Irish animation studio, Cartoon Saloon. The trailer shows a magical tale full of wild and dangerous adventure, from IMDB: “In a time of superstition and magic, when wolves are seen as demonic and… Read More

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Elevating the Airport

While there has been nothing pretty about the construction at LaGuardia Airport over the last few years, the renovation seems to be worth the wait. Designed by artist Laura Owens, Terminal B has been given a beautiful mosaic treatment across its impressive walls and surfaces. The piece is entitled “I🍕NY” and features 80 iconic references… Read More

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Art History

In Bristol, England where the statue of slave trader Edward Colston was toppled during a Black Lives Matter protest, artist Marc Quinn and BLM protestor Jen Reid have been working privately on a statue to replace it. On the day that the Colston statue came down, Reid was photographed standing on top of the plinth… Read More

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No Previous Model

Over the weekend, British Vogue released a 14-piece series of covers that depicts landscapes around the theme of ‘Reset’. Each cover was created by a renowned British artist or photographer—talent such as David Sims, Nadine Ijewere, Tim Walker, Lubaina Humid, and David Hockney. The release was accompanied by a 20-page article entitled “All Across the… Read More

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Drawn Together

With the whole world feeling the effects of a global pandemic, it can be comforting and healing to connect with your communities. One of my favorite manifestations of this has been all the new work created and shared in the artistic community. Below are ten illustrations and artworks on the theme of the global pandemic,… Read More

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Broadening the Strokes

It is no surprise to anyone familiar with human history that the vast majority of art collected in museums worldwide was created by male artists. To correct this imbalance in their own collection, the Baltimore Museum of Art has announced that all art purchases in 2020 will be those by female artists. This new initiative… Read More

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This Pizza Campaign Can’t be Topped

This holiday season, Papa John’s Pizza has teamed up with illustrator Mike Hughes to create a holiday-themed pizza campaign. Complete with a tv commercial, print ads, and pizza box packaging, Mike’s illustrations are fun and quirky and show a silly, cheesy twist on a winter wonderland setting. Order a “Festive Pizza” from Papa John’s this… Read More